Bradbury’s Form Flexibility

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There are two Ray Bradbury classics (Something Wicked Comes This Way and The Martian Chronicles) that have been recently adapted into graphic novels and Bradbury is down.

The graphic novel illustrations lend themselves well to Bradbury’s prose, and he even went so far as to say that there, “is no difference between a novel and a graphic novel,” which is quite a statement about conveying meaning through form, and the consequences/overall effect of form in art. Ron Wimberly and Dennis Calero are the artists behind the graphic novel adaptations of Something Wicked and Martian Chronicles, respectively, and their “visions are ultimately ones you want to inhabit.”


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