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.
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.
“A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel… an indispensable reference.” — Kirkus Reviews
“An essential complement to From Hell, an ambitious investigation of the Jack the Ripper murders that’s dense enough to merit such an addendum.” — Under the Radar
288-page softcover (with 32-page full-color insert), 7.5″ x 10.5″
Co-Published by Top Shelf and Knockabout, 2013