Monday, May 28, 2007

The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo

Check out this 19 page preview of the new graphic novel The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo..
Edgar Allan Poe just lost everything. His dead wife is haunting him in his dreams, his latest book has bombed, and the imagination that fueled his stories has become a curse. His prayer to never dream again is answered one evening as he falls asleep in an outhouse. His discarded creativity takes the form of his dream child, Edgar Allan Poo, who must now undergo a strange odyssey through the poet's troubled mind.

Poe's Humpty Dumpty

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Fall of the House of Usher / Pit and the Pendulum Soundtracks

Scorebaby Annex is offering...
A bootleg compilation of Les Baxter's soundtracks for Roger Corman's filmic adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher and Pit and the Pendulum

Mysterious Poe Portrait on Antiques Roadshow

Mysterious Poe Portrait on Antiques Roadshow

The Purloined Portrait
On the trail of a missing Poe daguerreotype

...excerpt...Roadshow Surprise
In her interview with appraiser C. Wesley Cowan, which first aired on Antiques Roadshow in February, Guest said she was browsing a little "antique/junk shop" in Walnut, Iowa, when a daguerreotype caught her eye amid a jumble of other bits and pieces. As an aficionado of the form — and suspecting the man it depicted might be Poe — Guest says she eagerly paid $96 for the photograph and took it home. She became very fond of the picture, and over the next year, Guest displayed it proudly on her mantel — even though, she says, Poe "is not the best-looking man."

Cowan confirmed on-air that Guest's picture was indeed a daguerreotype of Poe — an amazing fact, given that only six such photographs of the poet were known to exist, he said. Despite the superficial damage to the image (apparently caused by someone having wiped it with his finger) Cowan estimated its value at between $30,000 and $50,000, conservatively, calling it "an incredibly rare portrait." Guest was overjoyed. "I'm thrilled," she said. "I liked the picture anyway, but now I really like it." Cowan said there was no question that a great many people would be willing to compete for the photograph at auction.

Perhaps befitting a story that involves Edgar Allan Poe, from here matters become more intriguing.


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