Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blast from the Past #288: "By the Waters of Babylon" adaptation

Many years ago, my brother Don, knowing my interest in tales of a post-apocalypse Earth, turned me on to a story written by Stephen Vincent Benet titled "By the Waters of Babylon". I was quite taken with the story, and thought it could be cool in comic book form. So I set about adapting it (sometime in the late 1970's, I think), just for my own pleasure, with no thoughts of publishing it.

For some reason, I decided to draw it on heavy illustration board, and in a large size (about 10 by 15). I finished about seven pages of it, and partially drew five more, before I abandoned the project. At this late date, I can't recall why I didn't finish it. -- PL


mikeandraph87 said...

When it comes to post apocalyptic tales none were better than The Future Shark Trilogy which had the feel of it. Now if only we get get more of a taste of it. Esp. Shredder and Rat King at the same time!*nudge*;)

That is an intersting project. Perhaps it would be cool to complete it and see the evolution of your styles. Either way thanks for sharing!

discordiatookie said...

This is fantastic! My favourite parts are page 4, the way the shadow of the character's hand hits his face, and the whole of page 5, which is very striking. I would seriously have that up on my wall. I gotta check that book out! I'm actually playing a game on the xbox called Fallout 3 at the moment, which is set in a post apocalyptic world...

~Michael Tough

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..i think this also represents one of the most damn overwhelming things i've ever read of Laird's , Tookie.

Good lord.. !!