Showing posts from June, 2008

Another one bites the dust...

Just finished my adaptation of Studs Terkel's groundbreaking book of interviews, WORKING... and boy are my arms tired. Here find a couple of images, both finished and un, that should give you an idea of what the piece will be... or I should say, is. (It's hard to believe I'm done.) The bios are of Dolores Dante the WAITRESS, Hots Michaels the BAR PIANIST, and Bud Freeman the JAZZ SAXOPHONIST. This anthology project is being published by The New Press, for whom I hope to work again soon. Now I'm off to do a month of traveling, and to finally finish my NBM Graphic Novel ANANSI'S DREAMBOOK.

Thanks to Paul Buhle and Studs Terkel.
Yours truly, Lance Tooks

A Familiar face...

Commissioned last month for a Democrats Abroad Madrid fundraiser.

And now, for your amusement, a whole lot of recent bar sketches...


Back in print…

…after a month and a half of tech problems, I’m back online and posting on a brand new Mac Mini. My scanner’s not together yet, so here are some outtakes from my book “Lucifer’s Garden of Verses vol. 1 The Devil on Fever Street” that were stored on my harddrive… accompanied by a whole bunch of reviews for my recent contributions to the Graphic Classics series of adaptations. (Thanks to my friend Tom Pomplun for the links… and the work!)


Forbidden Planet

Comics Industry News

AV Club


Count Gore

and my personal favorite.
Now, it's back to the drawing board... I’m currently adapting 3 interviews from Studs Turkel's WORKING for Hill & Wang, Oscar Wilde’s THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL for Graphic Classics, and creating ANANSI'S DREAMBOOK, an original Graphic Novel for NBM. Hope you like them!

Lance Tooks