jane austen

Jane, Again

Austen

Been working on the interior pages for the comic with Gene Yang (see below) but had a chance to take a quick break and do a cover for Michael Chwe’s “Jane Austen: Game Theorist from Princeton University Press.

Done in a day, which led to the realisation that half the work for covers/pages involves sourcing for visual reference; in this case everything was at hand from the Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice days, so it was much quicker going :p

Some pages of the near-to-complete comic meanwhile!

4-05

4-13

4-22

Guerilla-ed

A review of Sense & Sensibility from the Guerilla Librarian 🙂

http://guerilla-librarian.blogspot.com/2011/11/review-time-sense-and-sensibility.html

“I loved this one–a triumphant adaptation of a classic tale into a new format that loses nothing in the translation. Buy one for the Austen-ite in your life, one for the cynical closet romantic, and one for the teen who can’t be bothered to read anything published before 2007.”

Sense and Sensibility HC Trade

Marvel’s Sense and Sensibility HC Trade has been up on sale for a bit i think, available at Amazon here.

Award-winning writer Nancy Butler, adapter of Marvel’s best-selling adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, returns to Marvel with another Jane Austen classic: SENSE & SENSIBILITY! Alongside incredible artist Sonny Liew (MY FAITH IN FRANKIE, WONDERLAND), Butler brings to life the world of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two daughters without parents or means, forced to experience hardship, romance, and heartbreak, all in the hopes of achieving love and lasting happiness.

A couple of reviews of the single issues here and here, and a short one on the trade here.  There were some editorial issues with the singles though, which I think we’ve managed to fix for the trade, so do get a copy today! :p

issue one

Finally got hold of a copies of issue one this week; always a little nerve-wrecking waiting to see how the actual comic turns out. As it was the colours by Sotocolors were quite nice indeed 🙂 some issues with word balloon colours and placement but hopefully something we can fix for future issues. Another tricky question is whether readers will get the switches to a chibi/cartoony style in some sections. Was hoping the formal switch would be reinforced with a different colouring style (screen tone effect to emulate old newspaper strips or pre-digital comics?) but i guess team productions do involve everyone making their own aesthetic choices :p

Wonderlands and Liquid Cities

Sense and sensibility vol 1 listed for Marvel’s May solicits  🙂

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?itemid=12809

“Marvel’s best-selling adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, returns to Marvel with another Jane Austen classic: SENSE & SENSIBILITY! Alongside incredible artist Sonny Liew (My Faith in Frankie, Wonderland), Butler brings to life the world of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two daughters without parents or means, forced to experience hardship, romance, and heartbreak, all in the hopes of achieving love and lasting happiness. 40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

The French edition of Wonderland is out in March, and last month Delcourt released volume 2 of  “Le Tour du monde en bande dessinée” (A World of Comics) which includes a story I did about Mas Selamat; quite an exciting thing to be included alongside creators like Gipi and the amazing  Carlos Nine! :p

Finally,  a review of Liquid City Vol1  at Popmatters. Vol2 due out in July! 🙂