Have you ever psychologically and emotionally recovered from Guillermo del Toro’s twisted, Oscar-winning, stop-motion-animated adaptation of Pinocchio? Maybe you’re nonetheless attempting to clean Disney’s creepy, lifeless, live-action Pinocchio film out of your thoughts? Excellent news—you might have loads of time to heal earlier than A Collection of Unlucky Occasions creator Lemony Snicket and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola workforce as much as carry one more creepy-ass model of the puppet-boy into the world.
Properly, form of. As a substitute of creating a film, the 2 are partnering on an elaborate new version of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio for Beehive Books. Mignola will do the illustrations, after all, which shall be as gorgeously upsetting as you’d suppose—
—ahem—whereas Snicket will annotate the e book. Nevertheless, these received’t be regular annotations, they usually received’t even be on the web page; as an alternative, they’ll be “introduced as detachable typewritten sheets, full with all of the tell-tale revisions and ink-stains of an incipient authorial insanity,” in line with a press launch. For instance…
To be truthful, the unique Adventures of Pinocchio is completely creepy in its personal proper, so different creepy interpretations of the story are merely attempting to do it justice. And Beehive’s high-end, Illuminated Version model of the novel is definitely honoring its supply materials with an “oversize 9×12-inch hardcover, cloth-bound in sewn signatures, and housed in an elaborately embossed and debossed die-cut slipcase, silk-screened or foil-stamped with paintings. The inside is printed on creamy, acid-free heavy-weight 140gsm uncoated paper with a wonderful tooth, and contains dozens of full-color illustrations, illuminated letters, and particular design items.”
The e book simply started its Kickstarter campaign at the moment, however don’t fear—it’s already blown previous its $50,000 purpose. So you might have greater than a month to order your copy… and prepare for one more creepy-ass Pinocchio in your life.
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