Wednesday, 4 September 2013

JACK KEROUAC'S ON THE ROAD: THE ILLUSTRATED SCROLL by PAUL ROGERS


These wonderful drawings form part of an on-going project by illustrator Paul Rogers to record an image from every page of On The Road.

They capture not only America in the late 40s and early 50s but the mood of Jack’s writing; swinging from excited optimism to gloomy melancholy at the turn of a street corner.  

Rogers is approximately a third of the way through so hopefully publishers have knocked on his door already. If not, they need to.

For more images see Paul Rogers at Drawger and for a short interview see The Huffington Post



Thanks for Robin at Include Me Out for the tip-off.  

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic. What an absolutely mammoth task - but what a great idea. Love his illustrations. He MUST get published!

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  2. I hoped you'd see these - thought you'd like them. Paul's style really suits the book perfectly.

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  3. I've avoided the film "On the road" as I didn't want my imaginings to be agitated or ripped apart. These are great 'though - really rich and natural personal interpretations. A huge commitment and a great idea.
    Cheers!

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  4. Wise move Bill. These illustrations add something rather than detract from the book.

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