Would you like to be notified when POE is coming out? Please sign up for my seasonal email newsletter.

Medium:
Cover: ink, watercolor
Titles: ink, acrylic
Masque: ink, acrylic
Cask: digital drawing, ink, acrylic
Annabel Lee: acrylic on wood
Pit: Pencil and white charcoal on toned paper, digital color
Heart: Pastel and color pencil on toned paper
Bells: pencil, acrylic
Raven: Charcoal

Publisher's official page


Coming August 2017 from Candlewick Press

It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?

In stories and poems written well over a century ago, Edgar Allan Poe established himself as the original American master of gothic horror. Now, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into the graphic novel format for Poe fans new and old.

Blood, bones, and flickering firelight set the mood for Hinds’s vision of Poe’s macabre and tragic worlds. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man takes a terrifying revenge on a friend who has insulted him. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince hosts a party in his abbey stronghold while plague spreads outside. A prisoner finds himself in the sadistic clutches of the Spanish Inquisition in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and in “The Tell- Tale Heart,” a single milky eye incites madness and murder.

Alongside the tales are visual interpretations of three iconic poems — “The Raven,” “The Bells,” and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, “Annabel Lee.” Taken together, these seven concise graphic narratives both amplify and honor a timeless legacy.



Images Copyright © 2016 by Gareth Hinds. Reproduced by permission of Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.