Sunday, January 06, 2008

Fegredo does Heinlein

Here's a piece Duncan Fegredo did for the always-worth-a-browse Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!!! website. It's Kip Russell, Peewee and The Mother Thing from Bob Heinlein's novel HAVE SPACESUIT, WILL TRAVEL. Which I haven't read, but sounds like a lot of fun. A bit Mark Twain-ish, even.

I was under the impression I'd written about this tremendous site before, back when Mike Wieringo died and I came across his Harry Potter images there, but it turns out I didn't (must have linked to them elsewhere). I used a Fantastic Four image instead, didn't I? Whoops! Anyway, this site falls right into my remit, being a crossover between my two fields of expertise (*cough*... I think I got away with that), comics and yer actual literature.


RAB said...

Funnily enough, I was thinking just last night how much I love that book. It came to mind because I'd been plotting a scene for a possible future story which, on reflection, owed much to a similar scene in Have Space Suit. And that right there is why it would be a very good thing for you to read the Heinlein book: it's one of those books that everyone else has been influenced by, with images and ideas Heinlein invented being quoted and recycled and ripped off by everyone else who followed. I could name off the top of my head specific comics by Alan Moore and Chris Claremont you've read that swipe bits from this novel, not to mention the stuff that found its way into Star Wars and/or any other film that depicted an assembly of some sort of Galactic Federation. And just like with Jack Kirby comics, there's no substitute for going back to the original source to see where everybody else got it from!

Mark said...