Louis J. Pecsi



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I Dare Say This Will Become a Classic November 13, 2013
By Mark Twain
I did not read much when I was a child so being a bookworm was out of the question. I did, however, read works by Poe and they yet linger in my heart and mind to this day when I have become an author, one of my books nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by Random House. Does that make me more qualified than others to declare that this new book is so powerful and well done that it will become a classic? Well, perhaps it doesn't. But I do find The Awakened Poe an extraordinary work of Art that will surely find an excited audience. Here's the real kicker: Long after you turn the last page the book stays with you, haunting your very soul with its detailed images and prose as if Poe himself grabs you from the grave. I highly recommend that teachers get students to read this to introduce them to Poe and that will perhaps inspire them to read other great writers!

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Invoke the Spirit of Poe. November 10, 2013
By Donald C. Weiss, Jr.
Louis Pecsi follows up his first graphic novel, NOSFERATU: THE UNTOLD ORIGIN, with an ambitiously creative endeavor. Five fear-filled tales of Edgar Allan Poe are revived in this dark and decadent compilation: "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Black Cat", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "Alone" are the recipients of the graphic novel treatment, leaving an unforgettable impression.

The rich themes and characters are probed with distinctive style and panache. Despair, inner turmoil, and guilt are unleashed in page after page of macabre delight. Poe provides a broad canvas for an artist to work with, and Pecsi embraces the material unreservedly, an appropriate parallel to the famed author's use of first-person descriptive narrative from an often mentally unstable protagonist.

Included within are some enjoyable special features: an introduction by Roger Corman, producer/director of the cult-classic Poe film adaptations in the 1960s starring the late Classic Horror king, Vincent Price; and an epilogue by Pecsi himself. The ideas behind the book's genesis are a delight, and the anecdote of Pecsi's inspiration is equally as vivid and chilling as the stories he has adapted here.

A successful connection between 19th century literature and 21st century artistic technique, THE AWAKENED POE is an exciting new take for the legions of both Poe followers and graphic novel enthusiasts.

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Poe Lives On November 14, 2013
By Kristine L. Knowlton
Louis J. Pecsi hits the nail on the head with his newest graphic novel, "The Awakened Poe". Words have always described the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Louis J. Pecsi has certainly bought them to life in "The Awakened Poe". The creative artistry behind each story made it hard to put down.

The book contains the great classics of "The Raven", "The Tell Tale Heart", "The Black Cat", "The Pit and The Pendulum" and "Alone". The artwork really makes the stories come to life. Being a Poe fan, I can say that I really felt like I was part of each and every one of the stories within the detailed artwork.

All the dimensions of depth have included and followed Poe's creative, dark, dantesc, and scary, perturbed and mysterious ways. You will also not want to miss an incredible opening written by American film producer, director and actor, Roger Corman.

"The Awakened Poe" is a must buy for any Poe fan. This makes a great edition to any Poe collection.

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Poe Awakens for a new generation November 14, 2013
By mary beth kosich
The Awakened Poe truely awakens in the reader the incredibly complex and brilliant mind of Edgar Allen Poe. Louis Pecsi seems to have inhabited Poe's very own mind by illuminating each page with images that so compeltely conjure the intentions of Poe's fiendishly ingenious realm that we are taken on a journey both harrowing and beautiful. For children and and aduls who would like to ride the carousel of Poe's imagination in vivid color.


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