Tuesday, 23 September 2008

High Expectations?

I might be doing a comic adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' for an educational publisher.

To try to win the business, I've done page one from the script. I can't show the whole thing so here's a crop from one of the panels showing old Abel Magwitch gnawing on a piece of bread.

Great Expectations is probably my favourite Dickens and there are some fab characters that I know I'll enjoy drawing if I get the business - Miss Haversham, Mr Jaggers and Mr. Wemmick not to mention Joe Gargery and Estella should all be very interesting to interpret in my own way.

Ages ago I got a copy of the 1946 David Lean film free with the Times. I watched that to get in the mood, hopefully it won't affect my interpretations too much.


matt dawson said...

The page you showed me certainly hit the mark Kev. We 'expect great' things from this project (sorry) if they have the forsight to comission you! I really look forward to your take on the flamin' dame Miss H. !

Graeme Neil Reid said...

Bingo! Excellent news Kevin and a great story to draw. I read Dickens book a couple years back after having watched the brilliant David Lean film for the umpteenth time. I love that film and it would be hard for me not to be influenced by it if I was to draw a version of the story.