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February 10, 2013


FFF Results Post #323 -- Adaptation Nation

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Different Kinds Of Things That Aren't Books Or Movies That You'd Like To See Adapted Into Comics, And The Person Adapting Them." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Mouse Trap Game, Dan Zettwoch
2. Random All-Night Gaming Session From My House 1978-1980, Evan Dorkin
3. The K-Tel Pure Power Commercial, Ted May
4. The Venture Arcade Video Game, Joe Daly
5. Dusty In Memphis, Michael Dougan

*****

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Justin J. Major

1. Wrestlemania III, Jack Kirby
2. The Bottle Rockets' "Kerosene", Gilbert Hernandez
3. FiveThirtyEight Blog, Chris Onstead
4. People's Sexiest Man Alive (1985-2012) , Ivan Brunetti
5. My mother's childhood stories, Lynda Barry

*****

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Michael Rhodes

1. Dig-Dug old school video game, Bill Sienkiewicz
2. Hungry, Hungry Hippos board game, Mike Norton
3. Yes: Tales of Topographic Oceans concept acid rock album, Michael Wm Kaluta
4. Rent, the stage play, Jaime Hernandez
5. Progressive Insurance Commericals Featuring Flo, Amanda Conner

*****

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Douglas Wolk

1. Edith Head's Career, Trudy Cooper
2. Symbolic Logic, R. Sikoryak
3. John Coltrane's "Live at the Village Vanguard Again!," Johnny Ryan
4. Alinea Restaurant, Michael DeForge
5. Nam June Paik's Sculpture "TV Buddha," Arthur Ranson

*****

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Tuck!

1. Any of the Shadow radio serials, Steranko
2. Cameron Crowe's Rolling Stone magazine profile of Led Zeppelin (March 1975), Paul Pope
3. Neil Gaiman Journal/Twitter/Tumblr (any segment(s)), Jill Thompson
4. Steve Gerber vs Marvel lawsuit transcripts, Ralph Steadman and/or Bill Sienkiewicz
5. "Mr. A" (The Emperors of Ice Cream), Bruce Timm

*****

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Matt Badham

1. Are You Ready For Love? by Elton John, Jamie Hewlett
2. Waiting for Godot, Darryl Cunningham
3. Bayeux Tapestry, Phillipa Rice
4. Lily Tomlin's telephone switchboard monologue, Sarah McIntyre
5. Leisure (poem by William Henry Davies), Posy Simmonds

*****

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Matt Emery

1. My various and sundry encounters with murderers, drug dealers, junkies, prostitutes, gangs, and postmen, Gilbert Hernandez
2. When the Pawn (Fiona Apple), Roger Langridge
3. The European colonisation of New Zealand, Chris Slane
4. Yoshi Obayashi's experience at his Father's funeral as detailed in The Joe Rogan Experience #317, Stan Sakai
5. The History of New Zealand Comics, Tim Bollinger/Dylan Horrocks/Cornelius Stone

*****

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James Langdell

1. A Cyprians' Ball held by the Bay Area English Regency Society with music by my Divertimento Dance Orchestra, Kate Beaton
2. Napa Mumm winery tour, Eddie Campbell
3. Smetana's orchestra tone poem "The Moldau", Massimo Mattioli
4. Styx game (circa 1984) for the PC, Matt Howarth
5. Game 7 of the 2012 National League Championship Series between Giants and Cardinals, Mike Ploog

*****

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Tim Callahan

1. The 7th-Grade Theatrical Production of the Hobbit I Sat Through, by Michael Kaluta
2. Milton Bradley's Dark Tower, by Ben Marra
3. Rush "2112," by Tom Scioli
4. My Inglorious Defeat in the 1998 Northeast Regional Magic: The Gathering Tournament, by Dan Clowes
5. Harley Stroh's "Sailors on the Starless Sea," by Brendan McCarthy

*****

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Charles Brownstein

1. The Krewe de Vieux Parade, Lale Westvind
2. The Kentucky Derby, James Stokoe
3. The LA Riots, Benjamin Marra
4. Manowar's The Triumph of Steel, Becky Cloonan
5. Deliberations in the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Johnny Ryan

*****

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Marc Arsenault

1. The Comics Journal message board, Rob Liefeld
2. The last days of President Nixon in office, Josh Bayer
3. The Stanley Parable, Farel Dalrymple
4. Lupe Fiasco's 'Daydreamin', Alex Ross
5. Got To Investigate Silicone, Bill Sienkiewicz

*****

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Roman Muradov

1. Racewalking, Jonny Negron
2. "Name That Tune" 1953–1959, Jason
3. "Juggling Babies" by Barry Louis Polisar, Johnny Ryan
4. The illustration in this article from some Russian newspaper describing "the man of the future," Michael DeForge
5. A middle-aged man who spat at me as I was leaving the laundromat, Joost Swarte

*****

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Danny Ceballos

1. Burma-Shave signs on a stretch of lonely highway, Kate Beaton
2. Venus de Milo, Lisa Hanawalt
3. the QUISP cereal box art, John Porcellino
4. IKEA manuals, Chris Ware
5. Disneyland's Haunted House ride, Lynda Barry

