The From Hell Companion

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June 2013

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FROM HELL occupies a monumental place in the history of the graphic novel: a Victorian masterpiece of murder and madness, it’s won numerous awards, spawned a major Hollywood film, and remained a favorite of readers around the world for over two decades.

Here, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present THE FROM HELL COMPANION, an astonishing selection of
Alan Moore’s original scripts and sketches for the landmark graphic novel, with copious annotations, commentary, and illustrations by Eddie Campbell.

Here for the first time are a set of pages, including some of Moore’s greatest writing, which have never been seen by anyone except his collaborator. Joining them are Campbell’s first-hand accounts of the project’s decade-long development, complete with photos, anecdotes, disagreements, and wry confessions. Arranged in narrative order, these perspectives form a fascinating mosaic, an opportunity to read FROM HELL with fresh eyes, and a tour inside the minds of two giants of their field.

“Moore, one of the great fiction minds of his generation, never accomplished anything as dense or as satisfying as this – his massive, footnoted take on Jack the Ripper and the bloody birth of the 20th century.” –
Rolling Stone


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Forbidden Planet

•Comics retailer

“A carefully curated selection, pulled from the archives and organised by [Eddie] Campbell ... Campbell details the comings and goings, the many problems, the artistry involved, the sheer bloody work, the laughs, the fallings out. All here, in a voice that is equal parts informed, artistic, relaxed, but most of all readable. Campbell’s a comfortable talker, a confident writer, and has a style that is simple and easy to read. It’s Campbell’s commentary that fleshes out the book, gives it context, and paints a prose picture of the creation of one of the finest pieces of comic work I’ve ever read.” – Richard Bruton

The AV Club

•Pop-culture website

“The From Hell Companion doesn’t ruin the magic trick that Moore and Campbell pulled off; if anything, it makes their achievement seem all the more astonishing.”

Under the Radar

•Online magazine

"An essential complement to From Hell, an ambitious investigation of the Jack the Ripper murders that's dense enough to merit such an addendum." – Alee Karim