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Hi! I'm Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of the internationally bestselling HUSH, HUSH saga. When not writing, I'm most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes (stilettos, please!), or enjoying one of life's many little indulgences: Ice cream, Veronica Mars, losing myself in a book, painting my toenails, or simply daydreaming. I do my best to update this blog as frequently as possible with news on upcoming events, tips for writers, and all things pertaining to my books.

26 April 2011

More graphic novel sketches!

Hi all -

Sea Lion Books has sent over a revised version of Patch, based on some very helpful feedback from you guys. I don't know about you, but I am SO happy with what the artist has done this time around. Patch is definitely looking more Patchy! I love that his eyes are a prominent feature now, and I love that his hair looks more unruly. Also, I'm loving the black wardrobe, ha!

Now the big question...what do you think?

-Becca

67 comments:

AmyG said...

MMMMM! That's pretty stinkin hot!!!

Cristiana Ribeiro said...

it's awesome, I'm loving the hair and the clothes ^.^
I actually imagined Patch's face different, maibe not so "manly" (hard features) but I'm loving this manly version :D

Stacey said...

Liking this one a lot!

Jhenifer said...

It was amazing! Definitely Patch is my favorite character! *-* It's a shame he is not real! :/ Brazil loves you Becca!

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

I know...it's so hard to find the perfect Patch that everyone agrees on. But this version is so much closer to the Patch in my mind. Love, love, love his eyes. Now I'm dying to see Nora!

Clary said...

I love this Patch. :D

vananhdo said...

I love this version much better, but Becca, is it possible to have him wear his grin more often in the novel? I MISS his grin!

Sophie said...

THAT is better! :D Love his eyes too ! lol

Ciara said...

Certainly much better! I'm really liking the changes! I always imagined his hair falling aroudn his face a little (not in heaps or anything, jsut wisps sort of brushing his face), but this is better than we could have hoped for!

christy.khouri said...

i pictured him looking more like a teenager, and not so scary! the drawing looks more like a vampire than a fallen angel, but my opinion :D nevertheless i lovee <3

Famosos!NEWS said...

Leticia Costa
Eu amei,ta demais,perfect!!
É bom saber como o Patch é!

BARBIE said...

I want to see him with his faded blue cap on grinning at Nora!! Lol but he looks great so far! :o)

Jennifer said...

wow, AWESOME!! I like it, but still he looks older that I've imagined o.O anyway I like this version pretty much than the previous. The

Kisses from Chile! you have a big lovely fandom over here :D

Send kisses to the artist too, they are doing an amazing work <3

Jennifer said...

I just forgot, I love the eyes too!!

Safari Poet said...

WOW, I love the changes. This is more how I'd pictured him. Maybe with some of his hair obscuring an eye a little and a mischievous smile (just a hint on one side), but a big improvement from the last sketch *swoon*. Not that the last sketch wasn't good, it just wasn't Patch for me. The wardrobe is great too, but I'd keep the jacket and change the pants because it might be a little to upscale for Patch to jeans.

Rulana Abidi said...

no no no he looks way too old and the hair is longer than it should be i always imagined him with a sort of round messy kinda haircut that fall on his eyes , black is definitely right but the jacket is too square as in the shoulders are too wide, the chine is too big the eye brows are too close to his eyes , which btw should be a bit bigger and wider, aslo i think that what becca has put hin (i.e long sleeved v cut black shirt, black jeans , combat boots and the infamous faded blue baseball cap ) would be the best look for him , see no matter how different every one pictured him , ull always manage to catch alot of common factors and everyone will be somewhat very satisfied. Oh and he’s standing way too straight I think that in any case a sketch of batch should always look laid black and relaxed

Maria said...

he looks good, much better then the other one but he should look younger

Rulana Abidi said...

oh and you absolutely MUST ditch the jacket

Lynn said...

I think he looks pretty hot. Hench - and scary, but hot. Bit of loose hair falling into his face couldn't do any harm. Love black of course - it goes with everything after all!!
Thanks for the opp to comment.

Nessie said...

This is a big improvement i really like it:] But.....he should have BANGS that help shadow his eyes and give off that vive that he's hiding something(this slicked back look makes him look like he's TRYING to be a badass...his badassness needs to come naturally)....his eyebrows are a little too stern and straight together(maybe just add a little curviture) ....the eyes are getting much better:]....also AND MOST IMPORTANTLY : NOT SO MANLY! he looks like he's in his mid thirties! This guy could probably be patch in 20 years though:} I know you'll make the right choice in the end though Becca, your books are so fantastic that your graphic novel is going to just as great!

IntheSpirit said...

