From Hell In Colour

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 . . .

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5 thoughts on “From Hell In Colour

  1. Huh, that IS interesting news. I never read the massive book unfortunately, but I did watch the movie, and yes I know, it’s nowhere near the same thing.
    Like you said if anybody’s going to color it, it really should be the original artist. If not, leave it alone I say.
    I’m surprised Campbell was able to convince Moore to make alterations to the work, seeing as how he usually hates any changes or adaptations to his work, and in some cases, like with DC Comics, I can understand why.

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    1. You’ve never read it? Mate, do yourself a favour and get the collected edition, put aside a couple of weeks, and give it a read with the annotations at the back. Those notes are so in depth, they really make the book even more worthwhile.

      Plus, it’ll help you forget that movie!

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      1. I liked those parts, but then since it was Depp, he played it TOO well, like he’d been smoking opium for awhile. Also, that’s really not how the movie should’ve ended, but you know Hollyweird…..

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