Tag: Adaptation

Self-Discovery in Fun Home

I actually first discovered Fun Home last Spring, when a Broadway-obsessed friend showed me a clip from the Tony Awards in which cast members of the musical version of the book sang the song Ring of Keys, in which a young Allison Bechdel has a moment of self-discovery upon seeing a butch woman for the first time, desiring the freedom to act… Read more →

The Duck Comic

During our Wed. class we were separated into groups and assigned to recreate a page from the Donald Duck vacation comic. The actual frames in the comic look like they would be easy to do. One has Donald and a Deer butting heads while another has a Bear running away from a fallen camera. The mechanics of the scenes appear… Read more →

Transmedia, Superhero Movies and Comic Books

Over the years, storytelling has expanded across multiple types of media. This idea of transmedia content has greatly affected the world of comic books and how we see our favorite characters. These days new superhero movies are coming out every year that bring a light to characters that were only before found in comics. When producing movies like The Avengers… Read more →

Yu-Gi-Oh: A Transmedia Case Study

I remember in third grade hearing about a trading card game called “Yu-Gi-Oh,” and I thought it was the strangest thing. Then everyone I knew started buying the cards, and “dueling” at recess, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. Like everyone else, I quickly became addicted to the card game, spending tons and tons of… Read more →

Holy Character Design Batman!

As comic books have evolved over the years, their stories and characters have grown as well. Golden age superheroes have been given sleek new looks, and darker storylines as comics move into the modern, or dark age. Out of all of the golden age heroes, it seems as though Batman has undergone the most change, which can be most seen… Read more →

The Game of Adaptation

Don Quixote, Metamorphosis, Infinite Jest. These are just three novels that have been adapted visually by those who have a vision. A vision of how certain characters really look, when descriptions in the novel of their choosing isn’t very clear or just ignored by one’s imagination. There have been hundreds of graphic novel adaptations done and many more continue to be… Read more →

Keeping Shakespeare Relevant

William Shakespeare’s plays have been around for 400 years or so and while there have been a multitude of movie/stage adaptations of the Bards famous plays, graphic retellings haven’t shared the same spotlight. While not as numerous, there have been a fair number of Shakespeare’s tales and language conveyed through a new medium, the comic and/or graphic novel. Starting with… Read more →

The Killing Adaptation

I noticed that there was already an article about  Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke, but this article will be touching on some other points. You may know that an  animated adaptation for this graphic novel is coming up next year, but all we have for now are a few references to the novel and some scenes recreated in a few of… Read more →

Anime Fillers Ruin Manga Adaptations?

Here’s a million dollar question:  Why are there so many fillers in long running anime?   An anime is typically adapted from another source material. Usually it’s either a manga (like Naruto or World Trigger), a light novel series (like Kyoukai no Kanata), or even visual novel/computer game (Little Busters!, the When They Cry series). When adapting a manga into an… Read more →