Oklahoma artist aims to illustrate Heinlein story

‘Citizen of the Galaxy' seeks funding on Kickstarter
by Matthew Price Modified: March 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm •  Published: March 22, 2013
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Erwin has a history with science fiction projects, including adapting William Shatner's “Star Trek: Ashes of Eden.”

“After reviewing Steve Erwin's artistry on the graphic novel adaptation of ‘Star Trek: Ashes of Eden' written by William Shatner and his work on the graphic novel movie adaptation of ‘Batman Returns,' my vision of ‘Citizen of the Galaxy' suddenly became clearer,” Gignac said.

Gignac hopes the adaptation he and Erwin want to create will help reintroduce the works of Heinlein to a new generation of fans.

“Heinlein's influence is out there and felt in everything from ‘Star Wars' to ‘Star Trek',” Gignac said. “For example in ‘Citizen of the Galaxy,' in the middle of the book, the two spaceships Thorby is interested in visiting are called, ‘Serenity' and ‘Firefly'. This makes me thinks that Joss Whedon may be a Heinlein fan.”

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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