I make a joke, and it turns out somebody’s actually done it.
Self Made Hero has made a graphic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Written by David Zane Mairowitz with art by Alain Korkos, it actually looks pretty cool.
The sample art on the page is black and white, simple, angular characters, and with what appears to be third-person narration, which I’d think is necessary for this particular work.
C&P is full of interior monologue, guilt-ridden soliloquies and philosophical treatises masked as dialogue, so I wonder how well it translated to visuals, but I’m intrigued by it. Right now I’m post-holiday broke, though, so unless someone wants to send me a copy, it’ll have to wait.
Anyone read it?
(h/t Kieron Gillen)