Thursday, March 3, 2011

Graphic novels, re-writes and Lewis and Clark and Cynthia Leitich Smith

And here's page 34 of Tomb of the Undead. Of course, if you'd like to read more or see this scene in its entirety, please follow along here.

I spent a good long while working on that cityscape shot to fade away from this scene - I'm not sure if anyone will notice or not, but this is a shot taken from a gondola of Pittsburgh, where Casey Miller lives in an apartment.

Graphic Novel News

Graphic novel re-write

Trellis Restaurant, NY

This is an event from a long while ago, but it is worth mentioning that this location has graphic novel workshops, which is cool. So even if you missed it, you might be able to find more on the subject in the future.

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:00 PM ESTCity Island Library Fully accessible to wheelchairsYou think you can improve the story of a comic? You think your artwork is much better then the comics you see today? Then prove it by re-writing, re-editing and re-drawing those old comics with your own team of friends and see if you belong with the legends of the comic book world.
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Lewis and Clark Take A Historic Graphic Novel Journey

Michael Lorah

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are an ingrained part of American lore, explorers traversing the untamed, unknown frontier, bringing back catalogs of material on native Indian tribes, plant and animal life, and maps of the expanded American frontier.

Nick Bertozzi comes to comics with the same dedication to exploration, seeking out engaging and dynamic stories, and bringing them back to readers with clever insights into his characters and sharply drawn, well-designed comics pages. The results frequently charm comics readers (of all ages) in the same way Lewis and Clark’s journey awes schoolchildren.

Bertozzi’s latest book, Lewis & Clark, tracks the Corps of Discovery’s twenty-five month journey from Lewis’s friendship with President Thomas Jefferson to the team’s meeting and recruiting of Sacagawea and her husband, French-Canadian trapper Toussaint Charbonneau. Along the way, Bertozzi shows readers meetings with various Indian tribes, the first sightings of many American landmarks (by those of European descent anyway), and the dozens of hardships, daily stresses and anxieties faced by the troop.
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Chatting with Cynthia Leitich Smith
Parker Peevyhouse
The Spectacle Blog

Today I’m chatting with Cynthia Leitich Smith, who is well-known in children’s literature for both her books and her informative blog. Here’s a chance to get to know her better — and to win an advance reader copy of BLESSED, due out January 25.

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of ETERNAL, TANTALIZE, and BLESSED (forthcoming), all Gothic fantasies from Candlewick Press. She also has written several YA short stories as well as books for younger readers. TANTALIZE was a Borders Original Voices selection, honored at the 2007 National Book Festival, and The Horn Book called it “an intoxicating romantic thriller.” A graphic novel adaptation of TANTALIZE is in the works. ETERNAL was a YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee, featured at the Texas Book Festival, and Publishers Weekly said, “…readers should be hooked by this fully formed world, up through the action-packed finale.” It debuted at #5 on the New York Times best-seller list and #13 on the Publishers Weekly best-seller list.
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