Tuesday, October 26, 2010

R.A. Parker Meets Mary Shelley

I mentioned in my last post that Robert Andrew Parker's Frankenstein was among my favorite projects of his. I dug a few scans out of the archives, which I offer here largely without comment, save wow. How can such a light touch pack such power?


The arc of that torch captures the miracle of Parker's work for me. It's mystifyingly precise; it's flamboyant (I apologize for the etymological pun, but it's the word I mean); it propels the story with crude yet witty force. "Crude" also and especially applying to the monster.

Finally: how does he insert creepy comedy into the story?

Hats off, RAP.

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