Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Much the Miller's Son Original Art Giveaway!

Hey Everybody!

As a way of celebrating three years of Much, I'm giving away free original pages from book 2!

Just for fun, I'm setting up a contest. The winner will get first choice of the available pages and runners up can choose in descending order. I'll also post the winning entry.

Here's the contest. If Much the Miller's Son was ever made into a feature film, who would you cast? Please specify if you're thinking of a live action or animated film and provide links to IMDB in case I don't recognize the names.

Your Cast:

-Robin Hood

-Maid Marion

-The Sheriff of Nottingham

-Little John

-Will Scarlett

-Friar Tuck

-Alan a-Dale

-Much the Miller's Son

All entries are due by June 1st! I'm interested to see what you guys come up with, because it will give me an insight into how you perceive the characters.

Looking forward to it!



Tom P. said...

Welp, here goes my live-action picks:

Robin Hood: George Clooney

Maid Marion: Scarlett Johansson

The Sheriff: Tony Hale ('Buster' from Arrested Development)

Little John: Sam Worthington (Really. I've seen him 'act'...)

Will Scarlett: Vinnie Jones

Friar Tuck: Patton Oswalt

Alan-a-Dale: Will Arnett

Much the Miller's son: Kevin McDonald (from the Kids in the Hall)

Extra bonus: Wes Anderson as director.

Steve LeCouilliard said...

Haha! Kevin McDonald! Hahaha. I don't know if it would work, but the whole idea is funny.

What do you think about Edgar Wright to direct?

Tom P. said...

Edgar Wright? Hmm.. If you want a movie that gleefully 'takes the piss' out of the legend of Robin Hood whilst both reveling in and mocking the 'Medieval Adventure' genre, Wright's your man, I figure.

Myself, I'd go for a wry, off-kilter take on how a dysfunctional set of people work together, hence, my choice of Wes Anderson. But it's your film.

Oh, I'd like to change my choice of Sheriff, if I may. (Last time!) In retrospect, Paul Giamatti would make a better sheriff.


Lesley Vamos said...

Tough - I'll have to have a good think ^_^

Steve LeCouilliard said...

Of course, if I had a time machine, I'd go back to 1960 and get Billy Wilder to direct with a young Jack Lemon as Much and Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn reprising their roles retroactively as Robin and Marion. I could probably get John Cleese to play the Sheriff--wait scratch that--PETER SELLERS! Oh the power!

Steve LeCouilliard said...

Charles Laughton as Friar Tuck! Peter Ustinov as Prince John (again)! Who does that leave? Maybe Eli Wallach as Alan a-Dale? Lee Van Cleef as Will Scarlett? I know the accent is wrong. And who could play Little John?

Steve LeCouilliard said...

Duh! Jonathan Winters as Little John. See, this would be easy if I had a time machine.

Oh, and scratch Lee Van Cleef. Get James Coburn on the phone.

Tom P. said...

If I had a time machine, I'd go and kick Hitler in the nuts...

I'd also hire Preston Sturges to write and direct your movie.

Then I'd go kick Ayn Rand in the hoo-ha.

Just sayin'.

Tom P. said...

Oh, and Klaus Kinski as Will Scarlett.

You're welcome.

Steve LeCouilliard said...


Galadriel said...

Danny Kaye, from the 1955 "The Court Jester," as Much. I think of his performance when I read your comic.

Steve LeCouilliard said...

The flagon with the dragon has the potion with the poison. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

pietro said...

Robin Hood- Gerard Depardieu (french), but when he was younger.
Maid Marion- Zooey Deschanel, blonde.
Sheriff- John Malkovich.
Little John- Andre the Giant, or his clone. Come on. It exists.
Will Scarlett- Tommy Flanagan. The scars would add to his menacing persona.
Friar Tuck- Kyle Gass, one half of Tencious D.
Alan A-Dale- Jack Black, the other half of Tenacious D.
Much- Michael Sera for his neuroticism and awkwardness, mixed with a bit of Ron Howard DNA, circa Happy Days.

John Young said...

Robin Hood: Sasha Baron Cohen
Maid Marion: Young Goldie Hawn
Sherif: David Hasselhoff
Little John: Brad Garett
Will Scarlett: Colin Farrel
Friar Tuck: Chris Farley
Allan A dale: Wallace Shawn
Much: Woody Allen

Steve LeCouilliard said...

@pietro: I don't have a link to your e-mail, but if you want to choose 2 pages, go here

then tell me which ones you like.