About Me

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.

15 April 2011

Preliminary Graphic Novel Sketches

Happy Friday, guys!


Here's a little something I've been given permission to share. Sea Lion Books, the publisher making the HUSH, HUSH graphic novel (due out later this year) have given me a couple rough sketches of Patch and Nora. Keep in mind these are just that—rough sketches—and the final designs will be much more detailed. It has been a lot of fun for me to see how the artist interprets the characters, and I can't wait to see how the story unfolds as more characters come to life through his drawings. I'm also super curious to hear what you think!


-Becca


P.S. Click on the sketches to enlarge.


53 comments:

Guilherme 7530 said...

OMG. Just two words: ME GUSTA.

More three: I WANT IT!

Brittnay said...

Eh... I don't know. Nora isn't too bad but that's not how I envisioned Patch at -all-.

Bian♥ said...

I LOVE IT, I'M READING CRESCENDO NOW BECAUSE IT'S HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN ARGENTINA ONE MONTH AGO♥

97b90e92-67a6-11e0-a648-000bcdcb2996 said...

well nora is okay but she looks very curvy which i think is not bad but i thought she was skinny or am i mistaken ? but i love her legs the seems okay & she has it looks like just a little bit of big hips she has there, & she does look kinda tall here with her having long legs and everything but anyways she looks okay but patch not like i envisioned him as,except how tall he looks here well he has to look 6 feet tall :)

Aalya said...

Hmm...eh. I never really interpreted Patch like that. And whenever I pictured Nora she had Becca Fitxpatrick's hair style...

aryabodhisattva said...

Mmm... I had envisioned Nora like a young Julianna Margulies. Oh yeah, and the skinniness factor. That's what I took from the book, I guess.

Elena Vladescu said...

I like Nora but Patch... I don't know

Sophie said...

Happily, it's a preliminary work! I'm so disappointed! Where's Nora's curly (and not wavy) hair? And who's that guy? He's definitely not Patch!

sillybilly2012 said...

I like Nora but Patch.....1.his chin is way too big. 2. his eyes need to be his prime feature 3.his hair should be longer and untamed like his personality. no offense but this guy looks like your typical a--hole...not Patch AT ALL.

mariamotivated said...
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mariamotivated said...

Nora is just great but that isn't Patch! His hair is nothing like that and that chin is soo so so too big! Damn, Patch is supposed to MUSCULAR, hot and good looking! Please make his hair a little longer also!! Thanks ! xo

Sarah said...

The first version of Nora is okay, but I thought her hair is much more curly and her body would be a bit more slender. As for Patch. I'm sorry to say this but he looks NOTHING like we thought he should. This version is not hot or cute, he looks kind of old. He needs longer hair that dangles past his ears and a more attractive face.

Jennifer said...

Nice try... though Patch doesn't look like I imagined... wasn't he a hot-tough-sexy boy? and Nora... she wasn't that curvy, right? o.O

Safari Poet said...

LOL, the second version of Nora looks like she's wear booty shorts.

Both look a lot older than they are in the book, more Uni students or late 20s than high school.

I know Patch is suppose to look rough, but this version looks more mean-spirited and like a jock, the type who shoves people into lockers and knocks their books to the ground.

I like Nora's face, but hoped it would be more kind and not bad girl. The top shows too much skin and is more stylish than I pictured Nora, but her hair is beautiful.

Jenny Cam said...

I think Nora turned out gorgeous, but that's not quite how I pictured Patch. I saw someone a little bigger in the chest and shoulders, and with longer hair. =/

Vicky said...

Nora's face is well ... but her hair is supposed to have lots of curls! And I ever thought the contexture of nora was rather small, despite her "long legs" ...
And Patch .. speechless ... I was disappointed ...
I hope you can do something about it.

Andy said...

LOL I agree with Safari Poet, those do look like booty shorts. I was like "WHOA THERE, NORA."

I'm kinda sad Nora doesn't have curly hair cos I have curly hair and I've always felt like Nora represented for the curly haired girls. :D

Also, Patch? This makes so sad...I really hope this is NOTHING like what the final product will be like.

Rena Tsukino said...

I don't mind Nora, though she's not what I expected. But Patch just looks butt-face ugly. Sorry but... that's not Patch.

