Top Shelf Adapting ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’
Posted by Nicole Bunge
Top Shelf has announced a graphic novel adaptation of legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for release in October.
The modern literary classic, produced in partnership with the Hunter S. Thompson estate, will be adapted by Troy Little (Powerpuff Girls, Super Secret Crisis War!), who was nominated for an Eisner in 2013 for Best Lettering for Angora Napkin 2: Harvest of Revenge.
The book’s subtitle: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream sums up the surreal drug-fueled bender which sees Thompson analogue Raoul Duke attempting to cover a motorcycle race in Las Vegas with his attorney Dr. Gonzo in tow. The madcap adventure was immortalized in the 1998 Terry Gilliam directed film starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. (The story was also includes in Art Linson’s 1980 filmWhere the Buffalo Roam starring Bill Murray, which includes several Thompson stories.)The 176-page, 6” x 9” full-color hardcover will have MSRP $24.99.