I DIDN'T WRITE THAT!
- Berkeley, California, USA
- January 22
- Bottomless Studio
- John Linton Roberson is an illustrator, cartoonist and writer, living in Berkeley, California.
His new graphic novel is the first volume of his version of Frank Wedekind's LULU, Book 1 now available at Amazon.com, Comixology & Createspace. He is also the creator of VLADRUSHKA, SUZY SPREADWELL, and numerous other works in words and pictures since 1989.
Find out more at jlroberson.org.
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Christmas Fast Approaches:
Give The Gift of LULU (and
December 15, 2013 07:39PM
- Peter O'Toole Dies. Here is
His Greatest Performance: THE
RULING CLASS (1972)
December 15, 2013 07:08PM
- LULU Book 2: Chapter 4, p. 65
Pencils (Updated with Inks)
December 06, 2013 11:32AM
- LULU Book 2: Chapter 4, p. 64
November 30, 2013 07:37AM
- Jed Perl is Attacking Art
Spiegelman for the Wrong
November 27, 2013 08:17AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Please do! And
work on vol. 2 soon. Look for
that in the rel…”
April 04, 2013 02:53AM
- “Yes, but you're missing
the point that at the time
March 29, 2013 11:55PM
- “And the thing about this
whole quote is: it was a
a question that
September 19, 2012 04:30AM
- “Addendum: I do not know
how that posted twice. Please
free to delete the
August 24, 2012 10:34PM
- “Yes. And eventually this
won't work anymore. And they
fall apart when they
August 24, 2012 08:02PM
John L. Roberson's Links
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Looking at some old war comics--not SGT. ROCK or BLAZING COMBAT or TWO-FISTED TALES, but the actual workaday, average war comics there were the most of back in the day--brought a few thoughts to mind. Apparently not the kind of thoughts Garth Ennis has when he reads them.
So you've read some
This is a very internally-looking book, with numerous mental asides in between dialogue, demonstrating Roberson's understanding of how the play can be translated by the techniques of comic storytelling. As an adaptation Lulu is an education on the
… Read full post »
A Moment of Cerebus published a very useful speech Dave Sim (who, as I think I've mentioned before, was a very important influence on my work in many ways) gave in Savannah in 1995.
had the pleasure of speaking to Tim Young at Deconstructing
Comics once again, this time in-depth about LULU Book
1. Click here and have a
listen to the podcast!
By the way, if you missed it, I also talked recently, at length,… Read full post »
The original art for LULU Print Series 2: no. 5 is now available for you to purchase at Ebay. Click here to bid or buy now!
Other pages also available here.
John Linton Roberson is an acclaimed cartoonist, illustrator and writer. More of him at jlroberson.org. Read full post »
Thomas Gladysz, probably the foremost expert on Louise Brooks (best known of course as the star of the most famous adaptation of LULU, Pabst's PANDORA'S BOX), has written about my new graphic novel LULU Book 1 at the Louise Brooks Society blog.…
Robb Orr of Comics Forge (as well as a number of other sites) interviewed me regarding LULU Book 1, and you can read the entire thing, illustrated with many clips from the book, here!
Last night, I also did a talk via Skype… Read full post »
Sixth in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and available as magnets, mugs, postcards and more) featuring Lulu.
Here we see Lulu teasing the painter Schwarz in a moment during the events of Book 1. This one is… Read full post »
Buy LULU Book 1
here! (not in stores)
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I create comics, and have for over fifteen years. I love the comics medium, and I take it very seriously. But I absolutely loathe the industry and the kind of fans it breeds, in terrible numbers.
Comics is the… Read full post »
You may know him as the genius behind HELLBLAZER, OUTLAW NATION, 2020 VISIONS, GHOSTDANCING, ANIMAL MAN, and many other great works in comics, and now his brilliant novel BOOK THIRTEEN. Jamie was kind enough to say some very… Read full post »
Fifth in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and available as magnets, mugs, postcards and more) featuring Lulu. Here we see a scene from the next part coming of ERDGEIST. Buy the print, in… Read full post »
It is sad to learn of the passing of Roger Ebert. Rather than run through all the biographical info or the assessment of his career as a critic, which everyone else is already doing, I'd like instead to briefly call your attention to another aspect of Ebert's career: as a collaborator
...who asked me to do an illustration (to be placed on an award certificate) of the CEO of a tech company yesterday, and asked that it be turned around in 24 hours. I did it in 12. Below is the result, which made their client very happy.
By the way,…
Fourth in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and other stuff too--you can get it as postcards, mugs, and more) with Lulu. Here's the first, the second and the third) Here we see the image that graced the cover… Read full post »
...and third in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and other stuff too--you can get it as postcards, mugs, and more) with Lulu. Here's the first, and here's the second) Here we see the image that graced the cover… Read full post »
Second in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and other stuff too--you can get it as postcards, mugs, and more) with Lulu. (here's the first one) Here we see the image that graced the cover of THIS SICKNESS #7 (and also… Read full post »
Brand new full color Giclee print available now at Deviantart, and in a variety of sizes. This one depicts a scene in PANDORA'S BOX, the second of the two plays. (At present, I'm still in the midst of adapting ERDGEIST) Pencil original… Read full post »
The first time I heard Lou Reed and Metallica's 2011 version of Frank Wedekind's LULU, about halfway through my work on Book 1 of my own recently-released version, I'll tell ya: I hated it, even though I'm a huge Lou Reed fan… Read full post »
Some of you may not know that LULU--the
opera version by Alban Berg--was pronounced "degenerate" by the
Nazis, and in turn was used as protest against them. From
the AllMusic article:
...though Berg had completed all of the music and libretto for… Read full post »
Buy LULU Book 1
here (not in stores)
When League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1910 came out, I happened to have just started working on my comics adaptation of Frank Wedekind's "Lulu," which had already been brewing in my mind for ten years, and poring over every version of… Read full post »
From Google Books, the actual translation that I'm doing LULU(the first half, anyway) from. This continues in Pandora's Box. I am doing a lot of modernizing and rephrasing with the dialogue, but trying to stick as close as I can… Read full post »
It seems that LULU Book 1 has moved up in ranking at Amazon--it's now at #132,504 in Books. (that's among ALL books Amazon sells) Please push it higher! Buy your copy now! (also available at Amazon UK and Europe--links here)… Read full post »
As I've mentioned previously, my version of Lulu (now available in print, you might have heard by now) is based on the lovely Italian 1970s actress Stefania Casini. While I love Louise Brooks, I saw no need to turn my version into a tribute to her.
But recently I came across some
John Linton Roberson fooled you again. Visit him at jlroberson.org. Read full post »
A couple of testimonials on my new graphic novel:
"LULU translates into graphic storytelling terms Wedekind’s meditation on sexual repression and its role in facilitating exploitative seduction with all its disturbing ferocity intact."
Martin Pasko (Action Comics, Batman: the Animated Ser… Read full post »
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