Of Scenes and Stories
A collection of short stories and selected scenes from
the diverse and insightful Gary Reed. Illustrated by some of today's top
artists, Reed deftly moves from horror to mythology to history and never loses
his firm grasp on the human drama evident in his stories. His provoking
narratives are splendidly illustrated by an all-star collection of artists
including Jim Calafiore, Laurence Campbell, Guy Davis, Michael Gaydos, Michael
Lark, Vince Locke, David Mack, Mike Perkins, R.G. Taylor, Patrick Zircher, and
others. However, you won't find superhero tales here as Reed blends discerning
sophistication that captures mood and emotion instead of action and adventure.
Yet each tale is distinct and Reed handles the scenes from the twice Harvey
Award nominated and cutting edge BAKER STREET as easily as he deals with a
writer searching for a reason not to succeed in QUOTE THE RAVEN . He mixes straightforward historical work such as NO-MAN'S LAND and CORTEZ with drama
sweeping through the past in MURDER OF THE MAD MONK and FOR A POET DYING YOUNG.
Selected scenes of RENFIELD, SAINT GERMAINE, and RED DIARIES prove the critical
acclaim of these titles is definitely warranted. For each of the selections,
Reed provides a short preface that discusses the story and delves into the
genesis of the idea, working with the artists, and other aspects in creating
these scenes and stories. This is a true anthology in both quality and scope.
Art by: Galen Showman, Andy Bennett, Vince Locke, Guy Davis
Print: Black and White