Have you ever psychologically and emotionally recovered from Guillermo del Toro’s twisted, Oscar-winning, stop-motion-animated adaptation of Pinocchio? Maybe you’re nonetheless attempting to clean Disney’s creepy, lifeless, live-action Pinocchio film out of your thoughts? Excellent news—you have got loads of time to heal earlier than A Collection of Unlucky Occasions writer Lemony Snicket and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola crew as much as carry one more creepy-ass model of the puppet-boy into the world.
Properly, type of. As an alternative of creating a film, the 2 are partnering on an elaborate re-creation of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio for Beehive Books. Mignola will do the illustrations, in fact, which might be as gorgeously upsetting as you’d assume—
—ahem—whereas Snicket will annotate the ebook. Nonetheless, these received’t be regular annotations, they usually received’t even be on the web page; as an alternative, they’ll be “offered as detachable typewritten sheets, full with all of the tell-tale revisions and ink-stains of an incipient authorial insanity,” based on a press launch. For instance…
To be honest, the unique Adventures of Pinocchio is totally creepy in its personal proper, so different creepy interpretations of the story are merely attempting to do it justice. And Beehive’s high-end, Illuminated Version model of the novel is definitely honoring its supply materials with an “oversize 9×12-inch hardcover, cloth-bound in sewn signatures, and housed in an elaborately embossed and debossed die-cut slipcase, silk-screened or foil-stamped with paintings. The inside is printed on creamy, acid-free heavy-weight 140gsm uncoated paper with a high quality tooth, and consists of dozens of full-color illustrations, illuminated letters, and particular design items.”
The ebook simply started its Kickstarter campaign at present, however don’t fear—it’s already blown previous its $50,000 aim. So you have got greater than a month to order your copy… and prepare for one more creepy-ass Pinocchio in your life.
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