MA – Poe: Stories and Poems Signing

Gareth Hinds appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM to sign POE: STORIES AND POEMS.

In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format.

It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can’t see his tormentors in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems — “The Raven,” “The Bells,” and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, “Annabel Lee.” The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.

Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels MacbethThe OdysseyBeowulfRomeo and JulietThe Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. Gareth Hinds lives near Washington, D.C.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Poe: Stories and Poems Signing

Artist Gareth Hinds appears at An Unlikely Story on Saturday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM to introduce his newest graphic novel adaptation, Poe: Stories and Poems, a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, translating Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format. Gareth will talk about creating his latest book, and conduct a drawing demonstration.

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An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

MA – Poe: Stories and Poems Signing

Gareth Hinds appears at Porter Square Books on Monday, September 25th at 7:00 PM to sign POE: STORIES AND POEMS.

In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format.

It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can’t see his tormentors in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems — “The Raven,” “The Bells,” and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, “Annabel Lee.” The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.

Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels MacbethThe OdysseyBeowulfRomeo and JulietThe Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. Gareth Hinds lives near Washington, D.C.

Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

MA – Poe: Stories and Poems Signing

Gareth Hinds appears at The Blue Bunny Books on Friday, September 22 at 6:30 PM.

About the Artist:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. 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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The Blue Bunny Books
577 High St, Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 493-6568

ME – Poe: Stories and Poems Signing

Gareth Hinds appears at Casablanca Comics from 5:00 till 6:00 PM on Sunday August 13th.

About the Artist:
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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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

MD – Poe: Stories and Poems Launch Party

Join the Takoma Park Library on Tuesday, August 1st at 7:30 PM for the launch of the newest book by award-winning graphic novelist Gareth Hinds. Known for his graphic novel adaptations of Shakespeare plays, Beowulf, and The Odyssey, Hinds this time tackles Edgar Allen Poe in Poe: Stories and Poems. Hinds has won critical praise for his previous books, with reviewers noting his fine line and expert use of color, shadow and perspective in bringing the emotions of a story to the fore. Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Hinds’ books, but our event is free and no purchase or registration is required to attend. Note: our event is best for teens and adults because of the gothic horror nature of Poe’s stories, amplified by Hinds’ illustrations.

About the Artist:
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.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259