SHADOW SHOW #1-5 (Collectif)

A partir de novembre, l’éditeur IDW Publishing adapte l’anthologie Ray Bradbury: Shadow Show sous la forme d’une mini-série en 5 numéros. Pour le premier numéro Jason Ciaramella et Charles Paul Wilson III adapteront « By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain » de Joe Hill. Le deuxième numéro comprendra deux histoires: la nouvelle de Neil Gaiman « The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury » adaptée par Maria Fröhlich et « Backward in Seville » de Audrey Niffenegger illustré par son ami Eddie Campbell.

Ci-dessous, la couverture de Shadow Show #1 par Gabriel Rodriguez:

[quote] IDW Publishing Presents The Greatest SHADOW SHOW on Earth With A Comic Book Adaption
In the prose anthology Shadow Show, acclaimed writers gathered to pay tribute to the work of the incomparable Ray Bradbury, known for such timeless classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man. What resulted was a collection of remarkable and unique stories that beautifully illustrate Bradbury’s enduring imprint on the fantasy, science fiction, and mystery genres.

This November, IDW Publishing will take a selection of these stories and pair them with some of comic book’s biggest and brightest artists for a 5-issue series of comic-book adaptations. Shadow Show #1 starts with the haunting and melancholy “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and adapted by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape) with art by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith) and a gorgeous cover by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriquez.

“The pairing of Bradbury-inspired stories written by some of the best prose writers working today made for an amazing tribute book,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “and to see them brought to life by such amazing artistic talents not only helps further Bradbury’s legacy, but it’s making for some damned good comics, too.”

« The anthology Shadow Show is a loving homage to Mr. B, so it’s great to see some of these stories in comics format. Ray considered comic strips central to his education and inspiration and Bradbury stories adapted for the classic EC stories helped raise the bar for all the comics that followed, » said Sam Weller and Mort Castle agreed.

Issue 2 will see Neil Gaiman’s “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” brought to life with artist Maria Fröhlich, and artist Eddie Campbell will tackle Audrey Niffenegger’s “Backward In Seville.” Writer/Editor Mort Castle and Bradbury biographer Sam Weller, who compiled the Shadow Show prose anthology, are onboard to help bring these stories to life in comic form.

Other Shadow Show stories to be included are Harlan Ellison’s “Weariness,” Dave Eggers’ “Who Knocks?” and Alice Hoffman’s “Conjure” with accompanying artists to be announced. Haunting paintings by Shane Pierce will grace all subscription variant covers for this series. [/quote]

Le site de l’éditeur:

[quote]SHADOW SHOW #4
Dave Eggers, Charles Yu, Mort Castle, Sam Weller
Matthew Dow Smith, Christine Larsen, S. L. Gallant
Christian Wildgoose
Mar 4th, 2015
In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and artists come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury! The stories featured include “Who Knocks,” written by Dave Eggers with art by Matthew Dow Smith, a classic horror tale about what lurks beneath the water; “Earth: A Gift Shop” by Charles Yu and Christine Larsen, about the future role of our planet as an intergalactic curio shop; and “Altenmoor, where the dogs dance” by Mort Castle and S L Gallant, where a young boy discovers the world that his grandfather wrote about in his fantasy novels.[/quote]


[quote]Shadow Show #5
Story by Alice Hoffman, Mort Castle, Sam Weller
Art by Chris Evenhuis
Letters by Shawn Lee
Cover by Sarah Stone
Publisher IDW
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Apr 1st, 2015
In Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and artists come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury! The final story in the series is “Conjure,” written by Alice Hoffman with art by Chris Evenhuis. It’s summertime in a small American town, and rumor has it an angel has come to town. Two friends, Cate and Abbey, discover the truth… but there’s a price to be paid for their curiosity.[/quote]