Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas

Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas


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A brand-new collection of the Eisner Award-winning series!

     This award-winning compendium of English and Scottish fairy tales and folklore returns to print in a sumptuous new collection! Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess and featuring adaptations by Neil Gaiman - Vess' collaborator on the hugely successful Stardust - and a host of famous fantasy writers, this new edition also boasts never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches!

   • Charles Vess and legendary fantasy author Neil Gaiman were artist and writer respectively on Stardust, the acclaimed illustrated novel turned into a hugely successful movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.

   • Includes contributions from World Fantasy Award winner Charles de Lint (Moonheart; The Cats of Tanglewood Forest [illustrated by Charles Vess]); acclaimed fantasy writer Emma Bull (War for the Oaks; Bone Dance) and New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver; St. Dale; She Walks These Hills)

   • Includes an extensive gallery of never-before-seen sketches and colour art by Charles Vess.

   • Outsized special Art Edition of the collection also available!

"Each ballad is a little gem sparkling with restored vitality. It is all here: lust and humor, ghosts and demons, passion and terror, all the things that keep us up at night. What more could the fantasy reader desire?" - SciFiDimensions

"Here Vess reaches the peak of his art, standing proudly with the 19th- and early 20th-century illustrators who influence him." - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782763321
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Charles Vess began his career in 1976 and has since gone on to become a premier fantasy illustrator. His most famous works are his collaborations with bestselling and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman; these include not just the Book of Ballads but also The Books of Magic, the acclaimed Sandman series and most famously of all, Stardust, turned into a movie by director Matthew Vaughn. Other writers contributing to the collection include Charles de Lint and Emma Bull, leading lights in the birth of the urban fantasy genre who both went on to become hugely successful novelists.

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