Things Change: A Metamorposes Comic
Submitted by Derik Badman on August 13, 2006 - 19:14
To write Things Change IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m using OvidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s MetamorphosesÃ¢â‚¬â€œin a few translations though mostly the translation by Horace Gregory (because it is a pocket paperback and is easy to take with me for reference and rereading) with supplemental reading of the Allen Mandelbaum translation (the version I first read of the poem)Ã¢â‚¬â€œas a generative text. I am not directly adapting OvidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work, rather I am using his stories as a jumping off point for characters, events, themes, images, words, or whatever else seems useful for the particular story. You probably wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see gods and goddesses or mythical monsters (at least not in an obvious sense), but certainly the theme of change will be prevalent (hence the title).
As in Maroon, Things Change will also serve as a vehicle for further formal experiments in layout, style, composition, breakdowns, and other parts of the comics lexicon.
Things Change is published on Sundays and Wednesdays. The third strip went up today, ending the prologue. Book One starts on Wednesday with a story showing the Ages of Man (golden, silver, bronze, iron) through the lens of a relationship.