Thursday, March 31, 2011

Laurell K. Hamilton on novel-to-comics adaptations

Any real-life person would complain about wearing pants that snug. Yet another advantage of the comics medium!

It's a bit of a trend these days for the creators of popular novels to lend their creations to the comics medium. Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the biggest authors doing so, with her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Graphic Novel Reporter has a neat little interview with her about the prose-to-comics process:

The most interesting thing is you get a black-and-white version with the wording put in with the images. That is really where the difference between a graphic novel and an actual novel with words really begins to change for me. Because words that work really, really well in the novel…the same dialogue might not work in a graphic novel.

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