Dan Whitehead and David Hitchcock’s Frankenstein comic heads for new heights 

Frankenstein, Texas Cover

Independent gothic western graphic novel Frankenstein, Texas has reached its Kickstarter goal in just five days, and is now raising funds towards additional content, including an all-star gallery of bonus pin-ups from established comic stars.

Created by writer Dan Whitehead and Eagle Award winning artist David Hitchcock, Frankenstein, Texas suggests that the ending to Mary Shelley’s classic novel was a lie, and that rather than being lost in the Arctic ice, Victor Frankenstein and his creation instead made their way west, to America, in order to seek a new life and possibly redemption.

Their odyssey takes them from the dive bars of New York’s 19th century waterfront to a remote Texas frontier town, where a valuable secret leads to a reckoning for the man, the monster and the community that takes them in.

Frankenstein, Texas Art

Frankenstein, Texas Art

A 48-page graphic novel presented in atmospheric black and white that highlights Hitchcock’s award-winning detailed art, Frankenstein, Texas will be launched in early 2018. The book’s Kickstarter campaign runs until 18th October 2017, and is now aiming for stretch goal rewards including a bonus gallery of pin-ups from confirmed artists such as Steve Pugh (Animal Man), John McCrea (Hitman), PJ Holden (Judge Dredd) and Jerry Paris (Transformers).

Frankenstein, Texas is written by Dan Whitehead. Among his previous titles are two official Star Wars books, comic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher, Jason and the Argonauts and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and the children’s historical science fiction novel Atlanta meets the Cotton Slaves.

He has also written scripts for video games and television, and most recently published the retro gaming supernatural comic book Hex Loader and post-apocalyptic thriller Midwinter.

Frankenstein, Texas Art
Art in progress on Frankenstein, Texas

The artist on Frankenstein, Texas is 2006 Eagle Award winner David Hitchcock. His past work includes The Visible Man with Pat Mills for 2000AD, the award-winning Madam Samurai, Springheeled Jack, Whitechapel Freak and a graphic novel adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story The Signal Man.

The Kickstarter campaign can be found here

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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