Hunt Emerson, the dazzlingly talented cartoonist, tackles the biggest literary name of them all: Dante. Emerson's Inferno delights on many levels: as an ingenious translation of classic verse; an effortlessly readable introduction to a complex poem; a delicious crib for anxious Dante students; and as a warm tribute from the master of one art form to the grand master of another. Hunt's cartoon is followed by Kevin Jackson's essay on Dante. Wildly clever and witty, but essentially reverent, it is a wonderful treat for anyone who already loves Dante.
Hunt Emerson has drawn cartoons and comic strips since the early 1970s. He has published around 30 comic books and albums, mainly with Knockabout Comics (London), including Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Casanova's Last Stand, and Dante’s Inferno. His latest book is Calculus Cat, a hilarious collection of stories about The Cat That Hates Television. He has been awarded UK Humorous Cartoonist of the Year and in 2000 he was chosen for inclusion in the exhibition "Les Mâitres de la Bande Dessinéee Européenne" by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the CNBDI, Angoulême