November 20, 2008

The Art of Frankenstein : M.S.Corley

Struck to life by a lightning bolt through the heart, sporting a tattooed symbol of his genesis, this forlorn Frankenstein Monster is one of an excellent and promising set of Horrors of Literature portraits undertaken by young American illustrator M.S.Corley.

The artist is putting together a wonderful collection of characters that not only includes classic figures like Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll and H.P.Lovecraft’s creations, but also illustrates the more obscure and rarely seen dramatis personae, like Guy de Maupassant’s Horla, Algernon Blackwood’s Wendigo, Allain and Souvestre’s Fantomas, and Alcasan’s Head from C.S.Lewis’ That Hideous Strength.

Given there’s an inexhaustible supply of fictional frights, one hopes there’s lots more to come from Mr. Corley.

M.S.Corley’s blog.

Via Under Vhoorl’s Shadow.

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