so i was just going through your art tag, and naturally noticed all the 3 musketeers (love it, btw) and i was wondering. are you really into the book, or do you like the recent tv adaptation, or what? (i'm about halfway through the book at the moment and decided to give the "musketeers" show a try, and…i had to stop a little ways into the first episode because it was just--well, not faithful to the text at all, let's say.)@Anonymous
Thanks for the question! Well, I had seen multiple movies based off Dumas’s characters around, and knew of the story, but I didn’t really get interested in it until the idea for a gender/genrebend came to me, so honestly most of my reading of the novel was more from a research perspective as opposed to for the novel itself. I didn’t actually make it all the way through the book— it’s a wonderful piece of fiction and history both, but it’s not really for me. I found out about the show when someone brought it up after seeing some of my sketches, and I enjoyed it greatly for the swashbuckling and the gorgeous men, but it has had very little impact on my story.
I’m not really adapting any once source here— I’m more interested in the collective impressions of these characters that countless interpretations have built, most of which have little regard for canon. While I do intend to make as much of a direct translation as possible from the plot of Dumas’s first novel, that’s more for fun than anything, to give readers who are familiar with the book lots of easter eggs. My versions of the characters are going to have just as little to do with his canon figures as do the characters on the recent show.
In fact, my musketeers story will likely have infinitely more homage to Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country and HBO’s Deadwood (two incredible westerns!) than any Musketeers adaptation.
First Second Acquires KISS NUMBER EIGHT, a Graphic Novel About Growing Up Queer in a Conservative Community
First Second Books has recently acquired Kiss Number Eight, a YA graphic novel written by Eisner-nominated author Colleen AF Venable and illustrated by newcomer Leela Wagner. Due out in 2016, here is First Second’s tantalizing description of the book:
Amanda can’t figure out what’s so…
This is one piece of news I’ve been hanging onto for FAR TOO LONG— I am working with First Second to make the awesomest book around! Complete with lots of macking, fart jokes, and lesbians.
I am so so so thrilled that now I get to be sharing little bits of process with you guys here at tumblr- it’s been hard not sharing something that’s the designation for so much of my creative energy!
oh no oh no oh god one of my favourite artists is now drawing fan art of rainbow rowell's work I CAN'T HANDLE THIS, MY HEART STRINGS WILL SNAP OH GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.@Anonymous
Hahahaha I just feel like there isn’t enough Simon Snow art in the world, and I’m just doing my part to right this heinous injustice.
re. previous post “got it”
oh you guys haha it’s an idiom it just means I’ve got a fatty crush on a boy. It’s not contagious. Well I mean it totally would be if you met him.