Wednesday, February 17, 2010
HECTOR LASSITER: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
The PRINT THE LEGEND guest-blogging tour continues at the First Second web site with a piece that previews and includes some conceptual art for the forthcoming HEAD GAMES graphic novel (tentatively scheduled for release from First Second in autumn 2011).
The guest blog gives a little background to the overall scope of the Hector Lassiter series, then delves into the process of adapting ones own novel into a graphic novel script and shaping character depictions and settings with a collaborator.
In this case, that collaborator is the very talented Kevin D. Singles who is tasked with illustrating Hector and Bud Fiske’s wild, cross-country escapades through New Mexico, El Paso, Venice California and the set of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil and on into 1957 Los Angeles before heading into the Mexican desert outside Tijuana.
The preview affords glimpses of not just Hector and Bud, but also Alicia Vicente, the young woman who comes to share their adventures…we see Hector’s hacienda and 1957 Chevy Bel Air…
You can check out the guest blog here.