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inkpop Fundamentals: January 26, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on January 26, 2011

‘Red Riding Hood’…from movie to book? The evolution from book to movie or TV adaptation happens nearly everyday in Hollywood; but for Catherine Hardwicke’s latest film Red Riding Hood, the tables are being turned, spawning a book based upon the movie as opposed to vice versa. In an effort to, possibly, transform Red Riding Hood into a franchise, Little Brown Books for Young Readers has published Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright – a book based upon the movie (not to be confused with a movie novelization) which will hit theaters in March of 2011. According to Little Brown, “Debut author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright has crafted a lyrical thriller, adapting the movie’s story into a stunning stand-alone work that will have readers eagerly anticipating the film’s opening. Blakley-Cartwright wrote ‘Red Riding Hood’ from a unique and coveted vantage point — she was on set every day with Hardwicke weaving in details from the world created for the film.” MediaBistro.

Author Neil Gaiman gets animated! Gaiman has worn many hats during his literary career – creating and writing the award-winning Sandman comic books which have gained recognition all over the world; in addition to penning the award-winning and bestselling Coraline (which was adapted into a movie of the same title). Now, Gaiman is going where few authors have gone before…Springfield via an upcoming stint on The Simpsons. Though there is no word yet on when Gaiman’s episode will air, it has been confirmed that he has already recorded his dialogue for an episode entitled The Book Job, wherein he will play himself. The Guardian.

Summit Entertainment eyeing Stephen Chbosky’s ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Though Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’s Logan Lerman have been named as stars in the big screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower for quite some time now; due to the fact that no studio financier has been on board the project, it has been unable to move into the production stages – until now. “… according to Vulture, Summit is in talks to pick up the film and start shooting in June.” And, as previously reported right here on inkpop, Stephen Chbosky will still be directing. MTV.

Over to you…what do you think of basing a book upon a movie – yay or nay? Will you be reading Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood, seeing the movie, or both – why or why not? What are your thoughts regarding author’s guest starring on cartoons? Do you think that these appearances have the potential to boost book sales and increase literacy – why or why not? Do you hope to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower make it to the big screen – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: May 25, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 25, 2010

We’re off to see the wizard Since their release in June of 1997, readers and non-readers alike have found themselves sucked into the vortex known as the world of Harry Potter. The seven-book series has been devoured over and over again by fans; allowing them to find themselves lost in the land of Hogwarts amidst Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a slew of other characters. Come June 18, 2010, however, fans will no longer have to use their imaginations to be a part of the Wizarding World. They need only stop at Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort to experience the magic firsthand. Visitors will have the opportunity to break bread at The Three Broomsticks; savor butterbeer at The Hog’s Head Pub; choose a wand at Ollivander’s; take a ride upon the Dragon Challenge – a twin, high-speed rollercoaster – and so much more! MTV.

I read; therefore, I draw The Neverending Story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hobbit, Sabriel…chances are that your childhood was a whirlwind of afternoons spent lazing about your front porch hungrily reading many of these titles. Now you have the chance to see the words you adore so much transformed into art by some of the best illustrators in the biz! Picture Book Report is an ode to books which consists of drawings posted on a daily basis depicting scenes from your favorite forms of fiction, created by fifteen amazing illustrators – including Laura Park and Lucy Knisley. Pop Candy.

‘The Perks’ to light up the big screen! Stephen Chbosky made jaws drop when he released his debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower back in 1999. Though the novel was quickly banned from several schools, and even found itself in the midst of controversy via its inclusion in both the 2006 and 2008 American Library Association’s 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books Lists; it retained massive popularity with readers. Now the book is set to hit the big screen with Emma Watson in talks to play the female lead – Sam – and Logan Lerman up to possibly play the male protagonist known as Charlie. Fans will be happy to know that Chbosky not only wrote the script for the film; but will be directing it, as well. MTV.

Over to you…will you be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when it opens? What attraction are you most looking forward to and why? What do you think of Picture Book Report? Is there a book you would love to see adapted into art – which one and why? What do you think of a film version of The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Do you think Emma Watson and Logan Lerman are good candidates for the lead roles?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpopper of the Week: hotchilly

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 17, 2010

“I have a dog – a white German Shepherd named Bella, who’s nearing five and weighs over a hundred pounds. She lives for a good game of fetch. I live in Florida, where, if you’re thirsty, you can just go outside and gulp some air thanks to the massive amounts of humidity. I’ve been photoshopping for several years, and I’ve done some web design. Wink wink, inkpop, nudge nudge. Also, I can’t dance. My next inkpop project, the one I’m slowly retiring the runway for, will be about superheroes. Repetitive words, like ‘mimosa,’ annoy me.”

