A Particularly Graphic Graphic Interpretation
March 9, 2012 8:32 AM Subscribe
James Killian Spratt
posted by Alvy Ampersand (36 comments total)
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is a sculptor
and Edgar Rice Burroughs fan
who, in addition to sculpting pieces
for the Barsoomian board game Jetan
, has created an illustrated adaptation of the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars
: "The characters are highly underclad, yet oblivious to it; it's their normal way, and they don't see much naughty or titillating about it. The men are men and the women are women and blood is red and scary. I set out to be honest with the nudity and violence, and the devil take Pollyanna, she needs to grow up anyway.
" The on-going graphic interpretation, begun in 2000, is presently on chapter 21 of the 28 chapter book.
Another comic adaptation, John Carter of Mars
, ran in the Sunday papers in the early 1940s and was illustrated by ERB's son and collaborator, John Coleman Burroughs