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BIRMINGHAM BASED cartoonist Hunt Emerson is currently attending the world's largest comic book convention in the city of Angouleme, France, but on his return he will be appearing in Handsworth as part of Sprightley Records' celebrations on February 15th.
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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED in the 14th century, Dante Alighieri's Inferno takes on a new lease of life - no less relevant, but decidedly more humorous one expects - as adapted by Birmingham based cartoonist Hunt Emerson.
Several years in the making, this adaptation of classical material into the comic strip medium is published by Knockabout and will sit proudly alongside Emerson's other transliterations such as D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Said to be "a warm tribute a warm tribute from the master of one art form to the grand master of another", it will no doubt also look pretty good and be funny as Hell too!
The book will also feature an essay by Kevin Jackson explaining how the comic book has been developed from the original verse, pointing out some of the more complicated jokes, and inviting readers to go back to tackle Dante for themselves.
Inferno will be available in all good bookshops and comics speciality shops in Great Britain from mid-October. Last Gasp are acting as distributors in the USA, and already people there are busy, happily promoting it, as can be seen by the Youtube link below:
To view a preview of Inferno visit: www.lastgasp.com/blog/tag/knockabout
For more about Hunt Emerson, including sales of his original art visit: www. largecow.com
BIRMINGHAM BASED cartoonist Hunt Emerson, along with Roger Langridge, Maxon Crumb and ten other artists were the illustrators for a collection of short Verses and Fables that will be part of a revised second edition of Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Long-out-of-print, publisher Eureka Productions has bumped this volume's page count up with 54 extra pages.
New to this edition is Treasure Island adapted by Alex Burrows and Scott Lincoln. Returning are Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a unique two-part adaptation by Simon Gane and Michael Slack, and The Bottle Imp by Lance Tooks.
For more information on Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson visit: www.graphicclassics.com.
HUNT EMERSON has illustrated the CD cover to A Spritely Spring Punnet.
The record will be launched in full festive celebration at The Endwood, in Birmingham on Friday 27th April where from 7.30pm on we are promised: "Fun! Games! Prizes! Jam & picalilli!" There are also the delights of fez polo, which the internet fails to explain but been described as "The funniest game in the world" by Ms. C. Holmes, a resident of Handsworth where the festivities take place. So, an event for everyone by the sounds of it with some much needed gaiety offered in these maudlin times!
Further entertainment of the musical variety comes in the form of The Spritely All-stars (featuring Hunt himself) and Urge. A £3 donation is requested, and that includes a copy of the CD.
Have yourself a Spritely Spring at The Endwood, Hamstead Road, Handsworth in Birmingham this Friday 27th April!