Discover An Eerie Trans-Atlantic Tale In Frankenstein, Texas

by Hannah Means Shannon

A gorgeously illustrated “gothic western” graphic novel, Frankenstein, Texas has been funding on Kickstarter, and it reached its goal in only 5 days. Now it’s charging toward stretch goals, including pin-ups by comic artists.

Created by writer Dan Whitehead and Eagle Award winning artist David Hitchcock, Frankenstein, Texas builds on the premise that Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein actually ended differently, and that rather than being lost in the Arctic ice, Victor Frankenstein and his creation made their way west, to America. Their goal was “a new life and possibly redemption”. The graphic novel explores dive bars in 19th century New York to the Texas frontier.

The 48-page project is presented in black and white that highlights Hitchcock’s highly accomplished and detailed art.

The book’s Kickstarter campaign runs until the 18th of October 2017, and stretch goal rewards include a bonus gallery of pin-ups from Steve Pugh (Animal Man), John McCrea (Hitman), PJ Holden (Judge Dredd) and Jerry Paris (Transformers).

Dan Whitehead’s previous titles include two official Star Wars books, comic adaptations of 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.

David Hitchcock’s 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.

Find out more about the Frankenstein, Texas, campaign, right here.