Dark Horse is to publish Neil Gaiman's Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire, an adaptation by Shane Oakley of his short story Fragile Things, Forbidden Brides into a hardcover graphic novel.
This haunting example of satirical gothic literature tells the story of a writer struggling to compose nonfiction on a dark, stormy night. Wishing to create serious stories about frail women in white nightgowns, mysterious bumps in the night, and the undead rising to collect old debts, the author is unsuccessful because of his tendency to insert comedy into his dark tales. Talking ravens, family disagreements, and interruptions from his creepy butler further hinder his literary efforts.
It's about what fantasy is, and why we write it, and what it would mean to write fantasy if you lived in a Gothic universe. Some of it prefigured things I'd do in Sandman four years later."
Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire goes on sale January 25, 2017.