I recently came across a YouTube clip that reflects the tone and feel of the series and I've embedded it below. Who knows? Maybe one of these days Ink will finally sneak across the border and onto a U.S. network.
SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
Hey J.M, to me in the comics Olympus you, Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore were always the top 3. Grant Morisson has consistently bashed Alan Moore's works for self promotion. Anyway, is Morisson a good guy ? What about Alan Moore, did he like the adaption you have made of "To The Man that has everything".ReplyDelete
First of all, Daniel, thanks for including me alongside such extraordinarily gifted writers.Delete
I've only met Grant a few times, but he struck me as a very nice guy. I only met Moore once, in Karen Berger's office, way back in the 80's, and he, too, struck me as a very nice, down-to-earth person.
I seem to recall hearing through the grapevine that Moore liked the JLU adaptation of "For The Man Who Has Everything," but I can't swear to it...so don't quote me!
Personally, I think that JLU episode is probably the best adaptation of any Alan Moore comic. The episode definitely respects the source material. I didn't realize you were responsible for the adaptation, but that makes sense now!Delete
Glad you think so, Dru. That was my first assignment for JLU and it was great to get started with such a classic story.Delete
Yeah, it was a really good doc. I still have the episodes I taped, too. I'm surprised it's never aired in the US. Someone needs to tap Syfy on the shoulder--or any of a dozen other cable channels in the US.ReplyDelete
Agreed, A. Jaye! SyFy would be a great venue for this. (And I still appreciate you taping those episodes for me!)Delete
Thanks JM! I was just curious, because I think you can watch directly into the soul of a person, honestly speaking. I tried to buy that JLU episode from Amazon, but they don't sell digital videos to Brazilian customers.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure you can find the episode on YouTube, Daniel. There are a lot of JLU episodes out there.Delete
You don't mind that we watch it at Youtube, do you ? :-) I am big fan of Youtube, and constant user.ReplyDelete
Watch away, Daniel! And when it becomes available, you can buy it!Delete
Finally watched the video, they are not allowed at work! Thanks man, excellent thing. Specially because I saw your comments, John Byrne's and Marv Wolfmans! When I was in my teens it was virtually impossible to know more about my favorite comic writers and artists. The only we knew was that Alan Moore had a beard because one of my friends once saw a picture of him.ReplyDelete
When I saw "For The Man Who Has Everything" on tv with my kids, I started telling them "kids that's one of my HEROES meeting other of my HEROES, DeMatteis and Moore". I was thrilled.
Thanks, Daniel. It really was a treat helping to translate that classic story to animation.Delete
Oddly enough, I'd never read "For The Man Who Has Everything" before I got the assignment to adapt it!
Anytime you need anything, JM, you know you need but to ask. I got your back, my friend.ReplyDelete
Thanks, A. Jaye.. I sincerely appreciate your kindness and your friendship.Delete