On that note, it’s easy to see that Danny, aka hotchilly, is full of observations regarding his surroundings that many would carelessly overlook (as visible through his thoughts on the sunshine state known as Florida), in addition to humorous idiosyncrasies – two extremely important things that have made his work a force to be reckoned with right here on inkpop.

Not only is Danny responsible for creating the “movie poster” for MIC’s Shadow Watchers; he is also the author of Model Night, a project which is currently ranked as # 75, and brings a splash of paranormal phenomena to the fashion industry and modeling world. Subjects that, oddly enough, he isn’t highly-experienced with.

Your book Model Night revolves quite a bit around models and the fashion industry. In your synopsis you state that “being soulless is a job requirement.” Is that how you feel about models and the fashion industry, in general, or is that thought/idea specific to your book which deals with zombies, the undead, etc.? What made you want to use the fashion industry/models as the topic for a book?

Danny: As with anything else that I don’t understand, I have nothing but respect for the fashion industry. Actually, I kind of think that the industry gets a bum rap. Sure, it fosters unrealistic body expectations, and a lot of people suffer from that – but I think that just means we need to work on boosting our society’s self-confidence levels as a whole. Fashion is an art, after all, like writing.

I used the industry/models as a topic for my book because I love the juxtaposition of what we think should be beautiful against what isn’t (flesh eating monsters). Also, the idea of some chick in a million dollar ball gown tackling someone so she can grab a bite to eat is hilarious.

Judging from the brief biography on your profile page, you seem very interested in music. If you had to create a soundtrack for Model Night what songs would you include and why?

D: I love music! Model Night was, for me, a side-project to get my mind off of another book that I was stuck on. I wanted it to be campy and fun first, with realism and some romance thrown in to counterbalance all the craziness. As a result, I ended up listening to Vampire Weekend and MGMT a lot. Particularly towards the end of the piece, when my characters are parachuting off of a Manhattan skyscraper, I listened to Time to Pretend by MGMT on loop. Oh, and when two of my characters got a little steamy in a stairwell, I listened to Lights On by The Pierces and All the Right Moves by OneRepublic.

Other sources of inspiration came via The Killers and Phoenix. Anything alternative with synth, really – what I imagined would work if played on a runway.

What are your crazy writing quirks? What do you need in order to get inspired and kick yourself into the mood to write?

D: Weirdly enough, unless I’m writing something that’s going to be emotional-overload, I need my writing space to be absolutely silent. Music affects me too much, and then whatever chapter I’m working on comes out crazy and bipolar, its mood shifting whenever the song changes. For inspiration, I can either go take a shower or Google something really specific. For Model Night, I went and Googled the most expensive men’s perfumes – Clive Christian No. 1, if you’re wondering – and then attributed it to a ghostie (since they’re all rich). What came out of it was this really kick-a fight scene.

Another weird quirk is that I forbid myself to plan the ending of my book before I get to it. I’m bad with relationships, so if I know how my book is going to turn out, I get really bored of it and just leave. So saving the end until the end is kind of like my promise for monogamy. Also, once I get there, it’s a million times more satisfying, and then I get to go back and edit some foreshadowing in, etc.

If you could be absolutely anything in life (career-wise), what would you be and why?

D: An anthropologist. Imagine, for a moment, getting paid to travel into foreign cultures – to take pictures, write journals, observe and immerse yourself in a world completely exotic. Perfect, right? Most people confuse anthropology with archaeology or they write it off as limited to bones and dead people. Nope, there’s cultural anthro, linguistic, evolutional… I’d want to work with cultural religions and linguistics, personally.

I actually want to do this so much that… I will, haha. Even if it isn’t lucrative, I was always taught by my parents to put contentment before money and choose a career that I’m happy in. Will do, padres.

If you were to recommend ONE book that you feel everyone should read at some point in their lives, what would it be and why?

D: Oh hey, thanks for asking me this impossible question! Haha. There are so many great books that I think everyone should read… I guess, though, if I’m to pick one, it’d be A Separate Peace by John Knowles. The way Knowles establishes the relationship between his characters is so real. Everything about it is, actually. A Separate Peace really is one of the best representations of adolescence I’ve ever seen; that uncomfortable feeling of everything changing, the irrational emotions. Just a good book, all around.

Pop, Pop, Pop! Rapid Fire Questions:

Favorite quote? Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. GB Shaw
Song you never get tired of? All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers.
New York City or Los Angeles? New York City! East coast!
Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni.
If you were granted three wishes from a genie what would you ask for? Uhh… Power to fly, ability to heal anyone of anything (including old age!), and unlimited money.

Over to you…who do you think should be the next inkpopper of the Week?

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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