Comic Failure

Douglas Wolk~Salon
Good comics can sometimes be adapted neatly into other media, as Hollywood knows well, but worthwhile comics adaptations from other media are rarer. The cartoonists who've made something good out of borrowed source material are usually the ones who've taken enormous liberties with it: David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik tearing open Paul Auster's "City of Glass," Gary Panter riffing wildly on Dante in his "Jimbo's Inferno" and "Jimbo in Purgatory." Song-comics are mostly unexplored territory, too.
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The game Wrapped Up in Books, inspired by song of same name, is alot of fun.