Count of Monte Cristo 5-Page Sample – Complete

Well, here it is: the five finished pages of The Count of Monte Cristo I’ve been tinkering with on and off for a bit.  If this ever became a real Count of Monte Cristo graphic novel project, I’d likely hand-letter it (or at least get a font made of my hand lettering) but for purposes of getting some sample pages out there, I’m fine with computer lettering.  I just wrapped up coloring these this afternoon, so I really haven’t had much of a chance to sit back and do much of an evaluation of the final product, but I think they’re reasonably solid.  I’m sure, though, once I’ve lived with them a bit, I’ll find some stuff that really bugs me and I’ll have to go in and tweak things a bit.  Anyway, here they are:






The original art for this is for sale here.


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  1. andrewwales says:

    I am probably in the minority, but I reeeally liked it in black and white. Though it’s nice in color, too.

  2. Reber Estevão says:

    this scene is one of the best

  3. Ben says:

    Thanks, Reber!

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  5. Ernesto says:

    These are wonderful…did anything come of the project to date?


  6. Ben says:

    No, unfortunately not. My agent at the time shopped it around but we didn’t get any takers. I’ve still got a full proposal for it (including a full plot breakdown and character designs) in case I have the opportunity to put it on some editor’s desk in the future. I’d love to do a comics version of the story. It’s one of my all time favorite novels.

  7. Ernesto says:

    That’s a shame, as I agree that it’s a great story. Being one of the ”classics”, it’s sadly out of favour probably with contemporary publishers, but we periodically get revivals or the desire for a fresh look at the old, so we CAN hope it will make it. Thanks a lot for sharing the pages…

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