What Book Would You Like To Make Into A Comic?

Have You Bought Ryan Vellas Version of "He Died With A Felafel In His Hands'?

yeh
2
14%
neh
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64%
meh
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Total votes : 14

What Book Would You Like To Make Into A Comic?

Postby makepeace on Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:25 pm

Ryan Vella has successfully (?) transformed John Birminghams 'He Died With a Felafel In His Hands' and Gerard Ashworth was 'notorious' for taking snippets from autobiographies for his strips.
My question to you is:
"What book would you like to make into a comic?" (but you knew that already didn't you...)
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Postby Soon on Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:28 pm

I'd like to see the phone book translated into graphic novel form. I hear all this talk about how people would sit and listen to some one reading the phone book, well if that's their case, mine would be for them to draw and write that sucker start to end. From A to Zy.

And how can I be 'meh' in the poll?
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Postby Troy Kealley on Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:48 pm

I'd do War and Peace. it'd be the biggest f* off graphic novel in history. And you wouldn't have to pay any royalties! Just years of drawing complicated Russian costumes...

Seriously though, I'm reading Richard Morgan's stuff at the moment and that's screaminig out to be made into a comic. Especially 'Market Forces' - where global 'Conflict Investment' companies employ Road Warriors to fight for tenders on the highway. Mad Max meets Bladerunner sort of stuff, right up my alley.
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Postby maggie on Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:52 pm

Thanks for the "meh" option. My work here is done.

I haven't bought it, but I did sit and look at it at David Jones one day. It's on my list of things I need to buy.

I'd love to see someone do American Gods as a comic. I would personally like to do 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, not that it hasn't been done before. I'm just sayin...
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Postby Matt on Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:47 pm

Richard Harland's The Vicar of Morbing Vyle.

C. Read (scripting) and D. Reed (arting) would nail it. And what's more, it's an Aussie book, so the whole country wins!
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Postby Egofreaky on Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:37 pm

Well, the really obvious choice would be the Discworld series, illustrated in the same style as the book covers.

However, I'd love to see David Brin's Uplift and Piers Anthony's Companions of Xanth series done as graphic novels.
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Postby Ian T on Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:37 pm

I was one of those kids who went through school clutching a copy of The Lord of the Rings - sad but true. I sent a sample package of illos to the publisher and received a nice letter back from Rayner Unwin telling me that Bakshi had the rights and was making a film of the book - also sad but true.

Anyway, there's quite a few books I'd be keen to adapt into comics form now, but one I'd nominate is Yann Martel's Life of Pi. I can just imagine how to layout the pages for that - the zoo, the sea, Richard Parker the tiger, delusions - wonderful!

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Postby ThomasCarter on Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:14 pm

Duke Thibodeaux: C.A.J.U.N. Heat Vice Squad Passion

Her Eyes Were Wet With Tears??
Yet Her Heart Was Strong With Strength



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Postby practicecactus on Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:08 pm

...Probly, 'Sex : For Dummies'
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Postby maggie on Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:00 pm

practicecactus wrote:...Probly, 'Sex : For Dummies'


From what I can see, the dummies don't need any help. I base this on my perception of their prodigious ability to give birth, at an alarming rate, to even more dummies.
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Postby practicecactus on Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:29 pm

Whole-Heartedly Concur.
You need a licence to keep a dog , but any Idiot can make a baby.(i think i heard Judge Judy say that once-Yo go girl)
I just thought a funny comic t'would make , is alls I was sayin'.
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Postby Fink on Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:23 pm

maggie wrote:
practicecactus wrote:...Probly, 'Sex : For Dummies'


From what I can see, the dummies don't need any help.


Contraception For Dummies, then?
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Postby azahru on Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:31 pm

Wizard of Earthsea, or pretty much anything by Ursula Le Guin
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Postby Anomic on Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:14 pm

I think a bio of ... wait damn it someone has aready covered it

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Good question

Postby Simon McGill on Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:11 pm

The Illuminatus trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea (although bits have been ripped off in a few comics already, most of it's still fresh).

Anything by John Wyndham (particularly his quirky little short stories, especially the early ones).

Also, some Jorge Luis Borges stories would make excellent comics, I'm sure.
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