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.
 




 

8 comments:

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

http://www.ccdblog.com/2011/05/clockwork-orange-comic-book-viddy-well.html

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!!

Want.

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

Мария 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