On sale date: July 4, 2015
Our latest collection of influential EC comics features "Ghastly" Graham Ingels's horror art.
Even in an era of explicit horror films, "Ghastly" Graham Ingels still delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions of the stomach-churning fates of the evil men (and women) in these stories—leavened only by a sly wink to the reader and a generous dose of dreadful puns. Ingels's brushwork oozes ominously across every panel, perfectly setting the mood for the shudder-inducing fates of such corrupt characters as the sadistic asylum director, the political candidate who murders his opponent, the ventriloquist with the homicidal "dummy," the millionaire who persecutes an aged junkman, and the medieval duke who runs over a young boy with his carriage then taxes the peasants to pay for cleaning up his victim's blood. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Grave Business And Other Stories superbly showcases these classic comic book masterpieces and enhances the reader's experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail from EC experts.Grave Business And Other Stories is part of the The EC Artists' Library series.
"Graham Ingels was the master of the macabre, a genius at delivering the tremendously terrible in horrific and glowing detail. His handful of comics, nearly entirely horror stories and nearly every one delivered at E.C. Comics, were genuinely gory and delightfully dreadful.... For anyone who loves classic American comic art, this comic is a must-read." — Jason Sacks - Comics Bulletin
- Black and white
- 7.4" × 10.3"