Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence

Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence

by Nick Bantock
     
 

With three million copies in print, the Griffin & Sabine Trilogy has captivated readers worldwid with the saga of two unlikely lovers and the conspiratorial thrill of reading their private correspondence. It has been said that Nick Bantock's innovative fusion of lush illustration, creative storytelling, and pioneering paper technology created a new genre of fiction.…  See more details below

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With three million copies in print, the Griffin & Sabine Trilogy has captivated readers worldwid with the saga of two unlikely lovers and the conspiratorial thrill of reading their private correspondence. It has been said that Nick Bantock's innovative fusion of lush illustration, creative storytelling, and pioneering paper technology created a new genre of fiction. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this landmark publication, Chronicle Books and Nick Bantock have created this limited edition of Griffin & Sabine, available only while supplies last. It includes never-before-seen artwork, a special postcard, and a letter from Nick Bantock himself, all in a new binding. Whether reading it for the first time or the first time in ten years, the magic of Griffin & Sabine continues to weave its spell. A tribute to a legacy, Griffin & Sabine: Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition is destined to become a collector's item.

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Library Journal
Comic creators as diverse as Jason and Ben Katchor have all given great attention to the form their work takes, paying due heed to paper feel, binding, and cover design. Ware does not so much take the concern with the physical nature of comics farther than others as much as he focuses a spotlight on it. Joining him in forcing readers to be aware of the physical embodiment of the story are pop-up-book artists such as Gary Greenberg and the many authors, such as Brian Selznick, who make the reader follow the story on multiple planes. Nick Bantock’s illustrated novel of actual correspondence (postcards and letters) is a great choice for readers who enjoy Ware as much for his artistic talent as for his tactile emphasis. In Bantock’s books readers have to take letters out of their envelopes, unfold them, and read the story in a new form. They must also interpret the illustrations on all the correspondence in light of the developing plot. It is a brilliant example of the illustrated novel, one that not only shares a heritage with Ware but with McSweeney’s boxes as well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811832007
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Griffin & Sabine Series
Edition description:
10TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.67(d)

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Meet the Author

Nick Bantock is the author of numerous illustrated novels, including Griffin & Sabine , Sabine's Notebook , The Golden Mean , The Gryphon , and Alexandria , which together spent 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Born in England, he now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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