As I said in class tonight I want to do my project based on the band Coheed and Cambria. THe lead singer of the band is also the author of the comic book series The Armory Wars which the albums of the band are based on. A few years ago they released a graphic novel and album entitled 'Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness'. From what I've gathered from different websites (I'm going to purchase the book tomorrow probably) this is an extremely complex science fiction story where the beginning of the story is through the writer's view and where he kills off characters due to visions he has from his ten speed bicycle so that the protagonist does not have to endure the tragedies that the writer has had in real life. The entire series seems to be complicated and a few people pointed out that there is also a side project band that shows stories from different characters views. But luckily I have a good friend and many fan sites which can give me some background on the characters since this is well into the series.
Anyways, my thought for my midterm project would be to analyze how the two different techniques used by one author can alter how the exact same story is told and subsequently viewed by the audience. In one technique writing and illustrations are used and in the other words are still used but there needs to be a sense of poetry about them so that they work in a song. Also tone in voice can be used as well as the tempo, tone and instruments involved in the music. I think of this as similar to someone taking a book and turning it into a movie or play but in this case its the same person using two techniques to tell his story. Where in most cases it seems that the story changes somewhat between book and movie because a different person is making that transition, in this case that's not of concern.
I'm open to any criticisms or suggestions.