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From Hell page by Eddie Campbell, Alan Moore - Comic Strip
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From Hell page

Comic Strip
Ink

Description

From Hell Chapter 11 page 17

Comment

This page looks like an unassuming collection of talking heads. But it is actually a key page in the From Hell story. With Sir William Gull subdued after finishing his grisly murders, London´s most high-ranking policemen have to clean up his mess and cover the whole thing up. Their solution, discussed in this page, is to find a scapegoat, have him killed and make the death look like a suicide. The chief conspirator here is Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Dr Robert Anderson, a leading Freemason. He convinces the rest of the conspirators to leave the practicalities to the masonic Brotherhood. Assistant Chief Constable Sir Leslie Macnaghten, a non-Mason, is a bit sceptical, while their superior, Metropolitan Police Commissioner James Monro, also a non-Mason, plays along.

I suppose one may say that without the dialogue, this page would not be the same. For us collectors of original art, a strong case for old-style lettering on the original pages.

Publication

  • From Hell
  • Delcourt
  • 10/2000
  • Page 395

About Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell (born 10 August 1955) is a Scottish comics artist and cartoonist who now lives in Australia. Probably best known as the illustrator and publisher of From Hell (written by Alan Moore), Campbell is also the creator of the semi-autobiographical Alec stories collected in Alec: The Years Have Pants, and Bacchus (aka Deadface), a wry adventure series about the few Greek gods who have survived to the present day. His graphic novel The Lovely Horrible Stuff, which playfully investigates our relationship with money, was published in July 2012 by Top Shelf Productions. His scratchy pen-and-ink style is influenced by the impressionists, illustrators of the age of "liberated penmanship" such as Phil May, Charles Dana Gibson, John Leech and George du Maurier, and cartoonists Milton Caniff and Frank Frazetta (particularly his Johnny Comet strip). His writing has been compared to that of Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller.

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