Beehive Books have been working their way through a massively funded Kickstarter for Illustrated Classics of literature by Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu, and Bill Sienkiewicz, all comic artists who are bringing their best work to to finely illustrated volumes.
Paul Pope’s illustrated version of The Willows was the first to be funded, followed by Yuko Shimizu’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde. Recently, they announced that their final major stretch goal had been unlocked, and Sienkiewicz’s version of The Island of Doctor Moreau would be published, too.
At the time of writing, this campaign has raised over 135,000 dollars, an amazing sum. The campaign continues to run until Friday, June 16th, so time’s running out to get on board with this lavish project.
Yuko Shimizu has released a slide-show video showing her art in process on a large piece for The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde.
You can watch that lovely video below: