Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Man Who Laughs - The Graphic Novel

April 18th is the official release date for the long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. Officially the 'maddest' novel by the author of Notre Dame de Paris and Les Misérables, the 1928 movie, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, inspired the creation of possibly the greatest of all comic-book villains, The Joker. Now you can see a new version, adapted by myself and Mark Stafford, published by SelfMadeHero. This is the official press release.

Mark and I will be signing copies of the book, fresh off the presses, at Comiket in London on Saturday April 20th, from 11am to the early evening.

Mark will also be taking part in the Drawing Parade. Comiket is at Central Saint Martins.

More details here: Comiket

This book is a real labour of love for us. Mark's art is his best ever, and that's saying something. Here are some pages and images from the book.