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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

By I.N.J. Culbard

Paperback with flaps, 144 pp, $19.95

"I say to you again, do not call up any that you can not put down."

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 adaptation artfully lays bare one of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying creations. 


I.N.J. Culbard


I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist and writer. In 2006, he surpassed thousands of other comic book artists and writers and had his work published in Dark Horse Comics’ New Recruits anthology. He has since appeared in the anthology series Dark Horse Presents, Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD (Brass Sun), and has been published by Vertigo (The New Deadwardians). His graphic novels for SelfMadeHero include The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Valley of Fear, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Deadbeats, The Shadow Out of Time, Celeste, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and At the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011.

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Reviews

"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