The Page 100 Project – draw the 100th page of a novel in comic format.
Having been a big Stephen King fan for most of my life I’ll admit to not really knowing how it was that I just never got around to reading The Dark Tower series. Most people praise it and even then I’m not sure I was convinced until I read The Gunslinger.
I really enjoyed it. Loved it in fact and couldn’t put it down, from its perfect first line to the ending that must have been a nightmare for those waiting for the next one to be written. I highly recommend it.
The 100th page is really dialog heavy and I had to leave out a couple of lines which I really didn’t want to do but I just didn’t have the room. As it is I crammed extra dialog just to get to that “then we’ll go” line. I refused to pollute the second panel with words though as I felt the line in the novel describing that panel had to remain (and it’s my favourite panel now.
When I read the book I was a little torn as I’ve seen the trailers for the movie and probably picture Idris Elba as Roland as I’m reading it but then I was reading about how the Man With No Name is the inspiration around the look of Roland so I decided to go with something like that. I enjoyed playing with the smoke as well, I overplayed it certainly but I don’t think that matters.