Fairy Tale Comics
Fairy Tale Comics
Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
First Second, Hardcover, 9781596438231, 125pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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.
The 12 Dancing Princesses - Emily Carroll
Hansel and Gretel -Gilbert Hernandez
Puss in Boots - Vanessa Davis
Little Red Riding Hood - Gigi D.G.
The Prince and the Tortoise - Ramona Fradon & Chris Duffy
Snow White - Jaime Hernandez
The Boy Who Drew Cats - Luke Pearson
Rumpelstiltskin - Brett Helquist
Rabbit Will Not Help - Joseph Lambert
Rapunzel - Raina Telgemeier
The Small Tooth Dog - Charise Mericle Harper
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Graham Annable
Baba Yaga - Jillian Tamaki
Bremen Town - Karl Kerschl
Give Me the Shudders - David Mazzucchelli
Azzolino's Story Without End - Craig Thompson
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.