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20 April 2010 @ 05:44 pm
The Page 100 Project  
Brilliant artist and great friend jasonturner made an LJ "call-to-pencils". He has started the Page 100 Project where you flip to page 100 of one of your favourite books and illustrate it in comic narration. What a grand idea!

So, I picked "The Hawkline Monster" by Richard Brautigan.

jasonturner: popcornjasonturner on April 21st, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Wow, awesome stuff Rebecca! Those girls and the last guy have a nice creepiness.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Thanks Jason. Well, the full Title of the book is"The Hawkline Monster, a Gothic Western" so it is creepy, but funny at the same time. Tim Burton bought the movie rights to the book years ago, hopefully he'll never make it.
Woodiness T. Scatologicalmr_sadhead on April 21st, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I am totally doing this meme. This is a great page! And I completely forgot about this book ..
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Do IT! It's a nice treat to have something already written for you and you just have to draw the pictures.
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Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! You should read it, its a lot of fun.
colleen macIsaacgalsan on April 21st, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
wonderfully creepy! I love this project so much.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! You should do one, it's a great way to introduce a favourite book to others.
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a dreaded sunny dayadaorardor on April 21st, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I read this ages ago, forgot the title and the plot somehow, your post triggered something and nooooow I'm requesting it from our library.

I love the textures.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, for libraries!
Ana Skyfishanaskyfish on April 21st, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Brautigan is a great choice for graphic adaptation -- he has such a sparse style and a great eye for telling details. I'd love to read the whole book done this way!
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
I chose this book, because each chapter is about a page long, so I knew there was going to be something interesting to draw.
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Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
Do IT!
mike_myhremike_myhre on April 21st, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Awwwesssome. It's a beeeeooot, Rebecca!

I've been thinking about doing this. My work start-date keeps getting pushed back (although the deadline doesn't) so I might try and do a 100 page thing tomorrow.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
I'd love to see one by you, please make it so.
James Lloydpuddingsock on April 21st, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Love the looser, scratchier approach. But then you knew that, didn't you?
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks James! Well, I couldn't spend as much time on this as would have liked to, so it was bit rushed.
Tozotozocomic on April 21st, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
I have never heard of this book but now I really want to read it.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
It's great! Not only is a great book, but you can read it in about two days, which is kind of nice sometimes. It was a toss up between this book and "Nightmare Alley" by William Lindsay Gresham ( I guess I have a think for authors that have committed suicide).
_w_o_o_d__w_o_o_d_ on April 21st, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
There's a really great comic adaptation of this book, published in France under the title "Big Foot", by Nicolas Dumontheuil. You should check it out, if you get the chance.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that online, I'd love to read it, but I don't think it has been translated into English :(
Robin Bougiebougieman on April 21st, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Great page, muffin-butt! ^_^
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 22nd, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
SShhhhh... no one is supposed to know I actually have a muffin for a butt.
jeselvisthekingjeselvistheking on April 22nd, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
wow - richard brautigan - it's been a long time.

this is so awesome - -the first panel is SOOOOO "The Shining". ;)
Maxine Frankdandydevildog on April 22nd, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
Such an awesome idea, and yours looks amazing! Absolutely gorgeous inking, as per usual.
Scott Faulknerinkboy on April 27th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
I totally need to read this book now. Great job!
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 28th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
It's a good 'un, and it's also a quick read. Sometimes it's kind of nice to finish a novel in two days.
jordyn f bochonyfrontninja on April 28th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Weow! I love how you did this. With a marker? I'm really into the texture.
Rebecca Dartr_dart on April 28th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jordyn! Tis is just done with ye olde dry brush, but I also incorporated a little bit of splatter and fingerprints in the last two panels.
the word girlbardot on May 16th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
rebecca! we posted the first side of you & robin's quackers!! please to look at http://franklinpquacker.blogspot.com/

gosh, we squealed outside the post office when we got the package! thanks so much for your quacker kindness. franklin is over the moon!
(Anonymous) on February 16th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Any chance of doing more Hawkline Work?
The Hawkline Monster is my favorite book in the world. Brautigan is my favorite writer. Just looking at your page 100 sketch, I'm sitting here salivating over the thought of a full graphic novel version of the story. Any chance you'd ever consider doing more page illustrations from the book? I think you really captured the look and feel of the novel in your page 100 illustration, and I would just love to see you go farther with it.
PheromoneAuthoritypheromoneauthor on July 25th, 2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Thats nice...

Edited at 2013-07-25 05:02 am (UTC)
thomasbrewerthomasbrewer on November 9th, 2013 07:07 am (UTC)
Thats one awesome
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acridpunyacridpuny on January 17th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
excellent :)
dingnumb on January 23rd, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
ponysleddingponysledding on February 3rd, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
Its beneficial
Its fascinating