Nice Art: Dune by Sienkiewicz, and more Dune Comics

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This link has been making the rounds and why not? The 1985 comics adaptation of David Lynch’s DUNE drawn by Bill Sienkiewicz. Yes.

UPDATE: This link has gotten a lot of traction, from its source at TCR. Here’s more background and linkage. Like Moebius’s work on an aborted Jorodowsky-directed DUNE adaptation.

Bonus, Paul Pope’s pitch for a DUNE adaptation.

Comments

  1. Rebecca De Meyer says:

    I will die happy the day Paul Pope makes his own version of Dune.

  2. Oh, that’s lovely, in it’s own way: it starts out very much in Sienkiewicz’s Neal Adams style, and becomes more and more impressionistic as it continues, to the point at the end all the drawings of Kyle MacLachlan resemble Ken Wind from Elektra Assassin, so obvious is the (deliberate) copying of photo reference for his face.

  3. Compare and contrast with:
    http://www.duneinfo.com/unseen/moebius.asp

  4. How’s the legal stuff tumble out on something like this? I assume this was one of Marvel’s movie adaptations. Did they release it for public consumption or is it public domain now or…?

    Anyway, just started looking and it’s pretty swanky. I love his landscape shots and the colors are excellent, too.

  5. Thanks for the Moebius stuff! Amazing!

    And I remember that page that Paul Pope did. One of the coolest bits I’ve chanced across on the Beat, but I got false hopes when the current link teased it as a “pitch” for Dune; it was definitely just a lark based on his Wednesday Comics experiences.

    But if it expanded to the full novel, I’d buy a hundred copies.

  6. He IS the Kwisatz Haderach!

  7. Galactus says:

    I’d like to see Paul Pope create HIS Dune rather than adapt Herbert’s work. I think the movie, the comic and the TV show are enough. Just read the books.

  8. “How’s the legal stuff tumble out on something like this? I assume this was one of Marvel’s movie adaptations. Did they release it for public consumption or is it public domain now or…?”

    … or people on the internet have no great respect for copyright, and it’s posted without the permission of the whoever the copyright holder might be. Some people have selective outrage about things like that.

  9. Yeah, that’s why I asked, Sam. I’m always curious about the barriers of piracy, but I figured it’d be weird if the Beat was outright posting links to it.

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