Fractured Fables

Overview

Some of the comic book industries best and brightest use their talents to welcome the next generation of comic book readers with the kid-friendly anthology, Fractured Fables! Featuring an introduction by Bill Willingham (FABLES), this all-new, humorous take on our most beloved fairy tales boasts a cover by Madman Atomic Comics creators Mike & Laura Allred and all-new stories by award-winning creators including Jill Thompson, Bryan Talbot, Peter David, Ben Templesmith, Scott Morse, Doug TenNapel, Laini Taylor,...
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Overview

Some of the comic book industries best and brightest use their talents to welcome the next generation of comic book readers with the kid-friendly anthology, Fractured Fables! Featuring an introduction by Bill Willingham (FABLES), this all-new, humorous take on our most beloved fairy tales boasts a cover by Madman Atomic Comics creators Mike & Laura Allred and all-new stories by award-winning creators including Jill Thompson, Bryan Talbot, Peter David, Ben Templesmith, Scott Morse, Doug TenNapel, Laini Taylor, Ted McKeever, Terry Moore, Bill Morrison, Larry Marder, Jim Valentino, Phil Hester, and New Yorker artist Shannon Wheeler, among others.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up—Kids who like Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly's "Little Lit" titles (HarperCollins) will cackle over this collection of familiar tales given an irreverent twist. Rapunzel thinks the prince's request to "let down her hair" is "really random." Gepetto injures his hand trying to spank his robot son after the Blue Fairy grants the wish that makes Pinocchio a real boy. Cinderella rejects the lovely blue ball gown provided by her fairy godmother—she was thinking more "Anne Hathaway at the Oscars." The art comes in a diverting variety of styles, from cartoony to painterly, and in media from watercolor to full digital. Contributors include comics veterans who have worked on every major character in the industry; writers and artists who are well known for their kid-targeted graphic novels; and relative newcomers. The stories are short, colorful, funny, and sometimes a little rude—perfect catnip for a wide audience.—Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
VOYA - Mark Irish
This book is a retelling of classic fairy tales in a graphic format, edited by Jim Valentino, who put together some thirty stories with fantastic artwork and modified classic stories by some of the industry's best. The book is nicely laid out, with an index on the biographies of the artists and writers who worked on the graphic novel and some of their previous works. The fairy tales are altered into witty, humorous tales from classic originals like Little Red Riding Hood, the Ugly Duckling, and Cinderella. The graphic novel format is intended for seventh- through twelfth-grade, but will likely appeal to teens and adults as well. This is a great adaptation highly worth reading or just browsing the artwork and illustrations. Reviewer: Mark Irish
School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up—Kids who like Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly's "Little Lit" titles (HarperCollins) will cackle over this collection of familiar tales given an irreverent twist. Rapunzel thinks the prince's request to "let down her hair" is "really random." Gepetto injures his hand trying to spank his robot son after the Blue Fairy grants the wish that makes Pinocchio a real boy. Cinderella rejects the lovely blue ball gown provided by her fairy godmother—she was thinking more "Anne Hathaway at the Oscars." The art comes in a diverting variety of styles, from cartoony to painterly, and in media from watercolor to full digital. Contributors include comics veterans who have worked on every major character in the industry; writers and artists who are well known for their kid-targeted graphic novels; and relative newcomers. The stories are short, colorful, funny, and sometimes a little rude—perfect catnip for a wide audience.—Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607064961
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,442,890
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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