Two spreads from Poe’s “Hop-Frog, or, The Eight Chained Orangutans.” Click to enlarge:
This was a kinda nostalgic project for me. The full circle, for those interested: Graphic Classics took a chance on this once-starving illustrator for their very first issue and my very first publishing job about 10 years ago, for the very same Poe story. Back then, Graphic Classics was in black & white, and I only produced a handful of spot illustrations rather than a full graphic novel. How far we both have come… le sigh.