Thursday, November 6, 2008
Look what I found!
I was doing some speaking engagements on Election Day at some of our suburban high schools...and when I do such things I like to bring a good cross section of my past work to illustrate various points. SO, of course Monday night at about 12:30 am I was pulling all sorts of things out of the archive boxes. The Badger-Shattered Mirror splash page, pen and ink work, painted pages, thumbnails and scripts. These are always a big hit- sample pages for a proposed Nightmare Before Christmas Graphic Novel. I was hired by Dark Horse, I believe, (it's been 5 years) because someone was trying to get the rights to do a Nightmare adaptation...I'm not sure of the details really, but I think it was a matter of trying to convince Tim Burton to give the green light to a graphic novel. I have no idea if he ever saw it. Or if that was even the issue.There might have been an issue there of him not being interested in such things...or something like that. I'm not really sure. All I know is that as far as I know...this went nowhere. At least my involvement. I've seen a manga version of TNBC...and yes, I like mine better!I wish I could remember the reasons this didn't move forward...but I can't. Sigh. Stupid brain cells! Get to work! At least I can share them here with you. I hope ya likes 'em!