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D 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. A bit of a strange book though the drawings of the actors was good

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Hellraisers A Graphic Biography

Phies 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 en. I normally love graphic novels but I found this to be a really bad interpretation of the original book in the sense that it added nothing if not managed to magnify the flaws of the book It glosses over so much of the detail I enjoyed in the book and it also adds in a dumb narrator character in an attempt to turn this into some sort of moral tale Framing the story as a drunken Christmas Carol could have worked had they put care into crafting any sort of emotional both or truth with both the narrator character and with each ghost The problem with the book was how it would gloss over some truly horrific incidents as a cheeky lark ha ha those boys and in the comic is seems ten fold dismissive as it tries to boil everybody down into 12 pages of material Showcasing Oliver Reed for example as a circus ringleader who gets to relive his glory days after his death doesn t exactly make me feel like I m learning how dangerous binge drinking is just the opposite Of course none of these guys were black and white morality tales they all had their hefty share of issues with their ups and downs which is all good and fine for a gossip heavy biography but not so much for a remake of A Christmas Carol I was also just so so on the art sometimes it was great and other times it felt too broad like that narrator who was so characterless it was almost insulting

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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 biogra. This graphic presentation of Hellraisers The Inebriated Life and Times of Richard Burton Peter O Toole Richard Harris Oliver Reed is good fun as the hellraising stars appear as Dickens like ghosts yes O Toole is still alive but whatever to relate their tales of wild debauchery Jake does a good job of drawing each actor from their initial youthful appearances to their older and well remembered imagesBurton takes us through his meeting with Errol Flynn who introduced him to a Hollywood brothel and then on to the Liz Dick years which means pictures of Burton in fur coats and sunglasses Richard Harris shows up as the wild man he really was his hairline receding as the years pass by Oliver Reed is menacing still looking like the Hulk until the end and then the flamboyant O Toole who saunters through life as though he were still playing the nobleman in THE RULING CLASSHaving worked in Hollywood and seen the so called puritansober stars and producers most of whom were whacked out of their minds on drugs and plastic surgery I have always found the take us as we are alcoholic binges of these four British actors to be far refreshingand honestBook Season Winter just live in the pub Marriage by Deception youthful appearances to their older and well remembered imagesBurton takes us through his meeting with Errol Flynn who introduced him to a Hollywood brothel and then on to the Liz Dick A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House years which means pictures of Burton in fur coats and sunglasses Richard Harris shows up as the wild man he really was his hairline receding as the Matthews Choice years pass by Oliver Reed is menacing still looking like the Hulk until the end and then the flamboyant O Toole who saunters through life as though he were still playing the nobleman in THE RULING CLASSHaving worked in Hollywood and seen the so called puritansober stars and producers most of whom were whacked out of their minds on drugs and plastic surgery I have always found the take us as we are alcoholic binges of these four British actors to be far refreshingand honestBook Season Winter just live in the pub


10 thoughts on “Hellraisers A Graphic Biography

  1. says:

    For once the artwork was absolutely perfect for the subject With too many graphic novels I find this a sticking point JAKe's drawings are angular scuzzy thick lined black and white they suit the drunken and sometimes chaotic lives of the characters they give a sense of very strong personalities personalities from the past who sta

  2. says:

    This graphic presentation of Hellraisers The Inebriated Life and Times of Richard Burton Peter O'Toole Richard Harris Oliver Reed is good fun as the hellraising stars appear as Dickens like ghosts yes O'Toole is still alive but whatever to relate their tales of wild debauchery Jake does a good job of drawing each actor from their initial youthful appearances to their older and well remembered imagesBurton takes us through his meeting with

  3. says:

    It was OK Entertaining that's about it but otherwisetrying to find a point to all of the stories

  4. says:

    A collection of great drinking stories But like all drinking stories the fun starts to dry up once the liver go

  5. says:

    I normally love graphic novels but I found this to be a really bad interpretation of the original book in the sense that it

  6. says:

    35 rounded up for presenting four peoples life stories in an entertaining fashion If I knew what I was in for I'd have skipped it but I don't regret reading it the time taken was my problem The art is rough but it fits the themes moods characters and storiesThis took me many sessions to read so I recommend preparing to read in four sitting

  7. says:

    Setting up Burton O'Toole Harris and Reed as some sort of ghosts of inebriations past is an interesting conceit to tell the most salacious bits of their individual biographies The art is well done I like the strong lines

  8. says:

    The graphic part is OUTSTANDING Worth the price alone The framing story angle makes no sense So it's kind of a draw Should've just told the stories straightThe art is GREAT though to reiterate The Oliver Reed visuals are e

  9. says:

    A bit of a strange book though the drawings of the actors was good

  10. says:

    Gossip makes the world go around and confirmed true gossip is the best kind especially when it involves high profile celebrities The four Irish actors presented here were stage and screen actors extraordinary Well let’s say all but Oliver Reed who never seemed close to breaking through to stardom the way O

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