Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Reader's Diary #1451- Hunter S. Thompson (writer), Troy Little (artist): Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Troy Little wasn't able to convince me that it's a good book (just a rambling Hunter S. Thompson trying to show how cool he is by doing stupid amounts of illegal drugs and treating everyone else like they're idiots), but I was nonetheless impressed with his artistry. Actually one thing I liked about the original was Ralph Steadman's illustrations. Perhaps one might see an influence in Little's work, but for an entire comic, I'm glad that Little's were more lucid. Granted, they were wild and psychedelic when suitable (often), but consistent enough to keep such an out-there story coherent. And just recently having been to Vegas, I think he did an admirable job of capturing it (especially the outdoor settings).
The zany characters too were well done. Expressive and exaggerated caricatures-- what other kind could he draw from the source material?
On that note, I'll definitely be looking for more of Little's work. Thompson? I'll pass.