Selfmadehero, 9781906838362, 160pp.
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Raise a glass to the story of four of the greatest actors--and boozers--of all time: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed. This inventive graphic work seamlessly weaves their four biographies into one fast-paced adventure of drunken binges, orgies, parties, and fun. The story begins at a London pub one sorry Christmas and is told through the eyes of Martin, a wannabe hellraiser sitting at the end of the bar alone, drinking himself into oblivion. He's joined in turn by Burton, Harris, Reed, and O'Toole, who take Martin on tours of their tumultuous childhoods, rises to stardom, and chaotic personal lives.Hellraisers: "A savage sock in the jaw to polite, reverential biographical graphic novels, these hilariously bleak shock tales make the modern-day antics of Lindsay Lohan look like Dr. Seuss." --Publishers Weekly "In the hands of less talented creators, this book would be a boring mess. But it's the exact opposite." --Boing Boing