Maymay211 said...

Well I think I agree with almost everyone that is definitely not how I envisioned Patch either. he should be more mysterious looking and not so creepy manish? haha but like Mrs. Fitzpatrick said it is a rough draft so I am sure they will improve. And I also do like the drawing of Nora but she does look like a woman in her 20s. And i would like to see curlier hair!! but it would be pretty either way...

hwaiyeng said...

Patch doesnt seem like what ive imagine him to be..

kate.rox.4 said...

Patch just doesn't agree with me at all. And those sideburns! Ugh!
Nora looks pretty good though :)

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

I love norah but I'm not so sure about Patch...

riza prasetyaningsih said...

I don't think Nora would be as beautiful as in the sketch. What I have had in mind is Nora is skinner, with those skinny legs? And the hair? I thought Nora's hair would be curly, not wavy. And I also thought that Nora would be cute, not too beautiful. She's not too tall (I've imagined that the top of her head would be the same height as Patch's shoulder).

And as for Patch, his height is okay, but the face and the hair? It's a big no-no. Patch should've looked like a bad boy not a villain. His hair has a bit of wavy style and mostly messy, and also longer! His expression cannot be drawn like he's a villain, but more like an annoying evil smile yet cute. The body shape seems fine, but I thought his shoulder would be broad. I think those sketches need to be drawn exactly like what Becca has described all along in her two novels. Or yet we, the readers, would be disappointed. I hope my comment doesn't annoy anyone, and hope it can help!

nightstar12 said...

Nora looks older than I imagined her, and Patch is completely different to how I imagined! I imagined Patch to be like the guy on the Hush, Hush cover, so I was surprised after seeing the sketches.

Leonor A. said...
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Leonor A. said...

I think Nora sketches are great!!!But Patch could be better .I don't know .Try to change a little bit his face and his hair. The clothes of Patch are ok.

Derek said...

This is our first round of Sketches. We are definitely not at the final stage with the designs yet. These are literally the first thing the artist put down on paper. We usually go through a couple rounds of sketches before we are happy on our end.

Keep the comments coming as they help us get things as close to right as possible,

alison-hume said...

I'm going to start with a positive: the artist is fantastic! They don't look like caricatures, they look like people. So I feel confident that what we get in the end will be beautiful.

I think everyone has basically mentioned what I thought. Nora's legs are great, but she's too tall and looks too old for 16. She HAS to have the curly hair. If her body shape wasn't changed, I wouldn't mind. I never really put much thought into how small/tiny her shape was.

Patch, I don't really know what is off. He's not handsome or rugged enough. I imagine him looking more like a mix of a younger Gerard Butler and maybe Chace Crawford. Not pretty, but handsome.

On a side note: Is it going to be coloured or black and white?

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Hey guys!

I just want to echo what Derek said above: these are the initial sketches and there will be changes. I have absolute confidence that the finished product is going to be incredible. And, yes, your comments are very helpful.

Alison: I agree - the artist is very talented and I can't wait to see how things shape up!

Becca

onigirishi said...

okay, so i'm hoping things WILL be changed, because i was really disappointed when i saw the sketches. i mean, it makes me wonder whether the artist really read the books or not. i'm not saying they're not good, because the level of the art work is really good, its just that they're not... well... they're not nora and patch.

however, if the designs improve and represent the characters better, i think this is going to be a really good move. i'll definitly buy the graphic novels!

next step, MOVIE PLEASE! <3

kroana said...

Oh!!! Nora is so grat but Patch... I think that he can be better xD

Kisses from Venezuela!
Kroana ^^

Karly said...

Nora looks like a stripper. She's showing way too much skin and her "shorts" look more like underwear.

Patch is disappointing as well. Very boy-next-door. The only thing mysterious about him are his boots.

Keegs said...

I think Nora doesn't look like a high school girl. She is curvier than I pictured her and she doesn't have the unruly curly hair she always complained about. Patch looked good, but I thought his hair was a bit longer?

duumpweed said...

Patch's boots looks great! But that's not Patch. Shouldn't he be buff and have tight t-shirts and longer hair? And whats up with Noras clothes?

brettdunbarbuilding said...

