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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Alatriste Characters: Captain Diego Alatriste

a Drawing of Captain Diego Alatriste y Tenorio, from the novels by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Today's drawing is Captain Alatriste, from the novel series by Arturo Perez-Reverte! I first read Perez-Reverte because I liked the Roman Polanski movie based on his novel The Club Dumas, even though everyone else I know hates it. Oh, well. The Alatriste series is fun - I've only read the first three books, as that was all that had been translated at the time that I read 'em. Maybe the rest are out?
They made a movie of 'em, too, with Viggo Morteson. It was beautifully shot, but I fell asleep halfway through it.

4 comments:

Raul Gonzalo said...

Hi, Chris. They made two comics of them. Here is the link to the penciller's site: http://www.joanmundet.com/

I don't know the English/American editions but the Spanish books have beatiful ilustrations, also by the same author

Chris Schweizer said...

Raul, I was unaware of the comics - thanks for the info! I'll pick them up as soon as I get the chance!

tomasofen said...

Hi Chris

I'm amazed with your blog and your illustrations!

Really cool ones. I love them. :D

Alatriste books are really good ones, and at least in their spanish version captures all the spirit of what i suppose was to be thoose times.

I recomend to read the short story of Reverte "La sombra del √°guila", "The shadow of the Eagle", about a coward batallion of spanish soldiers running away from a battle under the orders of Napoleon, but winning it :)

By, and again, goog work!

Tom

tomasofen said...

Hi Chris

I'm amazed with your blog and your illustrations!

Really cool ones. I love them. :D

Alatriste books are really good ones, and at least in their spanish version captures all the spirit of what i suppose was to be thoose times.

I recomend to read the short story of Reverte "La sombra del √°guila", "The shadow of the Eagle", about a coward batallion of spanish soldiers running away from a battle under the orders of Napoleon, but winning it :)

By, and again, goog work!

Tom