Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Flicking through Judi Picoult's The Tenth Circle I saw these comics pages:

Well, that's a surprise. Not what I would have expected. A character in this book is a comic book artist, and there are examples of his work throughout.

The art is by Dustin Weaver, who has drawn Star Wars and X-Men comics. He seems to have been inspired by the 2003 Hulk movie in this work. Especially the panel in the middle of the page with the guy looking in the mirror, which is very like Eric Bana in the trailer.

It would seem that Picoult has done some research into comics fandom, referencing Wizard magazine and Lying in the Gutters. She has some knowledge, and so comes up with some hilarious scenarios, my favourite being Alan Moore, Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman all hanging out together at a deli.

You maybe know all this anyway! The book was a bestseller in 2006.

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