The rifles for the crew in 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA – which the divers carry with them on excursions underwater – are deliberately reminiscent of rifles that were also available on land, and of firearms from the time when the graphic novel and Verne’s book are set (1868). I
I love classic science fiction, as some of you might know. Both old science fiction novels and science fiction films from the 1950s. I recently came across a film that I particularly like: ‘When Worlds Collide’ from famous producer George Pal, who also filmed ‘The War of the Worlds’ from H.G. Wells’ famous novella which I also adapted into a graphic novel (which will be released June 29th by Carlsen in a new and colored version!). George Pal was of Hungarian origin and emigrated from Europe to the States in the 1930s. In Hollywood he quickly made a name for himself with his “Puppetoons”, small short films animated using the
May 28th, 8:00 p.m., live at the Youtube channel of Carlsen Comics
Together with the musician Jörg Walter, Carlsen Comics and I will stage my graphic novel adaption of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS in a multimedia experience. The musical reading provides an extraordinary impression of the comic book, which will be published on June 29, 2021. The graphic novel captivates with accuracy the Victorian setting and atmospherically captures both the dramatic and satirical elements of the classic Wells novella.
In an interview with Matthias Wieland, I’ll give you a live look ‘behind the scenes’ and report on my working process on the graphic novel. The whole event will be streamed live on the Facebook and YouTube channel of Carlsen Comics on May 28th, 8 p.m.!
Here is the link to the Carlsen Comics Youtube channel.
You can find all further information on the new color edition of WAR OF THE WORLDS at Carlsen here.