Official Press Release
San Diego, CA (December 30, 2004) The old cliché of good things coming in small packages was never so wrong. It should read: Big, scary things come in small packages. In March, IDW Publishing is going to get spooky with not only their format, but the story as well.
Little Book Of Horror: Frankenstein is the first in a series of specially sized, hardcover collectible classics. In this special re-telling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, writer Steve Niles (Wake The Dead, 30 Days Of Night) works from the original text of the historic novel, presenting the tale in prose excerpts. To fully breathe new life into this story, each full-page spread will be accompanied by a painting from award-winning illustrator Scott Morse.
The Little Book of Horror series will tackle Bram Stoker's Dracula next. Subsequent volumes will cover horror properties new and old, melding full-page illustrations with prose into a new form of graphic literature.
"Remember those old Cliff's Notes from school?" queried IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. "Well, consider the Little Book of Horror series beautifully illustrated, well-written, and scary, versions of those old primers. Everything you'll need to know about classic horror books and movies will be presented on the pages of these little hardcovers."
Little Book of Horror: Frankenstein, a full-color, 48-page 6" x 9" HC, will be available in March.