Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818, anonymously. A sign of her times, and just one of many issues that make this cautionary tale so very timeless. I met the director of the Sacramento Public Library system, Rivkah Sass, over a year ago, with an immediate recognition of a kindred spirit. I’ve wanted to make a graphic novel for years, so I’m thrilled to participate in this project. Stay tuned to for event announcements from the Library.
This new interpretation features graphics that tell the story, along with edited content, just to move the story forward. In my head, as I’ve read the 1818 edition over and over, I try to bring my vision of what Mary describes to the story. Click here to see in process sketches.