Well, i've been sitting on this news for a while, awaiting the resolution of certain legal aspects, but with that taken care of i feel at liberty to 'announce' that the Estate of Jean Ray has accorded me the exclusive right to adapt that Belgian master of the grotesque's seminal novella 'Malpertuis' for the comics medium. Hence my re-posting below of the old 'rules of disengagement.' I am, by all appearances so far, three-thirds of the way in, with lots of revision and adjustment, i suspect, still to come. Hope to update here regularly with premature burials and cutting-room floor massacres & vague phone pictures of cluttered desk. There is a comic-book in there somewhere & i hope to unearth it, even if it takes a lot of stripping-away of what looks like essential parts. A comic-strip, indeed.