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The Page 100 Project [Mar. 19th, 2010|10:22 pm]

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...


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

[User Picture]From: r_dart
2010-03-21 08:00 am (UTC)
This is great! Love it.

I'm working on a project right now for a publisher called the Graphic Canon. It's an art and comic anthology based on literary works. I'm doing Paradise Lost in 12 illustrations. I'm so excited.

I've always had a dream project called Secondary Literary, where incidents in famous literary works would be told from the point of view of a secondary character, for instance I've always wanted to do Kafka's Metamorphosis from the point of view of the char women.
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[User Picture]From: jasonturner
2010-03-21 05:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, I will be interested to see your Paradise Lost! The Second Literary idea sounds really cool too.
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[User Picture]From: monocat
2010-06-30 08:49 pm (UTC)
hmm i wanted to do a project where there's recurring character implanted into other comics... just this nondescript person sitting in the background of a comic with his face in his hands, (who might look up for a moment) then you'd get someone (preferably 'alien' to the way that the original comic is drawn) to draw what this background character is seeing when he takes his face from his hands and looks up.
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[User Picture]From: mickeymao
2010-04-22 02:17 am (UTC)
I would love to know more about The Graphic Canon. And I hereby swear to draw a Page 100 contribution.
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