If you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, chances are that you already have several editions of his work, both narrative and poetry. But if you are also a fan of comics/illustration books, then you simple have to have this!
|Art by David García Forés|
There has been an apps release for iPad called The iPoe Collection, and it is beyond words. My dear husband bought it for me, and it is incredible.
It features four stories: The oval portrait, The tell-tale heart, Annabel Lee and The Masque of the Red Death. It also has a short biography of Poe and a sketchbook of the art included in the stories. The best part is that every story has its own music, and it changes when you turn the pages. The tell-tale heart even has ambience sounds added, the main one being the beating heart of the father.
Each story also is interactive; when you touch the screen... things happen. I don't want to spoil your surprises, but be sure to touch everything you see, just in case, so you won't miss any of the details.
The illustrator of the stories is Spanish author David García Forés. I did not know about him, but now I will certainly keep an eye open for his future projects.
There is already a Volume II, that I still not have, but most definitely will.