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by Emma Vieceli (emmav)
at June 27th, 2008 (03:22 pm)

*brushes away the cobwebs*

I've no idea who's still set to read this old thing, but it's time to give it a dust down as work on my next Shakespeare graphic novel has begun.

Something a little different this time - less angst and more humour and romance in the shape of
Much Ado About Nothing.
I'm amazingly happy to be able to work on this gem as it's my other Shakespeare favourite. The whole team agreed that we'd be fools if we didn't give it a shot at the graphic novel treatment. As always, I just hope I can do it the justice it deserves.

Things have changed a lot for me in the three years since making Hamlet, but it feels good to be back in the bard's house for a while.

And now, the all important unveiling of our first four key players in this piece. Simply click the thumbnails for full views:

Benedick - A young count and companion of the Prince, Don Pedro. His quick wit and carefree nature often entertains his companions, but infuriate the lady Beatrice.


Beatrice - A fiery and strong woman with a wit to match Benedick's. She has no desire of a man - or at least, doesn't believe that one exists to suit her high tastes.


Claudio - An even younger count and companion of Don Pedro. He is retorted to have 'performed in the body of a lamb the feats of a lion' in the war, but his mind is occupied with something very different from battle now.


Hero - Cousin of Beatrice and a sweet girl who finds herself the object of young Claudio's affections.

Comments

Posted by: anna-louise (annalouise)
Posted at: June 27th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)

This is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays :D And Beatrice is one of my favourite characters :D :D

Good luck with this comic <3 <3

Posted by: Emma Vieceli (emmav)
Posted at: June 27th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)

hey hey! There ARE still people signed up to this blog - yay! thanks for the fast reply, hon. I hope the book is everything you want it to be. ^_^
I LURVE Beatrice, I hope you'll agree that she deserved some luscious red hair. ^_~

Posted by: A Tale Told by an Idiot (fuunsaiki)
Posted at: June 27th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
beatrice+benedick

YES! I hoped you'd get this one; it's the BEST romantic comedy ever written. :D

Posted by: Emma Vieceli (emmav)
Posted at: June 27th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)

Perfect avatar choice from you too ^_^
Thankies!

Posted by: Irina (aneiryn)
Posted at: June 27th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)

looks nice ^^ good luck with that ^^

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 29th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
can't wait!!!^_^

Hi there,
Its Abhiroop, I can't wait for Much Ado About Nothing to come out , We had this play for my SATs examination .
I am enterning the MANGA JIMAN competition ^_^ !!

Posted by: Emma Vieceli (emmav)
Posted at: June 29th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Re: can&#39;t wait!!!^_^

Thank you very much - I hope it lives up to the expectation! And good luck to you in the JIMAN comp :)

Posted by: NATTO (mushi_natto)
Posted at: July 1st, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)

Wooow O_O! This is awesome, I'm so excited ^__^ <3 I just love Benedick's expression XD

Posted by: Emma Vieceli (emmav)
Posted at: July 1st, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)

Yay! Thanks so much for commenting. I'm glad you like him. I think he's going to be fun!

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