Last week I read The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and over the weekend we watched the movie too. I liked them! I didn't love them, but I liked them. I think both the book and movie do some things better than the other. I don't necessarily think it was one of the best movies of the year (and I definitely don't think it was better than the last [or any] Harry Potter...), but I thought it had a certain charm as I made my way through the book's text and illustrations, and then saw it realized on the screen. In any case, of course the fairly vivid characters were in the forefront of my mind today, so they found their way out of my pen and into my sketchpad. I actually really like how they turned out for the most part!