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vishard chandool
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 12:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Question for JB.

JB is there any novel that you are interested in adapting as a comic book?
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 12:52pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

My favorite, CITY AT WORLDS END, by Edmund Hamilton.
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 1:32pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Thanks for the reply. Is this something that we might see happen in the near future?
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It should have happened twenty-five years ago! I made a start, but found I was still struggling to find the characters.
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Ok Thanks. 
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Posted: 12 April 2019 at 1:51pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Finally got to enjoy CITY a ways back, and wanted to cast Hamm as Kenniston:

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A couple of years ago I persuaded a friend to read CITY. She, too, saw Hamm as Kenniston. She also saw Jeff Goldblum as Piers Eglin.

Lately, I’ve been pondering Saoirse Ronan as Varn Allen.

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Lately, I’ve been pondering Saoirse Ronan as Varn Allen.

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Ohhh, interesting, love Saoirse Ronan.  Now I know I have to reread it.  Will even try Goldblum, thanks!

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Goldblum isn’t my casting. Too tall. Someone more like DJ Qualls.

Richard Jenkins as Hubble.

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The Hamm pic I chose turned out to be pretty close to JB's Kenniston from his 1986 CITY pinup:





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Someone more like DJ Qualls.  Richard Jenkins as Hubble.

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I had to look up the other actors, and like both.  Qualls would be the harder sell because I only recall him from all the way back in ROAD TRIP.  Jenkins is all-around great in my book.  I love when guys like Richard Jenkins or J.K. Simmons up their stock in flicks like THE SHAPE OF WATER or WHIPLASH.


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The Hamm pic I chose turned out to be pretty close to JB's Kenniston from his 1986 CITY pinup:

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Changed my mind on just about everything in that drawing. Gorr Holl, especially, I think, should look more like one of Mignola’s “shoulderless” figures.

This is one reason I’m glad I haven’t done this yet. Every time I read the book I pick up some nuance that reshapes the characters. Heck, despite the wonderful “teddy bear!” scene, it took literally decades for me to realize Gorr Holl was a bear, not an ape!

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