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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.

04 May 2011

More Graphic Novel Sketches

Wow. Lots of exciting things happening in the HUSH, HUSH world this week (you've seen the SILENCE cover, right?!), and now I've received a few more sketches from the artist working on the HUSH, HUSH graphic novel. I have to say, I've been really impressed by how devoted both Sea Lion Books and the artist are to this project. They are very concerned with making sure readers feel the sketches are true to the characters. Below we have revised versions of both Patch and Nora. Curious to hear what you think!

-Becca


45 comments:

LiliaSama617 said...

I cant wait to read that

Sophie said...

Greaaaat ! Nora is so Nora-esque ! And Patch's look makes me think of Damon Salvatore hahahaaa :D

Rosieee said...

I love Nora! I think this is much closer to how I imagined her. She kinda resembles Leighton Meester!

I really like Patch too, except... I feel bad even mentioning this, I feel like I'm being pedantic... but his torso looks a little too wide or something? It takes the emphasis off his shoulders and makes him look a bit like he's wearing grandpa trousers :(! Apart from that, I love it :D!!!

Great job all round :)!

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Amaya said...

I agree with Rosieee for the Patch comment now that I think about it.
My other itty bitty suggestion is maybe give Nora a BIIIT longer skirt since.... it's a liiiittle too short.
LOVE THE PICTURES NOWWWWWW!
P.S. Faded baseball cap?

Samantha said...

IT IS ABSOLUTLY PERFECT!!!!! i was unsure about the other ones, but this is perfect!

Sarah said...

I think these are way better, but Patch needs darker hair, and his shirt looks kinda sleazy. lol Nora is perfect, but her legs are too short. The book describes them to be miles long, right? These look like stubs.

Safari Poet said...

I prefer the Patch from your previous post with the leather jacket.

I wish I could explain why, but the girl doesn't look like Nora to me. I think it's because she looks like a typical anime. There is nothing really distinctive about her. Maybe it's just her pose, but she looks like a mean girl and her clothes are too trendy. I also like the hair from the previous sketch of Nora more than this one.

Elaina said...

I didn't like the first drawings but I love these. Patch is bad boy hot perfection and Nora is in character too. I like her hair more. I think Nora’s clothing is to emphasize the long legs that Patch seems to admire so much? Maybe her skirt is a little too Marcy though. I don’t how this will go down but I think Patch’s base ball cap won’t work well in a graphic novel. I think you need to be able to see his eyes clearly in this medium.

becky said...

Much better love the New Patch!!!
Nora so cute

Julieta said...

wow, patch thumbs up beca, love the hair, much better than the last one, still lacking of that relaxed "i dont care" attitude, but i love it!
Nora thogh i like more the last one, agree with the other comments, skirt too short, looks like rachel mcadams in Mean girls, a little opinion from a girl the same age as Nora.. a shorter skirt doesn make legs look longer, ill try to find other tecnique to achieve the long look, i would suggest heels but iu know Nora doesnt wear them, ill consult it with the artist, Love from Uriguay!

rachel said...

I really, really disliked the first set of sketches. These are better. Nora is perfect! Patch is an improvement from the previous sketches but I think his face is a little too...bland? As I said, it's definitely an improvement, though! Can't wait!

Vicky said...

They are better than before.
But patch should have black hair... And Nora would have to have HER hair lighter, shorter and more curly! (assuming that her hair is resistant to the best of the comb!)
She also should have fewer curves ...
XOXO

Jennifer said...

God! I'm really amazed. This third version of Patch is much more accurate than the previous ones... the artist really achieved the hot-bad-boy look... though, the hair is weird (I had to say it) xD

I loved the boots

And Nora, longer legs and she'll be the Nora of my thoughts.

Kisses from Chile and my congratulations to the artist who is making an amazing work.

Kassidy said...

I definitely like Nora's better than Patch's. I think he needs too look sexier ;)

Nessie said...

Wow! Patch and nora look great!!! This is definately headed in the right direction:] I absolutely love his face ...but he has too much hair behind his neck and the "half -bang-side-swoop" looks a little wierd but i do like the bangs that are alredy partially there:] And nora is pretty but marcy miller pretty...i agree she does have that mean girl look. i love the hair though, it looks like real hair.

Jo said...

Nào acho q Patch ficou bom, tem que ser mais "musculoso" agora Nora perfeita

vananhdo said...

