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« on: April 09, 2008 01:41:16 PM »

I'm taking a class about the graphic novel and one assignment was to create a graphic novel illustrating a short story. I chose Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day (one of my favorites). I spent somewhere around 40 hours working on it. I wish I had more time to work on it because I had ideas for way more than the 18ish pages there are. I'm not happy with some of my depictions of Margot, but I was on a tight time schedule.

VERY picture heavy - sorry about that! I hope y'all like it Smiley This is the first time I've seriously drawn anything more than a quick map to someones house in more than 5 years. Im really rusty!

Acrylic paint, watercolor, and ink. Glued to papers from hobby lobby and bound with a coptic stitch.

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008 01:51:38 PM »

WOW! I am speechless. The story sound familiar... Anyway, I love the layout, illustrations, and you put in just enough information to really engage the viewer. It's absolutely stunning and you have inspired me to try my hand at making a book.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008 01:53:44 PM »

Oh my gosh... I remember reading the same short story when I was in elementary! It was probably the most depressing thing to read for a 10 year old.

You did a great job capturing the mood with the bold colors. I think you did an amazing job! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008 02:00:42 PM »

i LOVE it!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2008 09:18:59 PM »

Nilla, you did such a beautiful job with this!  Lots of emotion in the imagery and colors... love that!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008 01:26:50 AM »

i really love this story adn the art fits is so very much!
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008 01:54:30 AM »

Wow, just wow. I've never really got into graphic novels, but yours convinced me how powerful they can be if done well and with the right story. I'm speechless, I can't put into words how much I enjoyed this and just how wonderfully your pictures give life and emotion to the story.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008 03:34:24 AM »

OWW WOW I love your style!!
what a good job you did on capturing the emotions of the story!!
I totally love it.
now i wanna paint
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008 02:15:11 AM »

This is amazing. I am passionate about art and books, and you have combined them both so well.   Passionately illustrated books inspire me ... like this does!! Please, please do more!
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008 02:31:49 AM »

I just about cried when I saw the topic name for this, then reading it brought tears to my eyes.

Absolutely kickass story choice (all hail Ray Bradbury!) and awesome graphic novelisationifying.
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