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The George Bess Horror Collection: Now Live on Kickstarter

Magnetic Press presents graphic novel adaptations of Victor Hugo's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Bram Stoker's DRACULA, and Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN

Magnetic Press, the industry’s leading graphic novel publisher, is proud to announce the launch The George Bess Classic Horror Collection of classic OGNs, including the newest addition to the series, Victor Hugo's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME,  Bram Stoker's DRACULA, and Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEINnow live on Kickstarter


These three bold and seminal tales totaling at over 200 pages each, feature lush and unparalleled illustration of Georges Bess, known internationally for his extensive body of work with notorious writer and director Alejandro Jodorowsky, establishing himself as a premiere visionary and stylistic chameleon at the height of the European comics renaissance during the ’70s and ’80s. While his illustrative talent and fluidity couldn’t be denied, the direction he would take a project was often unpredictable, an improvisational instinct that set him apart among peers such as Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Philippe Druillet, Milo Minara, and Claire Wendling. 


You may think you know Dracula, Frankenstein, and Quasimodo, but you have not truly met them until you have experienced these hauntingly beautiful interpretations from Magnetic Press!


Each 9x12” hardcover features deluxe foil-stamped design elements on the cover, along with Magnetic Press’s signature curved corners. Printed on uncoated wood-free paper, Bess’s intricately detailed line art is reproduced at a stunning archival level of quality. These ultimate graphic adaptations stand above the crowd as timeless masterpieces. A limited edition, complete Boxed Set is also available exclusively through this Kickstarter campaign.


The newest book in the series adapts Victor Hugo's gothic romance about the disfigured bell-ringer Quasimodo and his unrequited feelings for a beautiful dancer he falls in love with from a distance. Set in Paris during the turbulent 15th Century, this dark tragedy captures the extreme lengths passion can drive the human heart.


This 224-page adaptation contains Bram Stoker’s complete original novel about the world-renowned vampire, plus an epilogue adapting Stoker’s short story "Dracula's Guest" (believed to be the original novel’s deleted first chapter before later revived for publication two years after the author’s passing).


Follow Mary Shelley’s original novel about a scientist’s hubris and the pitiable creature who did not ask to be brought to life. Filled with page after page of stunning pen-and-ink drawings, readers will find themselves lost in each of these classic scenarios, content to soak in every detail before entering the next page. Reproducing Georges's unprocessed illustration boards on uncoated woodfree paper, these artist-edition books will capture the tactile details of his work as if holding the originals.


The George Bess Classic Horror Collection premium volumes feature linen textured covers, metallic foil design elements, and Magnetic Press’s signature curved corners. Each volume recaptures the gothic romance and horror of the original novels in a way that belies all previous adaptations. Not only does Bess draw faithfully from the source material, but he imbues each with a degree of imagination that supplements the details Stoker, Shelley, and Hugo were themselves inspired by. 


In addition to your pledge tier rewards, all backers will receive a number of Ambassador Points for their total value. The Ambassador Point Program is Magnetic Press’s way of thanking buyers for their patronage through exploring other titles in our collection at discounted prices. Retailer discounts are available to those verified with a business address or link, and tax ID/EIN.


The campaign for The George Bess Classic Horror Collection featuring Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, ends June 28th.

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