Monday, November 16, 2015

Fairy Tale Comics

Fairy Tale Comics
Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
Edited by Chris Duffy; Various Authors

published by :01 First Second, 2013

Seventeen fairy tales ranging from the popular Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and  Rapunzel to slightly obscure ones like Give Me the Shudders and  The Boy Who Drew Birds are presented here by various artists, each in their own unique and inimitable style, with refreshing interpretations, while remaining close to the popular version of the tales, no radical changes.

Wordless Goldilocks by Graham Annable; earth-toned full-page panels of Baba Yaga by Jillian Tamaki; digitally rendered Red Riding Hood by Gigi D.G. featuring a female lumberjack; 8-page story distilling the Rapunzel tale by Raina Telgemeier; The Small Tooth Dog by Charise Mericle Harper; and Rumpelstiltskin by Brett Helquist were some of the favorites.

Back of the book gives a short bio of each of the contributing artists; and  Editor's Note lists additional versions of the stories.

The ten year old liked many of the stories instantly, especially thanks to the graphic rendering, and kept going back for repeat reads.

[View Inside the book at MacMillan]

[Westfield Comics interview with Chris Duffy]

[Interview with Gigi D.G at sare-endipity]

[Interview with Raina Telgemeir]

[image source: MacMillan]

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