For fans of Joe R. Lansdale, it's hard to think of a more delicious treat than a well-produced collection of 10 comic adaptations of his short stories. From the striking mixed-media color cover by Dave Dorman, to the biography and bibliography at the end, Atomic Chili: The Illustrated Joe R. Lansdale is a lovingly executed homage to the storyteller from East Texas. Included are top-notch versions, in a variety of artistic styles, of "By Bizarre Hands," "Night They Missed the Horror Show," "Dead in the West," "Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back," and "Steel Valentine." The New York Times places Lansdale in the tradition of "country-noir" pioneered by writers such as James M. Cain, Erskine Caldwell, and Jim Thompson: "They share a total trust in the straightforward power of a man's voice speaking when that man has a witch's brew of a tale to tell. No tricks, no stylish ennui, no somnambulant remoteness or pointless savagery are required, but a rare sort of gift is, and Joe Lansdale has his in bushel baskets."
ISBN 13: 9781885418067
Publication Date: November 01, 1997
Publisher: Mojo Press
Authors: Joe R. Lansdale, Timothy Truman, Dan Lowry, Rick Klaw, Tom Foxmarnick, John Lucas, Ted Naifeh, Neal Barrett Jr., John Garcia, Jerry Prosser, Dean Rohrer, Marc Erickson, Jack Jackson, Phil Hester, William Traxtle