The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature

The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature

The World's Great Kids' Lit as Comics and Visuals

Book - 2014
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The original three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon presented the world's classic literature - from ancient times to the late 20th century - as eye-popping comics, illustrations and other visual forms. In this follow-up volume, young people's literature through the ages is given new life by the best comics artists and illustrators. Fairy tales, fables, fantastical adventures, young adult novels, swashbuckling yarns, your favorite stories from childhood and your teenage years? they're all here, in all their original complexity and strangeness, uncensored and unsanitised.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2014.
Edition: A Seven Stories Press first edition.
ISBN: 9781609805302
Characteristics: xi, 469 pages :,chiefly illustrations (some colour) ;,28 cm
Additional Contributors: Kick, Russell


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Sep 25, 2017

I very much enjoyed these artists takes on original fairy tales and stories. Be warned: some are definitely not for the faint of heart or "young" or "children"... these are the original Grimm's. On that note, truly great interpretations, and very cool art!

Jul 10, 2017

A beautiful collection of dozens of classic children's stories rendered in graphic novel format by some of today's top illustrators and comics artists. I enjoyed paging through the variety of artistic styles here, though being a non-creative type could make neither heads nor tails of a few of the more abstract illustrations and would not have known which tale I was reading had I not studiously read each introduction prior to its work. Recommended.

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