Meet the Author: Gareth Hinds

Meet the Author: Gareth Hinds

Reisterstown Branch
September 29, 2017
7 p.m.

In stories and poems written well over a century ago, Edgar Allan Poe established himself as the original American master of gothic horror. Now, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into the graphic novel format for Poe fans new and old.

Blood, bones and flickering firelight set the mood for Hinds’s vision of Poe’s macabre and tragic worlds. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man takes a terrifying revenge on a friend who has insulted him. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince hosts a party in his abbey stronghold while plague spreads outside. A prisoner finds himself in the sadistic clutches of the Spanish Inquisition in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and in “The Tell- Tale Heart,” a single milky eye incites madness and murder.

Alongside the tales are visual interpretations of three iconic poems — “The Raven,” “The Bells” and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, “Annabel Lee.” Taken together, these seven concise graphic narratives both amplify and honor a timeless legacy.

In this presentation, Hinds discusses his latest book, POE: Stories and Poems, shares his creative process, gives a drawing demo and answers questions about his work. Sales and signings available, courtesy of The Ivy Bookshop.

(Sales and signings will also be available at A Toast Among Ghosts on October 7.)

About the Author:

Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten "best of 2010" lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called "spellbinding"), and Macbeth (which The New York Times called "stellar" and "a remarkably faithful rendering"). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society and over a dozen published video games.

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