Saturday, May 28, 2016

 

Graphic novelist Troy Little continues his tour for HUNTER S. THOMPSON’S FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS as Guest of Honor at THE MINT 400 in Las Vegas!

Plus: IDW announces new “Great White Whale” Edition, comic book mini-series packed with bonus features

Back in 1971, Hunter S. Thompson was hired by a sports magazine to report on the famous Mint 400, a wild 
off-road race through the desert outside Las Vegas. When the draft he 
submitted — ten times the requested length — was “aggressively rejected” by 
the magazine, Thompson re-fashioned it into Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This “Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream,” serialized across multiple issues of Rolling Stone, became an instant landmark of counterculture literature, gonzo journalism, and American 
insight.
In recent years, the long-dormant Mint 400 has been revived from a two-decade hiatus to become bigger than ever — and Canadian artist Troy Little has adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal work into a graphic novel that critics call “outstanding” and “buzzing with manic energy.”
Now, Troy Little heads back to Vegas to re-trace Thompson’s steps, meeting fans and signing books as a Guest of Honor at the Mint 400, for 
which he has drawn the official poster (March 10-12, 2016, 
www.themint400.com). At the same time, IDW Publishing celebrates the 
success of Little’s stunning adaptation — and tips a hat to Rolling Stone — with HUNTER S. THOMPSON’S FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS: The “Great White Whale” Edition. This serialized edition presents the acclaimed 
graphic novel as a comic book mini-series, featuring Little’s original 
never-before-seen black and-white artwork, and stuffed with new bonus 
features.
The first 48-page issue will be available with multiple covers, 
featuring brand-new designs by Troy Little and Jim Mahfood, plus a blank “sketch variant” cover. It launches in May — talk to your favorite 
comic shop to reserve your copies today!


PRAISE FOR TROY LITTLE’S ADAPTATION OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON’S FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS:
[Little’s] talents make him perfectly comfortable with the elastic expressions required to recreate the exploits of Thompson and his companion, Dr. Gonzo, as they slingshot between mania, paranoia, rage, and 
despair… the graphic-novel aspect adds layers to Thompson’s prose.” — Quill & Quire
Sheer expressiveness… captur[es] the sense of immediacy and paranoia that saturated the original’s long, bad trip… it’s a vivid insight 
into one of the most fascinatingly creative and unwaveringly troubled 
writers of his generation.” — Publishers Weekly
Raoul Duke and his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, come screaming into Las Vegas, searching for the American dream, destined to find only its 
charred remains… [Troy] Little fits the sensibility of the original 
comfortably into comics form.” — Booklist

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