“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be his world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.” –Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
James Higgenbotham embarks on a dangerous expedition, hoping to complete his great-grandfather’s work and restore honor to his disgraced family. But as the ambitious young scientist descends into obsession, he learns all too well the bitter lessons from his ancestor’s failure.
Written by Forrest Helvie, with art by Blake Wilkie. This story is available exclusively for digital download on DriveThruComics.com and in Red Stylo’s online store. The file also contains a BONUS PAGE from the Unfashioned Creatures short SMOOSHENSTEIN!
Forrest Helvie lives in Bristol, CT with his wife and two sons. He is an assistant professor of developmental English at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut, and received his Ph.D. in English Literature & Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the end of 2013. His professional interests are broad-ranging, from Arthurian literature and 19th-century American literature, to pedagogy and comics studies. He has also presented at numerous conferences and contributed to a number of different publications related to these fields of study. Most recently, Forrest won the prestigious 2012 Lent Award in Comics Studies from the National Popular Culture Association.
(from his website) Blake Wilkie has been working as a professional artist in comics and gaming illustration for over 20 years, and he has worked under notable companies such as; Upper Deck (on a Disney license game), Image Comics, Arcana Studios, Zenoscope Entertainment, West End Games, Pinnacle Games, Dungeons & Dragons Licensed Games, Pathfinder Licensed Games, plus many small press/ indy publishers in both fields.
UNFASHIONED CREATURES is a collection of over twenty monstrous, moving and mirthful tributes to Mary Shelley’s legendary tale, Frankenstein. This body of comic shorts, short-series and original art, is sure to inspire equal parts terror and lols.