|mattshepherd (mattshepherd) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-05-29 07:37:00
|Entry tags:||genre: adaptation, genre: adventure, genre: indie, in-joke: shameless plug, theme: pirates, title: captain blood|
Yarr! A wee bit o' piracy for Friday.
Not that kind of piracy, the other kind. The rum-soaked kind.
Long-time reader, first-time poster (but I've had my work posted at your predecessor scans_daily before -- pages from a zombie book called Dead Eyes Open, which holds the dubious honour of being the only scans_daily post that actually made people vomit at their desk)... and I thought I'd share some preview scans from an upcoming comic I've been working on -- Captain Blood from SLG. It's an adaptation of the novel by Rafael Sabatini; I'm doing the script adaptation and Mike Shoyket (recently of Tron) is on art.
The cover (minus logo and trade dress):
And the first eight pages after the cut:
I feel a bit weird popping up and self-promoting, but I'm told I have to -- the chances of an indie book, especially a classic novel adaptation, getting racked is about .05% in the first place, so if I don't tell people this thing exists, they won't ever know.
And the comic isn't even a patch on the original novel, which is free for the readin' at the Captain Blood entry at Project Gutenberg.
Since these are preview scans, the one thing I haven't managed to do is to actually get the tone of the comic in here -- it's being printed in sepia and white instead of black and white, for that old-tymey Pirate! look, but that's happening at the printer's, not at the initial art level.
If you want to read it in full, I encourage you to take the initiative to order it (Previews code APR090631). Indie books and literary adaptations generally fall under the on-spec order radar for most retailers, so if you don't ask you'll never get.