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The Poe Twisted Anthology

by Jason Ciaramella

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Thirteen artists. Fifteen graphic works of humor and horror. One twisted collection! Welcome to The Poe Twisted Anthology: a collection of original comic art and stories inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Not Poe...Poe twisted! Poe Twisted is a challenge to a new crop of artists and writers to be inspired by Poe, rather than simply retell him. In an eclectic mix of styles, mediums and genres, this original collection of comics is a graphic tribute to the dark master of American gothic fiction, Edgar Allan Poe. Created by Poe fans, for Poe lovers everywhere. The collection includes work from thirteen writers and artists collaborating on seven short graphic stories and eight vignettes: Absolution Writer Jason Ciaramella (2011 Eisner Award nominee for The Cape from IDW) and artist Enrique Savory, Jr., team up in this sad tale of a grieving father driven mad by one of his son s Christmas toys. A tribute to Poe's classic poem, the Raven. Dead Man's Hand College card-shark, Toby, thinks it s just another frat-house Poker night. But Toby is all in when a devilish coed mysteriously appears and calls his bluff. Story and art by Phillip Jacobson. Eldorado The sun sets on a three-hundred year quest for fabled riches and gold in this zombie Western, titled after the poem of the same name. Written by film director Sherezada Windham-Kent (Everything I Needed to Know About Zombies I Learned From the Movies, 2009) with art by animator/comics artist, Alex Cormack. Zombie Cruise by Marta Tanrikulu, with art by Mark Mullaney. Trouble and plague brew on the high seas in this bio-medical thriller, a twist on Poe s short story, The Oblong Box. The Tell Tale Cat Beat cops Lansdowne and Harrington collar more than they bargained for in this noire police adventure, written and drawn by Alex Cormack. The story is parody of events in Poe s The Black Cat and The Tell Tale Heart. The After Party by Kyle Richey, art by Ben Frazier. Wesley Prince has credit cards, his father s mansion all to himself, and enough drugs to kill a few hundred fellow classmates in this twisted spinoff of the phantasmagoric classic "Masque of the Red Death." The System of Doctor Canne and Professor Bulle by Mark Mullaney. Have someone special for dinner in this story of a free-range asylum, a sequel to Poe s tale of insanity run amok, "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether." POE TWISTED also includes a special collection of original comic vignPOE TWISTED also includes a special collection of original comic vignettes: Artist Dirk Strangely is inspired by the figure of Poe himself in two series of Gorey-esque portraits. Painter Andrew Jerz brings Poe spoofs to the big screen with a mini-collection of grindhouse movie posters: Lenore, Amonstrillado, and Careful Coffins for the Concerned Cataleptic. Illustrator Jason Strutz's ironic print gallery re-imagines "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall," and "Murders in the Rue Morgue."

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