Delphine

Overview

Richard Sala’s graphic novel retelling of Snow White recasts the fairy tale as a chiller from the Prince’s perspective.
A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming’s perspective (the unnamed ...

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Overview

Richard Sala’s graphic novel retelling of Snow White recasts the fairy tale as a chiller from the Prince’s perspective.
A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming’s perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation. Yes, there will be blood. Originally serialized as part of the acclaimed international “Ignatz” series, Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala’s virtuosity just as much as last year’s full-color post-apocalyptic horror fantasy The Hidden did — punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Inspired by Snow White, Sala’s era-conflating fairy tale is coated in the kind of atmosphere the artist is known for: a creepy, gnarled darkness that evokes German Expressionism, Universal horror films of the 1930s, and secrets hiding in dank old mansions and haunted forests. Sala imagines the prince as an unnamed, lovelorn college student trying to locate his girlfriend, Delphine, who has disappeared after returning to her hometown. Upon entering the village, the student is thrust into a grotesque world where straightforward communication is impossible, where every resident’s face looks like the stuff of nightmares, and where no one appears to know the first thing about Delphine. The territory is comfortable for Sala and familiar to fans, yet the execution is so carefully controlled and imaginative that one can’t helped being charmed and thrilled by the spectacle of a master craftsman at work. A surprising, unsettling twist toward the end is the dead rose upon this freshly dug grave of creeping terror. To classify the book merely as an “update” or “interpretation” is to gloss over the brilliant evocation of mood and love of genre that Sala so expertly conveys. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606995907
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 1/18/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,171,860
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Sala grew up in Chicago and now spends his time in Berkeley, CA. His graphic novels include Mad Night, Peculia, Peculia and the Groon Grove Vampires, Maniac Killer Strikes Again!, The Ghastly Ones, The Chuckling Whatsit, Cat Burglar Black, Delphine, and The Hidden.

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