This is something I’ve been working on for some time, a project so perfect for me and my wont of diving in where madness dwells. I could not ask for a cooler project or a better team than this. The Bedlam Stories site is now live! It is my privilege and pleasure to be illustrating the intense novel Bedlam Stories – The Battle for Oz and Wonderland Begins, written by the amazing Christine Converse. Publication date: Paperback OCTOBER 1st (Available for Pre-Order) eBook NOVEMBER 15th (Available for Pre-Order) Audio COMING SOON Pre-order the book now!
“Why doth the little insane child Improve her shining blade, To spill the blood of those that smiled Then left her so betrayed. How very cross she has become, The madness can’t be stopped, Although salvation waits for some, The rest must all be chopped.” – Alice in Wonderland
“Nellie sat bolt upright in bed gasping for breath. She looked around at the walls, the miniscule window, the cot, the heavy door…she was ineffably relieved to find herself in her room in the insane asylum.”
Bedlam Stories Set in the 1920s, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly fakes insanity to gain admission into the infamous Bedlam Asylum. While researching her expose, Nellie meets a young patient, Dorothy, who has delusions of a fantasy land she calls “Oz”. Digging deeper into the dark history of the asylum, Nellie uncovers evidence of human experimentations on another inmate, a young girl named Alice, who’s “Wonderland” mirrors Dorothy’s imaginary world. Nellie is determined not to let Dorothy share Alice’s fate as a human guinea pig. But the horrific experiments open a portal to these other worlds. When the dark and twisted inhabitants of Oz and Wonderland clash for control, Nellie realizes that they aren’t delusions at all – they are terrifyingly real.
Bedlam Stories is a franchise created by Pearry Teo. Centered around characters from Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz, Bedlam Stories is a horror reimagining of the beloved characters we grew up with. Dorothy and Alice are now inmates in Bedlam Asylum, as their imaginative worlds become destroyed as they are subjected to cruel treatments and experimentations by Doctor Braun as he seeks to tap into the powers of the young girls. The story is centered around Nellie Bly, who is an actual reporter who lived in the 1920s. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne’s character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. In addition to her writing, she was also an industrialist and charity worker. “There is something dark about Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz worlds. Ever since I was a young kid, I was tethering on the edge of pure wonder and terror” Pearry Teo is quoted. “While I enjoyed each franchise immensely, there was something within me that felt something darker lurked within both these worlds and the minds of their creators. Bedlam Stories, in effect, is about me sharing these fears” Writing a script with Nicole Jones that turned into a book, Bedlam Stories is gaining exposure from the ferocious marketing of it’s fans. Now with an app development deal for the iOS and Android market, the franchise is growing and sharing it’s dark and horrific vision with the world.