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May 27, 2015

Hunter S. Thompson's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' becomes a graphic novel

Legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s celebrated work "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" will become a graphic novel produced by Top Shelf Productions. The book of the same name was adapted by artist Troy Little. 

"I'm so pleased that one of the first collaborative projects to come out of the Top Shelf / IDW relationship will be Troy Little's inspired take on a true classic of American literature," said Top Shelf Editor-In-Chief Chris Staros. "One of the most unforgettable writers turned loose in one of my favorite cities! We can't wait to show you what Troy's done with it."

The best seller, Fear and Loathing, subtitled “A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream,” follows Thompson analogue Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances. The novel was also adapted into a movie by Johnny Depp. 

Troy Little’s faithful adaptation, scheduled for October 2015, will capture the full gonzo experience in a glorious full color graphic novel. Little is previously known for the Xeric-award-winning graphic novel Chiaroscuro and for his Eisner-nominated series "Angora Napkin," both from IDW Publishing. Now, his irrepressibly energetic cartooning brings a new level of manic energy to Thompson’s rocket-fueled narrative.

The graphic novel is set to be released this fall.  

Title: Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas(The Graphic Novel)
Author/Artist: Troy Little

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing

Distributor: Diamond Book Distributors

Release Date: October 2015

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