Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Found these the other day, looking through my archives for stuff needed for another project...seems a shame for no one to *ever* see them, so here they are.

Awhile ago, I got asked to do up some samples to see if the famous Philip K Dick story, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep could be adapted into comics form. For various reasons it was not to be, with me, though. In a slightly different form, another publisher put out a book of it instead. My take was always going to be a little different, definitely not wanting to use every single word of prose but getting all the dialogue and descriptions as right as I could. Translations between mediums, I'm sure you'd all agree, should be about playing to the strengths of the new one, not just trying to force a square peg in a round hole, etc.

If I ever had the time ( hah, not likely considering what's going on lately, ) I'd love to do a "If Templesmith drew..." series if insane things where I basically screw up well known properties and shock people with my style over well known classics. Just for kicks.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

5 comments:

Michael Moreci said...

Terrific, Ben! You wouldn't be interested in selling a print of this art, would you?

Biff Boulder said...

i love the cover.
very not-too-distant future.
keeping the powerlines was a nice touch.

Matt said...

Funny you mentioned "If Templesmith drew..." The other day I was wondering what it would look like if you'd adapt Twin Peak into a comic.

Greg said...

WOW, that cover is great!

Rainbow Surfer said...

I concurr, I want a poster of the cover.