Thursday, January 24, 2008

Topic for Discussion

The Dabel Brothers are this generation's Byron Preiss.

Agree or disagree?

1 comment:

Ran said...

I don't know too much about Preiss. Mainly that he saw that some SF work got published in graphic form, and then iBooks doing its thing until his untimely death folded the business up. So I'll just riff on the translating SF/F to comic form thing.

It's an interesting comparison, and not one that's crossed my mind before. Preiss's "Fiction Illustrated" line which turned stuff like The Stars My Destination into graphic novels certainly feels similar to the Dabels' approach of bringing fantasy and SF literature to comics.

OTOH, Preiss's "Fiction Illustrated" was generally more daring in terms of presentation and subject matter, I think. DB Pro's market is more conventional, I think, than what Preiss aimed for. That said, they did do a sort of illustrated novella when they published Silverberg's "The Seventh Shrine" with some lovely, otherworldly painted art.

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