I love patch's expression. His hair needs to be darker. His grin needs to be little more visible and I think the clothing is not as good as the previous picture (not the first pic but the second pic).

I think Nora's hair and face are great. We can accentuate Nora's long legs by making HER LEGS slimmer. Her legs right now are kinda chubby looking. More slender legs will make her legs look longer without having to use the super short skirt. (I don't think Nora would wear those kinda skirt, no.)

The pics are getting more and more like how I imagine them! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

kroana said...

Well, this better!!!! I like both!

Kisses from Venezuela...

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

Wow best week ever!!! For like the millionth time I've got to say the artist is incredibly accurate!!! I definately think this is the best Patch yet... It's perfect the only thing I think is missing is his cap... And Nora wow she looks incredible... They are definately the perfect couple... They both look young and good together!!! Really good job with the cover and the sketches ;)

Always-Believix-Jaskirat said...

oh and I just want to thank the artist for putting so much time and effort into these sketches. Thank u soooooo much 4 taking our thoughts into consideration and making our characters come to life ;) I can't wait to see the graphic novel!!!

Elena Vladescu said...

I like this Patch so much more than the other!!! xD

Kayla said...

Nora is suuuuuuuper cute! (just a tad longer skirt). And patch is awesome!!!! Sooo much better than the others! Something about his face tho... Maybe the back hair too long? Hm but overall is amazing!!

YESSICA said...

Sincerely .. I do not like any! This one is too human.. a rude human.. and Pacth is an Angel! I do not like him in this sketch.-
I prefer the 2nd sketch of Patch . Honestly(I gave my opinion before)I love the other Patch, with his finger in his pocket and that jacket!!THOSE EYES! JUST PERFECT! (that is my patch, the one in my mind ..)
About Nora,I like her hair and her shoulders is perfect! but .. her legs omg NO!! she must be more skinny and tall...stronger I think!
I would like to see her wearing jeans and sneakers.. maybe?
And I like a more marked Face, more sweet, curious, teen and expressive face..with big eyes and cute lips..
(not with a huge forehead! This nora looks like a girl of 12 years old ..and if a see her with the second Patch.. she´s younger! )
Should try to observe the teen girl on the Crescendo´s cover =)
MY HUMBLE OPINION!!

I Love the Silence cover by the way!
xo
Yess from Argentina

Burning The Midnight Oil said...

I like Nora but I prefer the drawing of Patch in the leather jacket. It just seems more...Patch. Plus, I drooled over the leather jacket version more than this one ;)
I'm so excited for the graphic novel!!!!!!!!

riza prasetyaningsih said...

Yay! Thank you for making Patch much younger! I love it very much! :) One thing that still bothers me is the hair. I think Patch's hair is black (if I'm not mistaken)? And could you please make his hairdo as same as Drew Doyon's hairdo (the book cover's model)?

And as for Nora, I LOVE HER!! She's cute!! I love the hair, it suits her perfectly and exactly as I've had imagined ;) But I think her legs need to be more slender. And her face, could you please make her more like a 16-year-old teen? She looks much younger. And I think the 'geek' beauty suits her well. She must seem smart, cute but not too beautiful, as in a 'geek' beauty. That's what I thought.

But the rest is great! I love it so much!! Thank you for listening to our opinions! Love from Indonesia! :D

Rulana Abidi said...

great , absolutely perfect both nora and patch im rly rly glad , very good work , this is amazing extremely close to what i had in mind , but it would be better if his hair were a darker color and a version with his hat on would be much appreciated and nora is perfect in every possible way im very very satisfied , well done!

Rulana Abidi said...

oh and pay no attention to the comments about his shoulders and upper body in general , this is very good , plz dont change it and thank you so much for the combat boots he looks super badass and sexy juts like he is supposed to be

Ronja said...

OMG! I love it! : D <3
Nora is very good except her legs. I agree with the others, her legs are too short ... Patch's body is gorgeous! :D but his hair should be black and more messy.
/ Ronja

Tulinna said...

Nora, I like. Patch, not so much

kate.rox.4 said...

I really like these! :D
Patch looks nearly perfect; all I would change is his hair (it looks kind of mullet-ish to me) Just make the front a little longer, and darken it all.
Nora's hair looks great! I am very happy with the way the artist has listened to all of us. You can really tell that they have taken all our comments into consideration with the changes that have been made.
Good job! :)

lemonie said...

