Clive Barker Returns to Comics With Seduth


Presenting in 3-D!

IDW Publishing is partnering with Clive Barker once again for a new comic book series entitled “Seduth.”

The two schemed to present this title with vivid 3-D effects, as Barker is joined by the Eisner-nominated art team of Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos (“Locke & Key”), along with co-writer Chris Monfette and 3-D art expert Ray Zone.

In “Seduth,” Barker tells the tale of celebrated architect Harold Engle, who first glimpses the small cloud of darkness inside a glittering, priceless diamond, without any knowledge of the terrible plague contained within. “Seduth” follows Engle on a surreal journey through murder and madness to the very heart of existence and a terrible, impossible choice-to unravel the very fabric of the world, or to save it?

This is the first time Barker has created a world specifically for the comic book medium in two decades. If you recall, he created a line of titles in the ’90s such as “Saint Sinner” and “Hyperkind.” IDW has previously presented adaptations of Barker’s novels “The Thief of Always” and “The Great and Secret Show.”

“Seduth” comes complete with 3-D glasses, as well as back-up material that includes Barker’s original notes and sketches for the story.

About collaborating with Barker, the project’s co-writer, Monfette says, “Clive came to me, quite literally, with nothing… which is to say that he wanted to create a piece about the essence of nihilism. Foolishly, I had expected a story-manageable, straightforward, perhaps a bit messy-and what I received was a five-dimensional jigsaw, the likes of which could only ever come from the mind of Clive Barker, my friend, whose head and heart, I believe, are one and the same.”

Source: IDW Publishing