22 July 2012

Comics come to life - Oh Yeah!

I'm kind of a Comic junkie. Graphic Novels and Comics.  If there is an adaptation based on a Comic-I'll go read as many of the comics as I can before watching the tv show, movie, etc. Some of my favorites are:

The Walking Dead - extremely weird since I'm not even a zombiephile.  I do love the show and admittedly am missing a few of the comics so I've had my Walker friends fill me. in.

The Watchman - This alter-universe 80's graphic novel was actually the first graphic novel I read and I loved it. The movie was totally awesome and moving replica of the novel getting scenes exact.

The X-men and alternate universes - something people should know about superhero comics is that nowadays there are alternate legends and mythologies for nearly every character.

I'm not sure why I've chosen comics as a method to do research on - maybe because I feel they are easier to read, faster and I can always have my true comicphiles fill in the gaps.  I go to the library and get a few of the new ones, hunt down an occasional deal at the comic store or borrow from friends. I'm not o collector in the true sense as much as an avid fan.

I just got done watching Season One of Game of Thrones.  I have not read the series by George R.R. Martin and I'm undecided if I will.  Epic Fantasy has always been a daunting read for me and I'm not sure I would be able to follow the subplots of so many integral characters.  Comics are much easier that way and for some reason my brain absorbs the graphic content eagerly. I look at the next book in Game of Thrones and I'm just not sure I'm ready for it.

I love Graphic Novels so much I'm actually story-boarding an idea for one with a very talented artist, because I'm horrible at drawing.  Maybe that's why I enjoy Comics so much.  I can write but I sure can't draw.  :)


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