The From Hell Companion by Alan Moore

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FROM HELL occupies a monumental place in the history of the graphic novel: a Victorian masterpiece of murder and madness which has won numerous awards, spawned a major Hollywood film, and remained a favorite of readers around the world for over two decades.

Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present THE FROM HELL COMPANION, an astonishing selection of Alan Moore's original scripts and sketches for the landmark graphic novel, with copious annotations, commentary, and illustrations by Eddie Campbell. Here for the first time are a set of pages, including some of Moore's greatest writing, which have never been seen by anyone except his collaborator. Joining them are Campbell's first-hand accounts of the project's decade-long development, complete with photos, anecdotes, disagreements, and wry confessions. Arranged in narrative order, these perspectives form a fascinating mosaic, an opportunity to read FROM HELL with fresh eyes, and a tour inside the minds of two giants of their field.
 

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Eddie Campbell was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has a bachelor's degree from USC Annenberg School of Communication and USC School of Cinema-Television. His background is in art direction for both TV and film, creative direction, and graphic design. Alan Moore is widely considered to be the greatest comic book writer of all time. With over thirty years dedicated to the medium, his body of work includes Watchmen (the best-selling graphic novel in history), From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Neonomicon, Swamp Thing, Tom Strong, Promethea, V for Vendetta, and Lost Girls, just to name a few. Avatar Press has published numerous Moore projects in recent years, including his seminal guide to graphic storytelling, Writing for Comics.
 
Published May 17, 2013 by Top Shelf Productions. 288 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel.

Feb 17 2013 | Read Full Review of The From Hell Companion

The Bookbag

This volume is his illustrator Eddie Campbell's look at proceedings, and for a book that would appear to have no actual Moore input in it, he provides a welter of words for it.

Jun 23 2013 | Read Full Review of The From Hell Companion

Pajiba

The movie that was made obfuscates and clouds what the graphic novel highlights, but a "Game of Thrones"-style mini-series based, not on the actual comic but on the comic scripts, is undoubtedly the format From Hell always really aspired to, whether Moore and Campbell knew it or not.

May 24 2013 | Read Full Review of The From Hell Companion

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