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I.N.J. Culbard to adapt 'The King in Yellow' for SelfMadeHero - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

I.N.J. Culbard to adapt 'The King in Yellow' for SelfMadeHero - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources | Comicbooks, Animation and 3D: Their Sources and what they Inspire | Scoop.it
Celeste cartoonist I.N.J. Culbard is adapting The King in Yellow, the 1895 short-story collection by Robert W. Chambers that received renewed attention this year because of the HBO crime drama True Detective. Culbard revealed the cover for the 144-page graphic [...]
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It seems kind of fitting (to me, at least) that a comic-book adaptation of "The King in Yellow" is coming after True Detective has brought more attention to it. That True Detective may in turn have been inspired by comic-books is all the more appropriate given the show's discussion on the circular and repetitive nature of time.  That or creepy.

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The Project Gutenberg eBook of The King in Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers.

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Here's that influential work itself, courtesy of Project Gutenberg.

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Expert Guide To True Detective And Weird Comic Book Fiction

Expert Guide To True Detective And Weird Comic Book Fiction | Comicbooks, Animation and 3D: Their Sources and what they Inspire | Scoop.it
ComicsAlliance decodes the connections between HBO's True Detective and great works of weird comic book fiction by Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and more.
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Here's the first article that really got me thinking about True Detective and comics. It's a great rundown of where various elements could have come from, though it's spoiler-heavy, not just for True Detective, but for The Invisibles and From Hell as well. 

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Influences | Nic Pizzolatto, novelist

I take different masters for different kinds of work, really. I think William Trevor and Alice Munro are the two best short story writers in the world. As far as favorite, unique voices, I love Tom McGuane, Denis Johnson, Jim Harrison and Cormac McCarthy.
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HBO's True Detective - Main Title Sequence

Antibody created the main title sequence for HBO's critically acclaimed drama series True Detective. Working through our LA-based production partners, Elastic, and…
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I haven't had the chance to see HBO's True Detective yet, but the opening show's main title sequence is something I wanted to share as a precursor to the fascinating discussion I've seen around the show, especially in regards to the various influences on it's writer-creator-showrunner, Nic Pizzolatto.

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America as Afterimage in True Detective - Sensitive Skin Magazine

America as Afterimage in True Detective - Sensitive Skin Magazine | Comicbooks, Animation and 3D: Their Sources and what they Inspire | Scoop.it
The moral righteousness of the Western genre with its clear definitions of good vs. evil looks quaint from where we find ourselves in 2014. If heroes are symbols of evolving cultural values, the fact that our pantheon is a line up of likeable “terrorists,” criminals and sleeper agents indicates a national identity in crisis. In... Read more »
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After having finally watched all of True Detective, this is one of the most fascinating looks at what it could -possibly- mean. 

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The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate ​True Detective

The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate ​True Detective | Comicbooks, Animation and 3D: Their Sources and what they Inspire | Scoop.it
Two episodes into the series, True Detective dropped a reference to one of the strangest, most compelling tales in the canon of weird fiction: Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow, a collection of short stories published in 1895. Knowing this book is key to understanding the dark mystery at the heart of this series.
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Focusing solely on the influence that Robert W. Chambers work; The King in Yellow has had on True Detective, I found this particular article a fascinating if spoiler filled read.

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IT’S ABOUT THE NATURE OF TRUTH, IT ONLY HAPPENS TO BE ABOUT DETECTIVES

IT’S ABOUT THE NATURE OF TRUTH, IT ONLY HAPPENS TO BE ABOUT DETECTIVES | Comicbooks, Animation and 3D: Their Sources and what they Inspire | Scoop.it
In the couple of weeks between my thinking I should write about HBO’s new series True Detective and me getting around to writing this, the show’s become a bona fide phenomenon. Eleven million peopl...
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This is great for me, as it goes into more depth about the show itself, though it also expands upon how the work of Alan Moore has inspired it.

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Writer Nic Pizzolatto on Thomas Ligotti and the Weird Secrets of 'True Detective' - Speakeasy - WSJ

Writer Nic Pizzolatto on Thomas Ligotti and the Weird Secrets of 'True Detective' - Speakeasy - WSJ | Comicbooks, Animation and 3D: Their Sources and what they Inspire | Scoop.it
"True Detective" executive producer and writer Nic Pizzolatto comments to Speakeasy about some of the more ominous literary and philosophical influences on the show and shares some of his favorite horror writers.
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The first of two short articles on Nic Pizzolatto's inspirations in regards to True Detective.

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