Toronto, Ontario Canada (PressExposure) March 01, 2011 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUMP INTO THE PIT WITH POE; THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM INTERACTIVE DIGITAL COMIC BOOK RELEASED ONLINE
It's been a long time coming, but the interactive comic adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum has been released online... and it's free!
Seeking to plumb the depths of EA Poe's thrilling tale of terror, Hand Made Heroes's creative producer Marc Lougee expands upon his award-winning stop motion adaptation of EA Poe's story using modern technology, social media and images from the film to lure readers into the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition.
Utilizing QR codes, hidden website links and social media, Lougee and producer Susan Ma created an 'interactive digital comic experience' allowing continual, free access to the comic on the internet. The interactive comic is filled with mysterious hidden links leading to images, historical information on the Spanish Inquisition and biographies of key players in Poe's classic story of Gothic horror.
Creative Producer Marc Lougee on the convergence of tradition comic book media and today's tech trends. "Current digital media technology, combined with social media, presents a powerful, modern means to tell stories. Most everyone uses handheld devices such as iPhones, iPads and tablets, so in releasing the interactive comic online for free we've giving readers complete access to our adaptation of EA Poe's classic story of condemnation, madness, hope and redemption. Readers of the comic progress at their own pace, search for hidden links to delve deeper into the story, or decipher mysterious QR codes with their handheld devices to view previously unreleased video clips from our award-winning animated film, The Pit and the Pendulum. In converging our animated film and the interactive comic, we've developed a package to foster interest in Edgar Allan Poe's literature through visual means. My aim in part is to help readers gain a more thorough understanding of the political / religious climate of the Spanish Inquisition, it's protagonists, antagonists and historical geography. Historically speaking, to help readers see the period (of the story) thru Poe's eyes."
Later this spring, Lougee will open a contest comprised of mind-bending cryptographs with which players can pit themselves to win several grand prizes, including signed posters, T-shirts and copies of the Pit and the Pendulum animated film on DVD!
Jump into the Pit with Poe! http://poeinthepit.com
About Hand Made Heroes:
Hand Made Heroes Film & Television produces compelling & entertaining animated properties for television, film and online audiences. Marc Lougee & Susan Ma have produced several award-winning films, including THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM animated film (exec produced by Ray Harryhausen), available now on DVD.