Comic artist Andreas Hartung explores the slow-paced and agonising nature of doom in his horror comic picture show “The Colour out of Space”. It is not a film, it is not a comic, it is not a soundtrack. It is everything. “The Colour out of Space” is a story by American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. He once called this story his best, and it is indeed a perfidious work of creeping horror. It embodies the suffocating feeling of being trapped, thus creating a lethargy which leads to inevitable downfall.
Berlin-based comic artist and illustrator Andreas Hartung and “The Dunwich Orchestra” restage this horror parable as a gloomy episodic picture show with atmospheric soundtrack. The spectator is drawn into a wordless, hypnotic, slow-paced stream of horror.
The adaptation takes the atmosphere and the horror of Lovecraft’s stories very seriously and celebrates them – even their deeply grotesque elements.
The story is adapted in five parts, which are between three and twelve minutes in length. Each chapter will be published online.
The first chapter was released on 1st of November 2015.