Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Clockwork Orange

Every once in a while, like most comic creators, I'm asked the question "If you could do your dream project, what would it be?" For me, the answer is easy: for many years now, I've wanted to adapt Anthony Burgess' classic novel A Clockwork Orange into comics form.
I'm not entirely sure why; I'm also a big fan of Stanley Kubrick's work, and no one could successfully argue that his iconic film adaptation is in need of improvement. Maybe I just like a good challenge. In any case, during the summer of 2009, I found myself dealing with a major family crisis and in need of something to keep my mind occupied during long interstate train rides and otherwise insanity-inducing idle time at my destination, and the one thing I found that could occupy mind enough was this long-dormant idea.
So I grabbed a fresh copy of the book, pulled out my trusty legal pads, and before long, I had pushed, pulled and trimmed the story into a complete 150-page comic script. Later on that year (crisis passed, thankfully) I took some time to work up a few pages as a proof-of-concept proposal.

Over the last two years, a number of friends and colleagues have seen these, but for a variety of reasons I've kept them from public view. But it seems like now is the time to set them loose.



Mr. Mike D. said...

Hey Kevin,

I am a huge fan of Burgess, Kubrick, and Clockwork. I have featured many different versions of the work on my blog. I am proud to include yours among the stuff I have shared with my readers. Very cool stuff... your work is magnificent!

I just posted some of your stuff over on my blog, so if you get a shot check out the article about you and more. Looking forward to seeing more of your work soon!

Viddy Well, Little Brother... Viddy Well!!!

Mike D

Si said...

Wow, this looks GREAT. The colours are appropriate of course, and panel to panel it works so twistedly well.

Troy Little said...

VERY cool!!


jerryjose7 said...

this looks great, i havent read it yet, but want to, if your graphic work is gonna be out soon, then am glad, waiing

Anonymous said...

This is amazing!I need to see more.

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Adilene Lopez said...

please make this, I was looking online specifically for a comic version, I am a huge fan of anthony burgess and would love to see this in it's entirety!

Chris Carter said...

Was this ever completed? I'm interested in buying a copy of it if such a thing exists