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Tom Bondurant

1. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Bob Rozakis & Stephen DeStefano
2. The Game of Life, Bill Sienkiewicz
3. The Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Kate Beaton
4. Any DC or Marvel editorial-presentation panel from the last few years of Comic-Con, Marlo Meekins
5. Random Cialis commercial, Adam Warren

*****

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John Platt

1. Atari Pitfall!, Garth Ennis & Matt Wagner
2. My pug's antics, Cara Bean
3. The best of Weird New Jersey magazine, the Kubert brothers
4. The sad saga of Xiang Xiang the giant panda, Colleen Doran
5. Solitaire, Seth

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Jack Kirby
2. Disneyland's It's A Small World Ride, Geoff Darrow
3. The Wonderland Murders (a.k.a. The Four-On-The-Floor Killings), Rick Geary
4. Die Valkyrie by Richard Wagner, Vaughn Bodé
5. The 2012 GOP Presidential Primary, Basil Wolverton

*****

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Dave Knott

* The Sagrada Familia, Francois Schuiten
* Bamboo frame bicycles, Rick Smith
* Mr. Cool, by Rasputin's Stash, Jim Rugg
* The annual 4x4 mud pit drag race competition on the Indian reservation near where I grew up, Derf
* The Russia-Canada "Summit Series" of 1972, Jeff Lemire

*****

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Chris Duffy

1. Salvation: The New Rock Musical (includes the song "Ballin'"), Johnny Ryan
2. Archie Goodwin memorial, Mark Chiarello
3. 1 week of Ask Beth column from the mid 80s, Vanessa Davis
4. The jukebox track listing from Tommy's Lunch in Cambridge, MA, circa 1988, Andrei Molotiu
5. Crazy game I used to play by myself with spaceships made from Legos and little rocks dressed up like the Justice Society, Jerry Ordway

*****

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Sterg Botzakis

1. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Kagan Mcleod
2. Republican National Convention, Pete Bagge
3. Dig Dug, James Stokoe
4. DragonCon, Felipe Smith
5. Jack Kirby’s life story, Dave Sim

*****

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Justin Colussy-Estes

1) GA Representative Paul Braun's 2012 re-election campaign, R Sikoryak in the style of Walt Kelly
2) Mark Sanford's trip up the Appalachian Trail, Michael Kupperman
3) A brief history of 18th & 19th century Presidential sex scandals, Kate Beaton
4) NJ Governor Jim McGreevey's political career and coming out, Fumi Yoshinaga
5) LBJ orders a pair of slacks from his Texan tailor, Ryan Pequin

*****

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Aaron White

1. Those '80s nights when my stuffed animals and I would pilot my bed (The Bedboat) into Libya and assassinate Khadafi, Frank Miller
2. Scandal Schmandal (a semi-improvised show performed only once by Torrential Downplay, a Birmingham Alabama improv troupe), Derf Backderf
3. The baked goods of the Birmingham Alabama area, Vanessa Davis
4. The surprisingly dramatic behind-the-scenes story of a production of Edward Albee's The Goat I was in, Eddie Campbell
5. Outside by David Bowie, Matthew Thurber

*****

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Sean Kleefeld

1. The 1920s' Chicago crime blotter, Jack Kirby
2. The Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquincy Hearings, Charles Burns
3. The first San Diego ComicCon, Wendy Pini
4. What was erased from the Nixon tapes, Steve Ditko
5. My resume, Jim Steranko

*****

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J.E. Cole

1. Strider Hiryu adaptation/update: Jason Pearson
2. The creation of the first firearm and its effect on human civilization up to the present day: Warren Ellis and Bill Sienkiewicz
3. A priest slowly losing her faith, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
4. An adaptation of the life Mary Wollstonecraft by Alan Moore/Posy Simmonds and Claire Wendling
5. The death of the golden age of American Illustration by Alex Ross, Dave Sim, Travel Foreman and Cam Kennedy

*****

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Will Pfeifer

1. The Vaselines' Song "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam," Jack Chick
2. Weather Channel coverage of this weekend's big winter storm hitting NYC, Paul Pope
3. My daughter's imaginary adventures with her Moshi Monster toys, Basil Wolverton
4. The obits, Tony Millionaire
5. Instructions for assembling an Ikea POANG chair, Chris Ware

*****

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Craig Fischer

* Pink Flag, Killoffer
* The 1975 Stanley Cup Finals (Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers), Rob Ullman
* A Hell Of A Woman, Milton Caniff
* Project Runway, Aline Kominsky-Crumb
* The City Museum in St. Louis, Josh Simmons

*****

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Evan Dorkin

1. A Selection of Jim Woodring's Dreams and Visions, Renee French
2. Rob Liefeld's Screenplay About The Formation Of Image, Eiji Nonaka
3. The 1992 WWF Royal Rumble (w/color commentary), Jaime Hernandez
4. My Horrible Evening Spent In Dave Sim's Company, Joe Sacco
5. The Beach Boys/Murray Wilson "Help Me, Rhonda" Recording Session, Michael Kupperman

*****

I was unable to sleep so looking for some mindless coding, but I nearly deleted about 1/3 of these for format; it really, really helps me when you follow that request closely, and my thanks to those that did

I'm also not sure that all of you know what adaptation means, even loosely applied

as I was unable to apply due diligence to all of these images, even though I tried to use these contextually a best as possible I'll be deleting them by at least Tuesday morning so as to make sure; all apologies

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