What were we doing out here…? What was the meaning of this trip? Did I actually have a big red convertible out there on the street? Was I just roaming around these Mint Hotel escalators in a drug frenzy of some kind, or had I really come out here to Las Vegas to work on a story?” — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson was possibly best known for his insane brand of hard drinking, heavy drugs, out-there journalism. In his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thompson searches for the American Dream while pulling off many adventures that should have killed him in the process.
Artist Troy Little has set out to adapt Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a Graphic Novel. This also happens to be the first fruits of the new partnership of Top Shelf and IDW’s new relationship.
I’m so pleased that one of the first collaborative projects to come out of the Top Shelf / IDW relationship will be Troy Little’s inspired take on a true classic of American literature,” said Top Shelf Editor-In-Chief Chris Staros. “One of the most unforgettable writers turned loose in one of my favorite cities! We can’t wait to show you what Troy’s done with it.
“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
Here’s a little taste of the artwork:
The graphic novel adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes to stores October 2015.