Shadowline Goes Surreal with "Poe"

Fri, June 8th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA – Edgar Allan Poe just lost everything.

His dead wife is haunting him in his dreams, his latest book has

bombed, and the imagination that fueled his stories has become a

curse. His prayer to never dream again is answered one evening as he

falls asleep in an outhouse. His discarded creativity takes the form

of his dream child, Edgar Allan Poo, who must now undergo a strange

odyssey through the poet's troubled mind. This August, Shadowline

presents a twisted glimpse into the dream life of America's greatest

fantasist in Dwight L. MacPherson & Thomas Boatwright's unusual epic

THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO!

"By starting with the metaphor that Poe wants to discard his life and

creativity, we open a door into his incredible imagination at its

most troubled," explains writer Dwight MacPherson. "Though we're

irreverent, this isn't scatological humor, but a surreal tribute to

one of America's greatest writers told in a form that readers of all

ages can enjoy."

Thomas Boatwright complements MacPherson's script with lush paintings

reminiscent of classic Children's book illustrators. "Thomas does an

incredible job bringing Poe's imagination to visual life," says

Shadowline chief Jim Valentino. "He shows us a world filled with

fantastic beasts, strange gods, and frightening landscapes that

really capture the feelings that Poe evoked so strongly in his work."

A dark and beautiful fantasy in the tradition of Pan's Labyrinth, THE

SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO will mesmerize readers of all

ages with its wholly original take on America's original gothic master.

THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO ships this August, and is

available in Diamond Previews (JUN071887). It is a full-color 96-

page book in the 8.5" x 11" format similar to Image's hit book THE

WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. It is available for order through Diamond

Previews (OCT061850).

 
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