Posts Tagged ‘Deviantart’

Quinn Looks Forward to Dune Graphic Novel

January 27, 2020

And now – more SF! This is a very short video from the Quinn’s Ideas channel on YouTube. Quinn is another vlogger on science fiction, and particularly Frank Herbert’s Dune. Denis Villeneuve, the French Canadian director of Blade Runner 2049, is currently making a Dune movie that promises to be very faithful to the book, and a new Dune graphic novel is also coming out. It’s been welcomed by Brian Herbert, Frank’s son, who has also written a series of prequels for the Dune saga expanding its fictional universe.

Quinn says he’s looking forward to the graphic novel because, while the Dune books are very concerned with explaining the philosophy, there is very little description of what things actually look like – the thopters, shields and so on. This is why all the adaptations so far – David Lynch’s 1984 version, and the Dune 2000 mini-series, look very different. Quinn states that his idea of what a graphic novel could do was revolutionised by Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. The medium is ideally suited to portray scenes that would be difficult for films, and are suitable for any subject.

Although the video says that it has the first images from the graphic novel, these are among other paintings and drawings of Dune drawn for places like Deviantart, so that it’s not exactly clear which are the graphic novel’s and which are those of other artists. He also says remarkably little about it, except that it’s also faithful to the book, urges viewers to look at an article published elsewhere on the web, for which he provides a link.

This is still a fascinating look at what the graphic novel may be like, and features some superb art from elsewhere.

Tintin Parodies: Tintin Meets Cthulhu

January 9, 2014

This is for all the fans of H.P. Lovecraft out there. Muzski over at Deviantart has created a series of Tintin book covers, in which Belgium’s greatest comic book hero meets the ghastly things from beyond that came out of H.P. Lovecraft’s fevered imagination. Enjoy!

Tintin Dunwich Horror

Tintin From Beyond

Tintin Innsmouth

Tintin Mountains of Madness

Tintin Reanimator

Tintin Whisperer In Darkness

Tintin R'lyeh
Tintin Shadow out of Time