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We're Number One...

greyjoy
... 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.

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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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