Monday, December 23, 2013

"You Wish to Be Anonymous?" | Graphic Classics, Volume 19: Christmas Classics (2010)



Index of other entries in The Christmas Carol Project

After breezing quickly through the first two scenes, Alex Burrows and Micah Farritor slow down a tad with the solicitors and give them two full pages. It's still heavily abridged, but like some of the other short adaptations, that can work in its favor. The solicitors don't come off nearly as clueless as they do in the full Dickens.

Other than that, there are a couple of things worth mentioning with this one. The lead solicitor has a sad, weary look to him. That could be meant to convey depth of feeling for his cause, or it could just mean he's had a long day, but it's a different approach to the character.

There's also a quick flashback panel to Marley's funeral when Scrooge mentions that Marley's been dead these seven years. This is the first time Marley's been mentioned in this version, so it's a good spot to put a look at the lonely scene with only Scrooge and two officiants (the priest and the undertaker, I presume) in attendance.

And that's that! Thanks for following along. This was another fun exercise for me and I hope you enjoyed it too. Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

I think it is depressing - and wonder if Scrooge would have picked up on it - that at Marley's funeral, there is at least one person other than the priest and undertaker present. At Scrooge's funeral, who will be there BUT the priest and undertaker? Sad.

Also sad that this is the end! Went by too fast. I love this project you have taken on and cannot wait to do it again next year. Happiest of Holidays to you and yours!

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