“Shame is the most visually stunning book I have ever seen…A most unforgettable book.”
– Etienne Paul, Major Spoilers
The Shame trilogy, collected for the first time in hardcover format. This collection also includes the first ten pages of Hope, book in the series, along with John Bolton’s original pencil layouts for the books, an interview with both Lovern and John about the trilogy, and additional background material.
- ISBN: 9781987825046
- DCD: JUL161865
- Writer: Lovern Kindzierski
- Art: John Bolton
- Letterer: Todd Klein
- Editor: Alexander Finbow
- 224 full colour pages
- Suggested for mature readers.
From the imaginations of award winning creators: Lovern Kindzierski, John Bolton and Todd Klein, is born the dark faery tale trilogy Shame.
“The narrative core of all fairytales is unchanging and ever powerful, so tone and treatment make all the difference between tired rehash and something bold, fresh and unforgettable. This tale certainly qualifies…
Moreover, the photo-based hyper-realised expressionism of John Bolton’s lush painting transforms the familiar settings of fantasy standards and set-pieces into something truly bleak and bizarre to match the grim, earthily seedy meta-reality of Kindzierski’s script.
Bracketed with a Foreword by Colleen Doran and Preface from author Kindzierski at the front and creator commentary courtesy of ‘From the Imagination of John Bolton and Lovern Kindzierski’ at the nether end – featuring an in-depth interview adjudicated by publisher Alexander Finbow and supplemented with a stunning treasure trove of pre-production art, designs and sketches – this astoundingly attractive tome also includes a tantalising glimpse of things to come in the shape of an 8-page preview of forthcoming sequel Tales of Hope…
Dark and nasty yet packed with sumptuous seductions of every stripe, the salutary saga of Shame is every adult fantasist’s desire made real and every comic fan’s most fervent anticipation in one irresistible package…”
— Win Wiacek, Now Read This
“I was blown away by the watercolor art style that Bolton utilised in bringing Kindzierski’s world to life. I’m 100% engrossed in this strange adult fairy tale, which is loaded with some of the most captivating and wonderfully macabre imagery that one is likely to ever see in a comic book. Spells, demonic forces and a mother/daughter rivalry for the ages all make Shame a must-own for lovers of dark fantasy. Even if you own the three existing volumes, this hardcover set which is packed with additional material is a must-own.”
— Fox Force Five
“The Shame trilogy is the pinnacle of painted comics storytelling as writer Lovern Kindzierski sets artist John Bolton loose on this fantasy/horror/fairy tale landscape and uses a variety of water color and brush techniques to depict everything from beautiful women and fashionable, sexy outfits to sinister eldritch beings and creepy castles. The comic is a true testament to his captivating imagination, and the ending teases a new character with loads of potential.”
— Graphic Policy
“Shame is a great fantasy story and also features some of the best art you’ll ever see in comics. If you did not catch it in its original three-part format, this collection (that’s also packed with extras, notes from the creators and a preview to the upcoming sequel) is the perfect way to experience it.”
— Turnaround Blog
“Shame is the most visually stunning book I have ever seen.”
— Major Spoilers