Poe’s “The Raven” Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Weeks before his death in January 1883, Gustave Doré completed a set of illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” They were prepared for publication as a Christmas book gift available by October of that year. A copy of the book cost $10 at the time, which is equivalent to $244 today. It sold well and received critical praise. Following are some select images from the edition from the Graphic Arts Collection of the Fireside Library at Princeton University (see full post at https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2018/03/29/gustave-dores-raven/).

DYK? Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight

Did you know that “Demon Knight” was a script that had been circulating in Hollywood for a number of years? Although it wasn’t adapted from E.C. Comics and lacked the standard morality play, the producers decided it had the right mixture of horror and humor to be produced as a Tales from the Crypt (1989) spin-off movie.

Read more behind-the-scenes facts about this movie at IMDB Trivia—Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight.