The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers’s classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It’s a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. It’s a book that cannot be suppressed, spreading like a disease from city to city, continent to continent. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic-novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make readers laugh and cry and tremble with fright . . . Read at your own risk.
Meet the Authors
ROBERT WILLIAM CHAMBERS was an American artist and writer. Robert was first educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute,and then entered the Art Students’ League at around the age of twenty, where the artist Charles Dana Gibson was his fellow student. Chambers studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, and at Académie Julian, in Paris from 1886 to 1893, and his work was displayed at the Salon as early as 1889. On his return to New York, he succeeded in selling his illustrations to Life, Truth, and Vogue magazines. Then, for reasons unclear, he devoted his time to writing, producing his first novel, In the Quarter (written in 1887 in Munich). Chambers died at his home in the village of Broadalbin, New York, on December 16th 1933.
I.N.J CULBARD is a comics artist and writer of mixed English and Polish heritage. After working in animation, he was contacted in 2008 by writer Ian Edginton and invited to work with him on several projects for SelfMadeHero, beginning a working relationship which eventually led to the creation of the series Brass Sun for 2000 AD. He has also worked in American comics, for Vertigo, and has worked on Tharg’s 3rillers and Tharg’s Future Shocks.