Chuck Dixon, Dean Koontz and ‘Frankenstein: Prodigal Son’
Earlier this month, our friends at Famous Monsters of Filmland posted a nice chat with writer Chuck Dixon about his work on the adaptation of Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein: Prodigal Son. The six-issue series features a story adapted by Dixon with art by Brett Booth, and is published by the Dabel Bros.
Here, Dixon describes the process of adapting the work of the noted horror author:
FM: How does one adapt a novel to a comic book?
Chuck: In this case it was easy! Dean breaks this stuff down like a comic script. Fast paced and lots of juicy visuals.
The process is like this: I read the novel through and then go back and re-read with post-it notes and a highlighter pen in hand. I highlight significant dialogue and mark page breaks and put in post-its for the issue breaks. Like I said, it was real easy this time. Usually I have to hunt for strong visuals as most novels tend to be internal. But this book gave me option paralysis with all the cool and gruesome stuff.
The first issue of Frankenstein: Prodigal Son is already on shelves. For the full interview, head over to Famous Monsters of Filmland.