The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
By I.N.J. Culbard
Paperback, 120 pp, $13.99
Providence, Rhode Island, 1928. A dangerous inmate disappears from a private hospital for the insane, his method of escape baffling the authorities. Only the patient’s final visitor, family physician Dr. Marinus Bicknell Willett—himself a piece of the puzzle—holds the key to unlocking The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. A macabre mixture of historical investigation, grave-robbing, and bone-chilling revelation, this newly reissued adaptation (in a smaller format, with a foreword by Jeff Lemire and a new cover) artfully lays bare one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most horrifying creations.
I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist and writer.
Early collaborations with writer Ian Edginton on adaptations for SelfMadeHero (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and The Valley of Fear) led on to their subsequent series Brass Sun for 2000 AD. He has also worked with Dan Abnett on original series including The New Deadwardians (Vertigo), Dark Ages (Dark Horse Comics), Wild’s End (Boom Studios) and Brink (2000 AD). Other recent projects include Everything, written by Christopher Cantwell (Berger Books) and You Look Like Death, written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon (Dark Horse).
Culbard has produced a number of his own adaptations for SelfMadeHero, including the H.P. Lovecraft stories At the Mountains of Madness, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Shadow Out of Time and Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow. Other work includes Deadbeats (with Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer) and Culbard’s first solo original graphic novel, Celeste.
"An eerie colour palette allows the story and the reader's imagination to run rampant."— Sci-Fi Now
”Masterfully executed... this is really the best way to enjoy Lovecraft.”— Boing Boing
”British Fantasy Award–winning artist Culbard brings his skill as an adapter to Lovecraft's chilling tale of horror and mistaken identity in this fine graphic version.”— Publishers Weekly