D. H. Lawrence said that there could be no more perfect work of the American imagination than Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, which makes it ideal material for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED. Adapted by award-winning graphic novelists P. Craig Russell and Jill Thompson. In addition to his incredible graphic adaptations of operas, the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde, and Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, P. Craig Russell is known for both his collaborations with best-selling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman story "Ramadan") and adaptations of Gaiman's works, such as "Coraline" and "Sandman: The Endless," all of which makes Russell an inspired choice to adapt The Scarlet Letter. Russell broke down the novel into comic book script form as well as page layouts, providing artist Jill Thompson, also a well-know Neil Gaiman collaborator ("Sandman: Brief Lives"), the foundation for her beautifully painted comics pages.
About the Author
P. Craig Russell is a multiple Harvey and Eisner award winner who began his work at Marvel and Eclipse Comics, where he wrote a popular adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play "Salome." Other works include "The Magic Flute" for NBM publishing along with Batman (DC Comics), Daredevil (Marvel), Sandman (Vertigo), and Coraline, a best-selling adaptation of Neil Gaiman's picture book.
Jill Thompson is one of the most well-known female comicbook artists in the industry today. Aside from her comic "Scary Godmother," Jill has illustrated for Marvel (Spiderman), DC Comics (Swamp Thing, Wonderwoman), Topps (The X-Files) and Bongo Comics (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I read teh GN version of this novel, I was a little surprized that the language had not been translated or simplified. The only thing that made this version slightly easier to understand than the original is that there is less content. The watercolor illustrations create an accurate reflection of the mood during the 1600's, but do not necessarily make this story any easier to understand.