The List is the first and only Australian graphic novel to have been optioned for feature film.
That is no small feat considering the hundreds of works released by publishers, traditional, independent and those who are based overseas which have produced works by Australian creators.
Synopsis:In this 200 page critically acclaimed modern psych-horror epic, a young man is visited by an Angel bearing the New Commandments, and an offer: should the man complete each of the Commandments, his family will be granted an eternal place in God’s House.
But has this quest truly been sent from Heaven, or is it simply the imaginings of a madman with a mind from Hell?
The List is a work which respects the intelligence of its audience, challenging the reader to piece together the events and hidden clues as they search for reason amongst the insanity.
Relentlessly brutal, challenging and confronting, The List creates a waking nightmare, employing disturbing themes and psychological implications to as opposed to cheap scare tactics to tap into its reader’s psyche. It leaves an unshakable impression.
Comparisons: Seven, The Crow, A Clockwork Orange, Memento.
Days later I’m still digesting the symbolism of its emotionally-charged ending, dissecting events and reinterpreting their meaning over and over.”
“You won’t find anything else quite like this out there. This is something that you can get so much out of; you’ll be thinking about it and examining it and then find yourself going back again.”
“Bedford controls the story and the reader’s access to it masterfully.”
Gary Chaloner (Will Eisner’s John Law)
“Bedford, Pop and Bonin deliver a masterpiece.”
(NB: Highly recommended for mature readers (15+). The List contains:
Frequent High Level Violence, Frequent Course Language, Disturbing Themes, Drug Use and Nudity.)