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The Elevator: 'The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo'

By Rob M. Worley     February 11, 2008

The comics-to-film phenom is running full-tilt with no end in sight!

On the one side are producers, directors and other Hollywood players looking for the next big thing. On the other side are the comic book artists and writers creating the next big thing. In between is...The Comics2Film Elevator.

Five simple questions. Five quick answers. Just enough to start the ball rolling as you ride from ground to roof.

Our first guest in The Elevator is comics writer Dwight L. MacPherson.

MacPherson is here today to introduce his graphic novel 'The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo'.

Elevator (E): Describe 'The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo' in two sentences or less:

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Dwight L. MacPherson (DM): 'The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo' follows the adventures of Edgar Allan Poe's discarded imagination--in the form of Edgar Allan Poo--through the dream world of Terra Somnium: a land of gods and mythical beasts, in a quest to be reunited with his father, Edgar Allan Poe.

E: If you were to compare 'The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo' to a movie or TV show what would it be?

DM: It's like 'Harry Potter' meets 'Lord of the Rings.'

E: Why do you think 'The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo' would translate to film/TV/animation?

DM: Given the success of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and the 'Harry Potter' films, it is obvious an epic adventure in this same vein would be an unprecedented global success. Audiences love good, timeless fantasy adventure tales.

E: How can folks find your comic?

DM: Volume 1 can be ordered from your comics shop using the Diamond Order Code JUN071887

It's also available from booksellers with the 10-digit ISBN 1582408165, or the 13-digit ISBN: 978-1582408163

The first 56 pages of the first graphic novel can be read on

E: How can folks learn more about you and your work?

DM: Interested individuals can find out more about me and my work at these online locations: Myspace, Facebook, Blogger and ComicSpace.

Also, my personal forum at

Last but not least, I can be contacted directly at:

Are you a comics creator with a book to pitch?

Send your answers to the 5 Elevator Questions to and we'll put the spotlight on your book in an upcoming installment of The Elevator


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