A few months ago, I set out to remake one of the greatest graphic novels ever to bless mankind - Christian Weston Chandler’s incomparable “Sonichu”. The work, a thrilling parable on the nature of power, authority, and man as a social animal, comprises ten central issues, created between 2005 and 2009 - the work has since gone into an indefinite hiatus.
In reading the work, I was awestruck by its author’s Joycean manipulation of the English language, and his at times operatic twists of fate and misfortune - truly the work of a master of story and characterization. In this spirit, I set out to remake the first episode of the series in Gmod, with two goals in mind - to study the author’s method of panel composition and plotting, and to introduce the work to a wider audience, by means of popular media.
In remaking the episode, I sought to follow strict standards of design - every word is spelled in precisely the same manner, panel arrangements are identical to the extent that my editing software would permit, and panel composition is also identical save a few artistic liberties. The work is by no means perfect - my admittedly shoddy editing software rendered some of the larger images in a very low resolution. However, the resulting work, I believe, achieves the original goals.
For your edification, and for the sake of comparison, a link to the original work: http://archive.sonichu.com/cwcipedia/index.php?title=Issue_0/Page_1
And now, without further ado, SONICHU: