Cover page to the venerable graphic novel, Inferno Los Angeles.
Inferno Los Angeles – a Graphic Novel by Ron Bassilian and Jim Wheelock
“Ron Bassilian has taken Dante’s Inferno and reworked and re-imagined the classic epic into an updated, powerfully emotional voyage through the stuff of nightmares, while Jim Wheelock’s artwork, sometimes reminiscent of the 1930s woodcut picture stories of Lynd Ward, conjures up a phantasmagoria of an often hallucinogenic intensity. A remarkable book.”
Bryan Talbot – writer/artist Grandville, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, Luther Arkwright
“I’ve always liked Dante’s Inferno, and I liked this book. They managed a solid take on the original, and made it easy to digest.”
Shannon Wheeler – creator of Too Much Coffee Man
Over 700 years ago, the poet Dante Allighieri found his way to the Underworld from the dark wood outside his native Florence, and the adventure he recorded in The Inferno still haunts us to this day.
Now, in modern times, a new traveler finds his gateway to Hell beneath the urban jungle of the “City of Angels”. Inferno Los Angeles revisits Dante’s journey, weaving new characters and contemporary scenarios with the timelessly familiar scenes Dante described. It is an adventure of pure imagination, fraught with obstacles, monsters, horrific visions and prophecies — all visualized in an epic graphic style. Journey with him, as each step down this human whirlpool brings new dangers and monstrosities, as we delve ever deeper into the torments of our own minds.
INFERNO LOS ANGELES is a 136 page, full color graphic novel published in a deluxe over-sized hardcover edition by NeoClassics Press.