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We're Number One...

... in graphic novels.

The second volume of the GAME OF THRONES graphic novel debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list:

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2013-06-30/hardcover-graphic-books/list.html

(And, hey, the following week's list is out, and we're still number one).

My thanks and congratulations to Daniel Abraham (who wrote the script) and Tommy Patterson (who drew the pictures) and Mike S. Miller (who did the covers). They do all the real work on this one. This is their triumph, much more than mine.

I'm glad so many of you are enjoying the funny book.

Comments

ImAJuicyGirl
Jul. 7th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Castings
I'm fat, so I've grown up seeing how everybody like me (fat) was considered either stupid, meaningless or stupidly meaningless in most books, films and tv shows. In fact, I read the ASOIAF novels and I kept seeing how many fat characters (Sam, Lysa Arryn, Hodor, Robert Baratheon...) are either stupid, crazy or even mentally deficient.

But I feel even worse about reducing the number of fat characters in the show. It's bad to have so many stereotypes around, but not even having a decent amount of overweight and obese people is even more insulting. You even made Lysa Arryn super skinny!!! I'm not gonna forgive you just because the actress was fucking amazing and she WAS Lysa Arryn, I would have preferred to have a mediocre fat person!

Also, when I was reading the books I thought about how some characters would be amazing as fatties. I mean, I know Daenerys is supposed to be in shape and all that, but I like her, so I imagined her morbidly obese. Iit would have been nice of the producers to have chosen an obese actress to play her, that way all of us fat women who suffer discrimation because of our weight would have an amazing role model, and we would have been represented in the show.
However, you chose to stick to the book instead of my imagination, which I think is DISCRIMINATORY.
Therefore, I HATE YOU SO MUCH.

P.D.: the only real problem with Pedro Pascal is that he's hot when Oberyn is supposed to be SUPER ULTRA MEGA BEYOND BELIEVE hot. But I trust you, guys.
nocuzzlikeyea
Jul. 9th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: Castings
I thought Wyman Manderly, Fat Walda, and especially Sam were excellent examples of people with different body sizes being well-represented in the books. While they experience discrimination within the world they live in, they certainly aren't written as living up to those stereotypes. People assume Wyman is weak, an assumption that he uses to his advantage in his undermining of Bolton and the Freys. We don't see as much of Walda, but she seems to have a healthy body image. She also has what seems to be a successful marriage (as much as anyone can have with Roose Bolton), and it is explicitly stated that Roose enjoys their marriage on a level beyond the gold he received for her.

Finally, this really goes without saying, but Sam is portrayed as pretty much the opposite of stupid and meaningless.

Edited at 2013-07-09 02:02 am (UTC)

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