This is very Patch. Love it!

aryabodhisattva said...

Yeah, they're definitely close to nailing it.
I just think he should look youngish. A tad bit.

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

ummm WOW! this is a definite improvement for starters... the artist is incredible! I have to agree with everyone about the fact that he looks a bit old to pass as a 10th grader but he looks great and I love the fact that his eyes are his most dominant feature. honestly hats off to the artist and taking into consideration that I LOVED his drawing of Nora from the start I cant possibly see how it can get any better! I just want to say watch out Nora...resist the urge:)

Valerie said...

Definitely Patch. Maybe a little too old but hot!

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9ae6fd76-6a9f-11e0-8661-000bcdcb471e said...

Em? He should not be that serious.. Maybe a more of a bad boy grin? And his jacket.... Um maybe it should be less stiff. His hair should look curlier but it's a great improvement!

maggie_babii said...

i think the way you wrote him is better because it gives out a more erotic version of him
plus i imagined him as wearing no jacket and one tight top with black dark skinny jeans
i also imagined him with more messed up hair and they didn't include patch's famous baseball cap
i also thought his hair could be abit longer and abit more wavy and some in front of his face

Rosieee said...

This artist is seriously amazing! I LOVE this impression of Patch, but I do agree with the others - I did kind of imagine him with hair falling a little over his face just to up the sexy mystique that is SO Patch! He looks like he has long hair here, but it's just got caught in the wind! And I think the ghost of a smirk would be an amazing touch, but I am loving the expression of his eyes. Very...fallen angel. Looks like he wants to protect Nora from Hank Millar!

Amaya said...

OKAAAAAAY... Well Becca we can say there are plenty of comments on the picture. This coming from a fan, I'll just organize them. The ones I found were up the most and I agreed with.
-Face (MISCHEIVIOUS GRIN, slightly shorter chin)
-Clothing (SIGNATURE BASEBALL CAP)
-Hair (SOME BANGS OVER EYES, curlier)
-Posture (MORE RELAXED BADASS RATHER THAN FORCED BADASS, hands in pocket)

So I hope you read this Becca for I love your work. ^_____^

Misty said...

I think it looks really good, but he kinda looks mean. Also I do not like how his hair is slicked back, it should be more loose and on his facec. Other than that, it looks really good!

Kayla said...

Love this version but I pictured him looking younger. Less hard features. And a pic with his ball cap would be awesome :)

Sarah said...

This version of Patch is so much better. Sure, it may not be everyone's image of him, but it's pretty good for his overall features. His hair is longer, he looks younger, he's more attractive and an overall fit to the graphic novel. This is a Patch I can be satisfied with. :)

riza prasetyaningsih said...

I think he's... too old. And serious. And he does not have that 'grin' which makes our heart melt.

I think the posture of his body is good. But I think it'd so much better if the jacket's taken off. And can he just wear a shirt? And I would love to see him wearing his baseball cap. Or is it possible to have him in two version (with and without the baseball cap)? That way we can see whether it's getting closer to the 'Patch' we want or not. I'm so sorry if it's too much to ask.

I love the sketches, though! The artist had done a great job! Really, I love it! :)

But, please-please-please... make Patch more younger? And the grin--please add the mischievious grin also... Thank you...

David said...
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David said...

Hello everyone. I am happy you are enjoying the new Patch image. All your comments have been really helpful and I feel the next Patch that Becca posts will put a smile on everyone’s face. Please keep the comments coming.

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Elaina said...

Like this version a lot more. Still looks a little too old to me. Looking forward to seeing the grin too.

Emily White said...

MUCH better! This Patch is hot!

prophecygirl said...

Hot hot HOT!!

Priscila said...

I always imagined him a little more relaxed kind of rebel.
He's really much better
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Georgie said...

I like this but it really isn't how i imagined patch :? I imagine him sort of tall and slim but still muscular, this is too stocky, a good take on patch just not... patchy enough

Becca said...

Já li os dois livros e amo-os, ri-me muito e parecia tudo tão real. Nunca li nada assim,´existe tantas descrições, voçê é uma escritora única, continue o perfeito trabalho.

Anonymous said...

OMG i love this one!:D
i think its waaayyyy better the
first one <3
i cant wait for it to come out :D

sarahwanderley said...

Now, this is the Patch I was waiting for!!! Great job.

ei said...

i think,, euumh too old... LOL

WulfLuva said...

OOO! Sexy...

Alison said...

Wow! He looks way better, no side burns. I'm so happy they listened to all of our opinions. He looks way more like the Patch I have in my head.

Vitor M. Ferreira said...
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Vitor M. Ferreira said...

