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

Comic Strip
Ink
From Hell Ch. 14, page 5

Description

From Hell Chapter 2, page 3

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This page depicts a key scene in the From Hell story: The ten year old William Gull, on his father´s barge in the dark Limehouse Cut tunnel, musing on his one future big project in life, "a task most difficult, most necessary and severe". His father reminds him of what the Lord requires, and young William assures him that the task will not be done for Glory´s sake. The Biblical quotation "What does the Lord require of thee" is of course the title for the seminal Chapter 4 in the story. And the barge floats out of the tunnel and into Limehouse in London´s East End, from darkness into a brilliant light.

This scene is repeated in Chapter 14, where the dying Sir William Gull has some very weird and peculiar mental images.

Publication

  • From Hell
  • Delcourt
  • 10/2000
  • Page 31

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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