The Scholarly Banana Presents Fitcher's Bird: A Classic Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm

The Scholarly Banana Presents Fitcher's Bird: A Classic Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm

by Karly West


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Want to discover the darkest, most twisted fairy tales your parents never told you? The Scholarly Banana is an irreverently nerdy graphic novel series that summarizes, analyzes, and lovingly ridicules the craziest traditional fairy tales that have shaped our world!

BEWARE: This is not your children’s story hour! Here, we celebrate the real, uncensored stories—and the real, uncensored facts associated with them—as accurately as possible, but in the most fun and joyful way!

Fitcher’s Bird is a classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. If you’ve never heard of this story before, just imagine Beauty and the Beast. The difference is that in Fitcher’s Bird, “the beast” is not a handsome prince. He’s a mangy, rabid beast. Who kills people. And keeps corpses in the house.

In this debut issue, we’ll celebrate and gently mock the feather-encrusted train wreck that is Fitcher’s Bird. We’ll also discuss high-brow, scholarly matters about the tale like historical inspirations, comparative literature, and phallic symbols.

If you love dark fairy tales, history, over-analysis, comedic asides, and quirky artwork, this series is a must-read. It’s like CliffsNotes meets The Muppets meets Mystery Science Theater 3000. But with fairy tales. And of course, a banana. He’s a Scholarly Banana, though. You can tell by his glasses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733850919
Publisher: Karly West
Publication date: 05/29/2019
Series: Scholarly Banana , #1
Pages: 116
Sales rank: 1,157,872
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Karly West is a nerd who makes things for other nerds. She holds a B.A. in language education, is an award-winning sculptor and character designer, and is endlessly fascinated by fairy tale studies. Inspired by the dreamy, hand-crafted look of classic stop-motion animation, she creates the series' creepy-cute artwork with photography and handmade toys. Karly lives in the Cleveland area with her husband Ben and an ever-growing civilization of polymer clay figurines.

Table of Contents

  1. Part One: The Intros
    1. About the Scholarly Banana
    2. About The Grimm Brothers
    3. About Fitcher's Bird

  2. Part Two: The Story of Fitcher's Bird
  3. Part Three: The Scholarly Part
    1. Similar Tales from Around the World
      1. The Brahman Girl Who Married a Tiger
      2. The Hare
      3. How the Devil Married Three Sisters
      4. Zerendac
      5. Mr. Fox
      6. The Robber Bridegroom
      7. Bluebeard

    2. Creepy Historical Figures Who May Have Inspired Fitcher's Bird
      1. Gilles de Rais
      2. The Legend of Cunmar the Cursed

    3. Symbols and Analysis
      1. The Egg
      2. The Forbidden Room
      3. The Key
      4. The Wizard

    4. Fitcher's Bird: The Original Version

  4. Part Four: The Outros
    1. The Scholarly Resources
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Art
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Get Scholarly!

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