“A thousand times rather would I have confessed to render her happy life, now all was to be obliterated…and I the cause!”- –Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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The “Big Man” is the local ‘boogey-man’ for the kids at play on a small vacation island off the coast of Maine. But it only takes one careless moment for a magical summer to becomes a lifetime’s regret…and the local monster is an all-too-convenient scapegoat.

Writer C. M. Beckett and artist Gary Fitzgerald explore the coming-of-age aspects of Mary Shelley’s great novel in “Big Man,” a story of child-like desires and adult consequences. The digital download includes extras you can ONLY get online, including a BONUSpage from “Smooshenstein,” a mini-series by Damien Lucchese, art by Maritsa Patrinos, featured as part of extras in this digital download.

Hailing from Maine, C. M. Beckett has conjured up fictions for as long as he can remember, but has only recently begun sharing them. With friend and creative partner, Dan Fleming, Beckett self-published four issues of the black & white, comics/prose anthology, Warrior27, recently collected in a 254-page edition that includes new and never-before-published pieces. Beckett has also written for the Pulse, contributed to the flash fiction sites 50 Years From Now and Elephant Words, had short stories published by Ape Entertainment, Dark Recesses Press, and Top Shelf Comics, and recently completed a year-long examination of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen. He does most of his writing in the dark, once everyone else is asleep. You can see more of his work at www.warrior27.com and www.readingwatchmen.com.

Gary Fitzgerald is (among other things) a writer and illustrator. Gary’s most recent published work was drawing Red Plains (written by Caryn A Tate), which was initially released through Topshelf 2.0 before going to to be available through Graphicly, iTunes and other sources. The Red Plains Holiday issue – Christmas is Here – was singled out for praise from Tom Spurgeon at comicsreporter.com. Gary is currently writing and drawing a ‘fairy story’ set in Edinburgh.  More can be seen at http://cheekyfish.blogspot.com

UNFASHIONED CREATURES is a collection of over twenty monstrous, moving and mirthful tributes to Mary Shelley and her legendary tale, Frankenstein.  A host of creators have sewn together comic shorts and original artwork sure to inspire equal parts fright and fancy.  The digital edition includes bonus stories and available only online. Download this and other stories in Red Stylo’s online store!

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