On Friday, October 25, 2019, at 6:30 PM, the American Cinematheque will herald the Halloween season publication of the graphic novel, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn, with a book signing at its historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood by writer/creator Steven Peros and illustrator Barry Orkin. Following the signing, Peros will introduce a double feature of classic films that have tie-ins to the book’s sci-fi/horror storyline at 7:30 PM.
Conceived as book one of a trilogy, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn imagines a 20-something H.G. Wells and a 40-something Bram Stoker meeting and having an unexpected 48-hour adventure that leads to the creative inspiration for both writer’s first great success – The Time Machine and Dracula. As part of the celebration, the American Cinematheque will screen 1958’s Horror of Dracula from Hammer Films, starring Christopher Lee in his first outing as the Count, on a double bill with George Pal’s The Time Machine (1960), starring Rod Taylor.
“I can think of no better venue – historic or otherwise – to launch my debut graphic novel, and am so grateful to my friends at the American Cinematheque for offering their theater and for facilitating the double feature I requested, which brings both classic novels to vivid Technicolor life on the big screen, as they were meant to be experienced,” said Peros.
Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn is currently available for preorder and hits shelves on October 15. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, CA.