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Hellraisers Paperback – January 29, 2013
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About the Author
Robert Sellers is the author of several celebrity biographies, including the original hardcover Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed, as well as books on Sting, Tom Cruise, and the film industry. He lives in St. Albans, England. JAKe is an artist whose work has appeared in Esquire and Time Out; he also worked for LucasFilm on Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He lives in London, England.
Top Customer Reviews
One by one, the four actors walk Martin through most of the anecdotes we were given in Seller's first Hellraisers book, and the artwork by Jake is fantastic. My favorite of the stories was that of Oliver Reed, as the artwork flows humorously without too much cluttered dialogue. After all, the stories in Sellers books are quite visual, so it makes sense that we see them drawn literally.
My only gripe with the book is that it does not capture every anecdote that the biography does; obviously it would be difficult to work every one into the narrative, so I don't deduct any stars for this, but I found myself craving more after burning through the Graphic Bio in one short sitting. For fans of the Hellraisers books, however, this is a must have.
Now, if only this could somehow be adapted for the screen. A film would be marvelous, but I'd settle for an animated short, TV show, or hell, even a motion comic...
Also appreciate the artwork which captures all four of these remarkable people and draws out their flaws and accomplishments admirably.