Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Metamorphosis: A 24-page comic for a fresh new year

So here it is. The project that kept this blog silent for nigh two weeks. Here is my comic adaptation - all 24 pages! - of "Metamorphosis," adapted from a short story by neuroscientist David Eagleman as it was read by actor Jeffrey Tambor for Radiolab's podcast "After Life."  If you'd like to listen to the original story on which this was based, follow that last link and jump to about 6:10. Enjoy.























Many thanks to David Eagleman for producing quite a tasty bit of fiction, Radiolab for breathing life into it, Jeffrey Tambor for being a class act as always, and to you. For reading it. Here's to a comicky new year.

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105 comments:

Dara said...

Hello there!

This is really cool. I love the drawing style and the pacing of it. Great work! Glad I stumbled across your blog (thanks to Raymond Scott in your interests!).

ChristeeneFraser said...

This is fantastic! Truly. I love the art as much as I love the story, which is almost never the case with most comics I read; usually one trumps the other. But not so here. Keep up the fabulous work!

MaryMcAliley said...

Hi, my name is Mary. I hold a fine art degree from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and work with you mom at Emory. She shared this link with me. I love your treatment of this comic! Great job! By the way, I have a cousin named Blue. Something else you might find of interest is my best friend from grammar school's son is the artist for most of the hero comics like Star Trek. His name is Michael L. Stribling. You can look his work up online. He also does alot of the animated work as well as print illustration. Well, must run. Keep up the good work, have fun, and thanks for sharing.

April in Autumn said...

I loved the original story and this is a great retelling in a different medium... Like a cover song that makes you appreciate the original even more.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Erik Johnson said...

I love it! The black and white balance is brilliantly striking and guides the eye from one panel to the next with remarkable ease.

I got chills down my spine when on the second page, building up to the terrifying third death. It sounds so much like something Rod Serling would saw in an intro to "The Twilight Zone". The slow disappearance of the really adds to the feeling of the overwhelming burden of such a concept.

If I had to pick a favorite page, it'd have the "Farm Site, Now a College" page, though I'm probably biased since I've been working on a similar scene myself, but it really is both slick and striking. Bravo.

Joseph Blair said...

This is beautiful. Excellent work.

Anonymous said...

This was one of my favorite stories ever on Radiolab. Beautiful retelling. Thanks!

David Mondrup said...

Very, very good!

Anonymous said...

fantastic! I think erik said it best, brilliantly striking! love seeing how your work has progressed. great work!
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Arnab Majumdar said...

I've thought along these lines myself, quite a number of times. Written stuff with that thought in mind too, but somehow it's never been this hard hitting. Enjoyed the way the whole idea was portrayed out here.

Take a look at what I'd written a while back based on the similar concept. You can find it at http://albatrossfables.blogspot.com/search/label/Schizophrenic%20Sid

Cheers,
Joy...

tburk said...

So engaging, visually and narrative-ly. Well done Blue!
-Teresa

tburk said...

So engaging, both visually and narrative-ly. Nice job Blue. Hope your last semester is going well.
Cheers, Teresa

Jolene said...

Blue, I had lunch with your grandma on Monday. She was telling/bragging to me about this project you were working on. Grandpa e-mailed the blog today. I was SO impressed with your drawing - you are an amazing young lady. Whatever you choose to do with your talents in the future, I know you will be successful.

Maestro Sonata said...

Well, I suppose it is a form of philosophical art. Pen and ink remnant. It flows. Yet, the theme is of a very serious nature and wildly provoking for a theologian. It reminds me of Catholicity and the definitive purgatory in the the third stage of death. I would also make note that the prolonging of life is not a matter of memory through the mind and is far short of the actuality that only the spirit and heart contain the power to sustain. The mind is far too weak. Oversll, OK, I just have to say it is limited in dimension. The scope of life, in any form, far outruns this amusing self-containment which parallels an array of limitations.......none of which reflect the afterlife.......

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