Ein ambitioniertes Projekt: Kurz vor seinem Tod hat Lovecraft den Auftrag bekommen, das klassische Märchen 'Die Schöne und das Biest' auf seine unnachahmliche Art neu zu interpretieren. Leider ist bis auf einige Notizen nichts überliefert. Auf der Grundlage dieser Notizen soll jetzt per Kickstarter eine Comicadaption entstehen. Mehr Infos gibt es hier:
Though he was sickened by the prospect and resistant, the sum he was offered (in the depths of the Great Depression) was equal to what he’d made in his entire life writing for pulp magazines. So he wrote it in earnest before being paid, telling none of the wide circle of correspondents he kept, and mailed in his manuscript expecting the worst.
He got the worst. The publisher who adored his work had died while it was in the mail, and his wife took control of the company. She had it returned, complete with warning letters from both her lawyers and spiritualist advisors -- who vowed to see to it that Lovecraft would be either jailed or committed to an institution for creating such madness.
Lovecraft, very sensitive to criticism and one who seldom resubmitted rejected stories elsewhere, buried the manuscript and it is thought lost to the abyss. It was only recently that the notes for the lost work were rediscovered -- and now this adaptation is being created as accurately as possible in comic book form.
Of course none of the above is true. It’s just fictional history that went through my mind when first dreaming up my new limited comic series: H.P. LOVECRAFT’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
Ok, das habe ich tatsächlich überlesen. Kommt davon, wenn man das auf dem Handy macht, zwischen Tür und Angel. Für die Facebookmeldung werde ich das nochmal ändern. Dennoch, es ist eine lovecraftige Schöne und das Biest-Adaption, was durchaus nicht unspannend sein dürfte.