Page 100: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress


(Apr 08, 2010)


So I’ve taken on another artistic “project”.  This time it’s the PAGE 100 PROJECT, which was started by Jason Turner on his livejournal.  As an exercise, Jason decided to adapt the 100th page of any book of his choosing into comics form (you can see his first two adaptations here and here).  He invited others to join in if so inspired, so I thought I’d try some adaptations of my own.  My “to-read pile” is growing pretty tall, and this seemed like a fun way to get myself to start digging into it.

The first book I’m adapting is THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS by Robert A. Heinlein.

This was really only the first third of page 100.  There’s a lot more yak-yak-yakking and I was trying to keep the actual comic down to one page.  Also, the scene from panel two is out of my own head.  Just thought it would be interesting to picture Mike’s report about cyborgs to add some variety to the scene, though it’s probably sillier than something Heinlein would have envisioned.  Actually, the style of this page looks more cartoony than I originally intended.


Two quick notes before I sign off.

You may remember me writing acouple of times about Joey Weiser’s fundraiser to publish his graphic novel CAVEMEN IN SPACE.  Well, the drive ended this week, and I’m happy to report that he met his target goal.  Congratulations, Joey!

An old buddy of mine, Nathan Kissel, recently started posting at a artblog that he’s keeping with another friend.  Go give them some love if you get the chance.  If it’s any incentive, Nathan draws a mean Wolverine.

4 Responses to “Page 100: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”

  1. […] neat, someone else attempted a Page 100: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress from Jason Rainey. I will have to keep a list of these things somewhere. I actually started working […]

  2. […] a list of the one’s done so far: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by me The Fermata by me The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Jason Rainey The Hawkline Monster by Rebecca Dart The Master and Margarita by Mr. […]

  3. […] in point: Jason Rainey of Brown Paper Bag presents page 100 of Heinlein’s The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, and Rebecca Dart contributed page 100 of Richard Brautigan’s […]

  4. This is one of my favorites to come out of the p100 just because it works so good as comics. That you depict the cyborg experiments are key to that, I think.

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