Aah It's so... "Patch" hahahah Well, I liked it. It is more beautiful than the other image. I think the hair can still be longer. But this is amazing.

RoFer said...

OMG...I love him!
the design is amazing. I love his face, the hairstyle...specially his eyes <3
and of course, his clothes are cool, too.
I can't wait for the graphic novel! :)

Peru loves you Becca <3

siacia.- said...

I like it a lot! its amazing ,but I dont know, I think it looks older, shouldnt be a little bit younger ?

Dakota said...

that´s really Patch. Good job!
I caan´t wait to see Nora. The only thing that´s left in the image is the motorcycle.

jalstargirl said...

OH THANK YOU!! This patch is much, much better!..how ever there's something about his hair that is..off..but no matter how many versions is drawn of patch every fan is going to see him differently. Though i do think this one is much better. AND *crossing fingers* When the movie rights are sold i hope STEVEN STRAIGHT IS PLAYING PATCH!!

jalstargirl said...

adding on to my previous comment, i just don't think he's patch with out that famous grin of his! you know the one that gets your stomach flipping and your knees shaking...that's the one! ;)..he could also look a little bit younger.

jalstargirl said...

sorry one more thing... :) i know patch wheres expensive clothes but i thought his jeans hung low on his waist and were less formal then the one in the picture...

Queen_Raiden said...

It is a step up (possibly two or three) from what was shown with the initial sketches. Surely is more bad boy looking with the hair and the soul patch.

Julieta said...

WOW, looking good, i completly agree with you respecting the eyes, they are stunning and shocking, the whole face is, but im having thougths about the hair, it looks like japanese animax, nothing against animax but in this cae it makes him look unreal,you know what i mean? i sort of picture him with his hair falling down his forehead , its just an opinion, but i trust your judgment
so if for you is right for me too, love from Uruguay!

Julieta said...

oh i forgot, he should be more relaxed, like "i dont care" attitude that makes him so hot in the book, also im dying to see his irresistible smile that melts me ;)

Tiff said...

I agree. some hair in his face, make him look youthful. and add a smirk. I would be extremely pleased with this. :)

Ely said...

I think Patch's hair should be longer and in his face. And to the side maybe but it SHOULD be longer.

Ely said...

Oh! I go with what Nessie said..

YESSICA said...

A dominant attitud..A rude and mysterious face...(but so perfect and cute too) is a typical Patch ´s face =)
And so sexy with this jacket! yeah!! this is my Patch... this version is so much closer to the Patch in my mind so.. I LOVE IT !! Great job Bec!
By the way i´m think the cap is a very important accessory.. so! please add it if you can!
I love his finger in his pocket!
10 POINT!

YESSICA said...

A dominant attitud..A rude and mysterious face...(but so perfect and cute too) is a typical Patch ´s face =)
And so sexy with this jacket! yeah!! this is my Patch... this version is so much closer to the Patch in my mind so.. I LOVE IT !! Great job Bec!
By the way i´m think the cap is a very important accessory.. so! please add it if you can!
I love his finger in his pocket!
10 POINT!

YESSICA said...

I TRIED TO SEND THIS MAIL THOUSAND TIMES! But i cannot do it! ( I WAS disappointed)
I wanted to write in the Name of ARGENTINA ( ARGENTINE FAN) to express how much i Love this Patch version!!! BECCA I HOPE TO READ IT!
I DID IT!!
AND SEND my opinion TWICE!

love you and love your books!!

YESSICA said...

I TRIED TO SEND THIS MAIL THOUSAND TIMES! But i cannot do it! ( I WAS disappointed)
I wanted to write in the Name of ARGENTINA ( ARGENTINE FAN) to express how much i Love this Patch version!!! BECCA I HOPE TO READ IT!
I DID IT!!
AND SEND my opinion TWICE!

love you and love your books!!

Stylechick said...

Hmm, I think that we all have a Patch create in our heads, one that we use to act out little scenes in the book to get a better visual. I imagine him with a hair cut like Avan Jogia, but bulkier in the body.

Gabriel said...

Love it, but some things could improve:
-hair(maybe a little longer, messier and over the eyes)like in the pics
http://www.megamodelagency.com/img/fotos/thumps/1018t23.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2471/4014215400_a0bb90de5b_o.jpg

this model Louis Prades, has a very good hair - kind of like I imagine Patch's

And if he is to wear a baseball cap, put a little bit of hair sticking out to the sides and front.

becky said...

I like everything about him just not so much the manly face features thought he might look a little more softer with a rough edge to him..

Mundie Moms said...

I think he's looking a lot more like Patch! I can't wait to see the final sketches.