Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hero physicists, Kite Runners and Untrue Tales of The Exorcist

Here's Page 59 of Tomb of the Undead - which was a lot of fun to draw, especially considering, as I mentioned before, I kind of got to give tribute to a buddy of mine. Again, the customs agent doesn't really resemble my buddy, but it is in honour of him.

It was tricky figuring out how to get this back-and-forth to not fill up too many pages - here's an example of a scene that ran a bit too long. It took a long time to cover everything that had to happen, and it's not good if these scenes go on for too long.

I think readers get impatient only if scenes take six pages to get through, but it takes you six weeks to publish them. Nobody likes that.


In any case, enjoy Page 59 of Just a Little Escape.

Graphic Novel News
In the links below, there are a bunch of neat posts about some new graphic novels coming up soon. The Untrue Tales of the Exorcist looks pretty f-ing awesome!

Check 'em out!

Richard Feynman, the late physicist, is hero of new graphic novel
Monica Hesse
WashingtonPost.com



It is a sad fact — an endlessly rehashed symbol of just what is wrong with America — that we make heroes of athletes but not mathletes, that we write comic books about men with capes but not real men with calculators, and that “Dancing With the Stars” has never tapped Andre Geim or Konstantin Novoselov, who — oh, admit it, you had to Google them — were last year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in physics.

Let us now commence an ode to a dead scientist.

There is a new graphic novel called “Feynman.” The hero is a particle physicist. Not, mind you, just any particle physicist. The people’s particle physicist. The cute one. Richard P. Feynman, “The Great Explainer,” 1965 Nobel Prize winner, player of bongos, seducer of women, launcher of thousands of dreamy-eyed physics majors. Even for those who hav­en’t taken a science class since 11th grade, referencing Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is a somewhat fashionable pursuit — the quirk, the flair, the devil-may-care. As much as representing science for scientists, his attitude seemed to represent science for the scient-ish — kookiness that was first brought to the mainstream in his autobiography, “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.”
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GeekDad Interview: Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner
Tony Sims
Wired.com



2003 best-seller The Kite Runner reveals the beauty and agony of a tormented nation as it tells the story of an improbable friendship between two boys from opposite ends of society, and of the troubled but enduring relationship between a father and a son. The Kite Runner begins in Kabul in the 1970s, shortly after the overthrow of the last Afghan king. Set on a broad canvas encompassing the communist coup d’├ętat, the Soviet invasion, the rise of the Afghan freedom fighters or mujahideen, and the early days of the Taliban, Hosseini’s tale also portrays the Afghan community of exiles in America with unparalleled insight and deft wit. The Kite Runner graphic novel is a beautiful new rendering of Khaled Hosseini’s beloved story.

I recently caught up with the author, Khaled Hosseini, for a brief interview:
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Jay Baruchel To Adapt Image’s Random Acts Of Violence And Tell Untrue Tales Of The Exorcist
Rich Johnston
BleedingCool.com



The basis for William Peter Blatty’s book The Exorcist, and subsequently William Friedkin’s film, were said to be events that took place in Mount Rainier in Maryland during the late 1940s. Investigative journalist Mark Opasnick wasn’t sure all of the claims added up, however, so he set about sifting fact from fiction. This resulted in The Real Story Behind The Exorcist, a non-fiction book that dispelled a lot of the myths.
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