Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some People Believe Monsters Don’t Exist

I watched a film based on an old novel
and I read a graphic novel version
derived from the book, not based on the film.

Both the movie and the graphic novel
were better than the source material.

This terrifies me. I know a woman.

She has a kind of beauty that’s like art
all by herself, as if she’s her own muse.

What if I made, say, a graphic novel
using her likeness as the heroine
then someone adapted it as a film
and someone did a novel of the script
and both the novelization and film
were way more cool than my graphic novel?

This terrifies me. If I write and draw
a graphic novel using a likeness
of this woman as the main character
this terror will be the story’s monster.

Some people believe monsters don’t exist.

I can’t even imagine how they think.

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Music At The Garden’s Edge

“Lair of the White Worm” — the book

“Lair of the White Worm” — the film

“Lair of the White Worm” — the graphic novel

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