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Books > Greek classic “Antigone” in a comic edition June 28, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Books Life.

Silent Devil presents Antigone, a 32-page black and white one-shot by writer David Hopkins and artist Tom Kurzanski. The creative team won accolades for last year’s mini-series Karma Incorporated, published by Viper Comics.

Antigone is based directly off Sophocles’ play of the same title. In the story, Antigone stands against King Creon for the right to bury her dead brother. This new version of the Oedipus trilogy is a Goth fantasy, mixing ancient and modern, a dark, twisted, and distorted perspective, playfully obscure.

“My previous works, Karma Incorporated and Emily Edison, all dealt with the same theme of dysfunctional families,” explains David Hopkins. “Antigone would be the epitome of this subject matter. I’m really interested in the ‘house drama’ as the starting point for all my stories.”

Antigone will feature an epilogue by Aaron Thomas Nelson, an expert on Ancient Greek Literature. The book will be available for pre-order in the August edition of Diamond Previews and will hit store shelves this fall. Please visit www.silentdevil.com and www.antiherocomics.com for more details.

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