I think this Patch is is almost spot on - I think his body properties are just right and he looks younger than the previous sketches. Nora not so sure about - I really like the earlier pictures - She needs to have much longer, slimmer legs as these were emphasised in the book - I think hair length is a good length but I always imagined her with sort of pre-Raphaelite curls (a bit like beccas) colour maybe a bit lighter - I think she has to have a fitter body - isn't she supposed to be slimmer? Not bothered about the clothes but she does seem to like Match stick jeans and ballet flats!

Rena Tsukino said...

Much better! I love these! Can't wait to read the graphic novel AND Silence of course! :)

ali said...

I love Patch's face but i think his haircut is not very trendy... i imagine an haircut more like Ashton Kutcher or Damon Salvatore's style. And BLACK! I would also have imagine him with a baggy jeans not a slim one.
Nora is georgous, face, hair, expression... But she looks a bit too lightly dressed. Especially the skirt... But unlike some people here, i think her legs are perfect... real girl legs! No Barbie legs! ;D

xoxo from Switzerland
Ali

Caroline said...

Patch is quite similar to this picture of the Swedish artist Darin as Patch: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/045/8/b/Patch_Cipriano_by_BabyGirlFallenAngel.jpg

I really liked Nora's sketch!

Ciara said...

His hair his hair his hair! Oh blessed joy his hair!
Nora looks great, I love that she has CURVES! Boo ya!

Giu said...

Nora is perfect. But I'm not sure about Patch.....hum...not hot enough, maybe?

Melly said...

personal opinion, i do think these drawings are better than the others, but one slight issue, i think that Nora still looks a little too riskay.. she doesnt seem like the type of girl who'd wear an extreme mini skirt, anyone agree?
other than that i think Patch looks amazing! still curious on where that baseball cap is though, heh :)

WulfLuva said...

Nora is a little... showy in that drawing. And a little too tall in my opinion.

Gabrielle Cipriano said...

I Really Like The revised versions of both Patch and Nora!! :D There Getting There *biting nails,not literlly lol* Umm.. I would Say Patch's right boot is kinda bothering me right now haha its etheir a little too big because of the angle or b/c it's closer up to us OR its just the shine of it thats bothering me..Oh more majorly would be the hairstyle I guess. I like it but not digging it as much as I would of liked to..Actually I think I'm just so use to seeing Drew Doyon's Full And thickness of His Hair so I would go for a hairstyle like that.. and yeah thats all the constructive Critisism I can think of/give at the moment ;)-- Ps. Keep Up The GREAT Work Guys! ^.^

Penny said...

Nora looks too childish here and Patch needs darker hair. I'm happy with the original Nora and Patch wearing leather jacket, but that one needs a bit more hair around his forehead.

King Franco said...

Wow, I disagree a bit with Patch hair's.... I don't know, maybe more dark and not that wavy?

Nora... omg! curvy, sexy... mini skirt? Is Vee or Nora??? O_O
I'm pretty sure that Nora is more shy and plain, not that sexy bomb in high heels o__O

NalaUchiha said...

That Patch complete matches the Patch I always see in his description XD I love it! :3 That Nora is okay except I see Nora in jeans. ;3

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makaylarae said...

these are defently better then the last versions but patch should DEFENTLY have darker hair, it has to be longer and MESSY. patch looks younger in this scetch and thats good he looked way older in the other versions. but his body features like his chest and legs i think should be a little more visible. patch doesnt have that "i dont care" relaxed look but hes supose to be a knockout and a bad boy so wheres the hat and crooked smirk? um... i dont wanna sound mean but this nora looks like marcie in vees body. noras supose to be the fit one. im not saying make her look anorexic but more anemic, like she is. she needs lighter hair, shes a redhead and her legs are supose to be her best features. but with the mini skirt she doesnt seem like the teen that lisens to chopin like becca said she was. these clothes are to trendy. her legs need to be way thinner and with skinnies and flats? and LONGER, her legs gotta be longer! miles long and like bar stools. but no heels, she doesnt wear them. noras tall, she doesnt need them anyway. she looks really young, to young to be in love with patch and more like marcie in that department. but i love the curls! it looks like real hair! but remember that nora does not like her curls! but she defently has them. i know itll never be perfect for everyone but this is what i thought needs to be done. and by the time i post this ill have 15 other things i wanna change. but thank you so much for putting up with us crazed fans, i know we can be really nerve racking but were trying to help. promise!