Fairy Tale Comics

Fairy Tale Comics

Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists

By Chris Duffy (Editor)

First Second, Hardcover, 9781596438231, 125pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013



From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," "Fairy Tale Comics" has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by seventeen different cartoonists, including Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and more.

Edited by "Nursery Rhyme Comics"' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.

A "New York Times Book Review" Editor's Choice.

About the Author
Chris Duffy is a writer and comics editor. He worked as Senior Comics Editor at the award-winning Nickelodeon Magazine for 13 years and currently edits SpongeBob Comics for United Plankton Pictures, as well as other projects. Chris was part of the board of advisors for Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly s TOON TREASURY OF CLASSIC CHILDREN S COMICS. His comic book writing includes scripts for BIZARRO COMICS, BIZARRO WORLD, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, SCOOBY-DOO, WHAT IF?, RUGRATS COMIC ADVENTURES, and BATMAN CHRONICLES. He wrote comics strips for FAMILY DOG MAGAZINE. Comics that he has written and drawn have appeared in several anthologies, including AWESOME, AWESOMER, and DRAGONS! He lives with his family in Cold Spring, New York.

Praise For Fairy Tale Comics

Jon Scieszka on Fairy Tale Comics


Fairy tales and comics! This was meant to be. Like peanut butter and jelly, nuts and bolts, rhyme and reason. 


Editor/writer/artist Chris Duffy has assembled a wonderfully diverse group of fairy tales – from classic Grimm and Perrault to non-European gems – and challenged the coolest bunch of graphic storytelling artists to bring them to life.


The result is a collection of absolutely powerful, funny, and pleasing fairy tales ... in the most kid-friendly form.


I was enchanted by Gilbert Hernandez's fresh retelling of Hansel and Gretel, thrilled by Luke Pearson's The Boy Who Drew Cats, and tickled by Charise Mericle Harper's The Small Tooth Dog.


But that's just me.


There is something in Fairy Tale Comics for every kid. Sweet and sour, rhythm and blues, kit and kaboodle.