Friday, February 10, 2012

Drawn to Danger

Back in April 2010, American comic-book artist and illustrator Francesco Francavilla began posting, in parts, a quite beautiful graphic adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s 1924 short story, “Nightmare Town” (which was also included in, and gave its name to, a 1999 collection of Hammett’s work). He got only six parts into it--or less than a third of the way through the story--before he abruptly stopped, presumably called away by other commitments.

However, those six magazine-like spreads of “Nightmare Town” are still available here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI. And if we’re lucky, he will return to finish this series. Someday.

1 comment:

Francesco said...

Thank you for the kind words - I wanted to re-assure you finishing that project is one of the several scheduled Pulp related things for this year - especially now that The Black Beetle is being published :)

Stay tuned :)