Seriously? Nora's pants in version 2 would suit better as undies. Her hair is way too 'flimsy' and needs to have more volume and 'oomph'/curls.
Patch is too 'dark', literally, and not mysterious enough. He needs to be less up-in-you-face, you know? I always pictured him as he was shown on the cover of HUSH, HUSH, you know?
Other than that, Nora looks pretty good, I just dont like Patch that way.

p.gabrielle_mizu said...

Nora's ok except for that stray fly-away hair on the right side of her face but Patch is, well, he's not Patch to me anymore.

Vitor M. Ferreira said...

Well, Nora is so beautiful, but Patch can be better, He could have a long hair like this http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z5YSJ91WmWc/Sfj7Luevw2I/AAAAAAAAEaI/5G4UfhNQJD0/s400/LongDarkStraight.jpg

OMG! I'm loving all this. Becca you are amazing! I know to draw, but I don't know if there are some place here that people can put some draw.

I love Hush Hush. ♥

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

Eh That's not the Patch I imagined...:( I'm confident the artist is amazing! These drawings are fantastic but they're not patch and Nora. I think Patch needs to be hotter and Nora has to be less Beautiful..

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

Well acually I thought Nora would have a cuter face like Daniell Cambell

brettdunbarbuilding said...

Totally agree with the PATCH-NEEDS-TO-BE-HOTTER. He would be hot......for a 30yrold man. Not a teenage angel. He needs to look more relaxed, mysterious and, like, smoky, more like he's shown on the cover of HUSH, HUSH.

Madikins said...

Nora is interesting, in a good way. I didn't imagine her quite so pretty. Plus, why is she wearing a mini poncho? No joke! As for patch; I imagined him much more good looking and emo style (not scene for those of you who think your emo and are not and if you don't know the difference. There is a huge difference. BTW, I'm emo.) I imagined him having kind of swoopy hair that brushed over his eyes a little. Those are my two censt; I just wanted them to be heard.

Madikins said...

cents*

Sorry.

WulfLuva said...

Nora is showing WAY too much skin for Nora!

laidbackthinker said...

I think the first version of Nora is better than the second, but Patch... er... I was thinking somewhere along the line of Matt Lanter although with leaner built, longer hair that ought to be black and dark--very dark--eyes. But anyway, the artist's drawing looked good, they could be real.

And I couldn't wait for the third novel. :)

@My@ said...

My God! Beccaaaa, I need of Silence, pleace! Crescendo was wonderful, congratulations!



Kisses,
Myrla
(Brazil)

Nessie said...

i think Patch should look a little something like this:

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17300000/Usui-usui-takumi-17397673-601-330.jpg

except with the black hair and black eyes of ocurse:)

pamela said...

- Olá,
Gostaria de fazer um comentario.
A Nora esta muito linda, Parabéns.
Enquanto a Patch, Estou achando ele meio fraquinho.
Tem que ser mais forte,mais tudo sabe?
E parabéns pelos Livros,Amei!
E ja estou esperando ansiosa pelo proximo livro.

Elizana said...

Olá Becca!

Estou muito ansiosa pelo lançamento de Silence... meu Deus essa série precisa ganhar vida nas telinhas do cinema, vai ser um arraso!

Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho.

katherine1111 said...

hm, I can`t help myself but this looks more Vee than Nora :(

Dakota said...

WOW! Nora looks gorgeous! that´s the way i always imagine her when i was reading the books. But the clothes... i don´t know. When i was reading the books i never imagine Nora would wear that clothe´s. I think that´s not Nora at all. Patch sucks.

Dakota said...

WOW! Nora looks gorgeous! that´s the way i always imagine her when i was reading the books. But the clothes... i don´t know. When i was reading the books i never imagine Nora would wear that clothe´s. I think that´s not Nora at all. Patch sucks.

Stylechick said...

I love nora's face, but the clothes, well, to tell the truth she looks like she's about to go to a club. I never imagined Nora that way. And why happened to the ftizz ball t is her hair :D I thought it was supposed to be curly, noT wavy

Sadid said...

Hey! First I just want to say that I love your books Becca! And I understand that these are just ideas but I think that Patch should look a lot more like Drew Doyon. That's kind of how I envision him... Plus he's pretty hot! Drew Roy comes to mind too.