Gareth Hinds is known for his critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on the classics, including “Beowulf” (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), “King Lear” (Booklist named it one of the Top 10 graphic novels for teens), “The Merchant of Venice” (Kirkus called it “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), “The Odyssey” (which appeared on 10 “best of 2010” lists), “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth.” His most recent book is “POE: Stories and Poems,” in which he revisits seven of Poe’s most-beloved short works, bringing to life the darkness and psychological horror of Poe’s work in graphic form.
Gareth’s illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and more than a dozen published video games.
Author Website: http://www.garethhinds.com/
In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into graphic-novel format.
It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?
In "The Cask of Amontillado," a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In "The Masque of the Red Death," a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can't see his tormentors in "The Pit and the Pendulum," and in "The Tell-Tale Heart," a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems — "The Raven," "The Bells," and Poe's poignant elegy to lost love, "Annabel Lee." The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.