Well here’s news about something that I don’t know if I want or not: From Hell, the massive, wonderfully dark and rich retelling of the Jack The Ripper murders that worked so, so well in black and white . . . is being colourised by the artist, Eddie Campbell.
The strangest thing about it is that, apparently, Alan Moore’s up for it:
Campbell says he’s still friendly with Alan Moore and convinced him that it was a god [sic] idea to do the new version.
Like the original, it’ll be released in individual issues and will start appearing in September. Unlike the original, because it’s already written and drawn, it shouldn’t take 400 years to be completed.
I’m really unsure as to how I feel about this – the original series does work brilliantly in black and white but at least it’s Campbell who’s adding the colour. If anyone’s going to know how it should look, I’d guess it’s the guy who drew the thing in the first place.
But, of course, these things take time, so all I’ll say is: Mr Campbell, if you need a hand colouring it in . . .
I’m here for you, man . . .