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The Page 100 Project [Mar. 19th, 2010|10:22 pm]
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So ages ago, Dave Howard suggested to me that it might be an interesting idea for cartoonists to try adapting a part of a novel they liked. And then recently when JD Sallinger died, that notion came back to me, and then I thought oh it might be interesting to attempt to do a comic of some portion of one of his books. And as I sat on the couch staring at the shelves of books, I thought it might be fun to try it with different books. Maybe just a page. Maybe the SAME PAGE from each book. Say, page 100. And thus...

THE PAGE 100 PROJECT

Feel welcome to join in.

Here is my first attempt, from Michael Chabon's "Yiddish Policemen's Union"



I am keeping a list here of the pages people have done. Email me if you do one! jasonturner >at< jasonturnerproject.com
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[User Picture]From: music_slut
2010-03-20 06:01 pm (UTC)
This is a really cool idea, and the comic is great too. :)

Incidentally, I am curious about what you thought of the Policemen's Union. I found it was incredibly difficult to get into and found myself forcing my way through the book, which was less than pleasant.
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[User Picture]From: jasonturner
2010-03-20 06:40 pm (UTC)
Really? I am not quite finished it yet, but am quite liking it. It took me maybe a couple of chapters to really start grooving on it, but just flowed along after that. Enjoying the setting, something about the warmth from Berko and his wife to the down-and-out friend.

At times I felt like my lack of knowledge of matters Jewish (Jew-know) kept me from fully getting the gist of things, but never off-puttingly so.
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[User Picture]From: music_slut
2010-03-20 07:10 pm (UTC)
I love the setting and the characters as well, but for some reason none of the story elements could quite pull themselves together for me. To be honest, I'm not exactly sure why I didn't take to it like I thought I would.
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[User Picture]From: music_slut
2010-03-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
Goddammit, now you got me thinking about doing one of these.
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[User Picture]From: jasonturner
2010-03-20 09:48 pm (UTC)
Mwahahaha!
Quick before you disappear for 16 months!
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-04-27 01:37 am (UTC)

Yiddish Policemen

I found the book a bit hard to get into, also- partially because I was perhaps a wee bit disappointed that it wasn't "Kavalier and Klay"- but found that eventually, I was hooked. Chabon really succeeds in building an entire fictional world...
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