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The Heart of the Beast (2014)

Co-authored with Dean Motter. Illustrated by Sean Phillips. A graphic novel about love, commerce, art and architecture set in lower Manhattan. Twentieth-anniversary edition: Dynamic Forces (112 pp, 12 x 8”). First edition: DC Comics/Vertigo/Warner Brothers (1994, 94 pp, 10 1/2 x 7”).

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this hauntingly evocative graphic novel written by Dean Motter and Judith Dupre, and featuring lavishly painted artwork by Sean Phillips! This sensuously painted graphic novel takes one of the classic characters of horror literature and explores the timeless themes of the original work [Frankenstein by Mary Shelley] against the backdrop of New York City's decadent art world of the eighties. A tale of gothic love and modern horror, this graphic novel drew praise from critics and fans alike, and is long overdue for a 2014 release in an all-new prestige format edition. This newly digitally remastered edition features additional scrapbook material and commentary by the creators.


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