Tommy Patterson's artwork for A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Tommy Patterson's artwork for A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

Courtesy of artist Tommy Patterson’s twitter account, we’ve got a first look at some of the artwork that will be appearing in the comic book adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

The most striking (and obvious) observation is that, in light of the recent HBO television adaptation of the series, is that the cartoony characters seem out-of-place in Martin’s grim universe. I like Drogo’s design, though he looks too much like a pirate, and the emphasis on his long braid shows that Patterson’s paying attention to the details. Jaime and Cersei I’m less keen on. I like Ned and Robert watching on in the background. I’m hesitant whether the graphic novel medium will be able to properly capture Martin’s world and characters, but art is only one half of the equation and Daniel Abraham’s (author of The Dragon’s Path) adaptation of the text should be top-notch.

  • Josiah Cadicamo April 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I wonder what these things will be rated.

    Are they going follow the example of the books in terms of language and sexual content or will it be pretty low key? I for one think they should stay with the books on those regards.