Monday, June 21, 2010

The classics, one panel at a time

Just finished reading R. Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics (2009 Drawn and Quarterly). Highly recommended whether you've read the classics or, like me, mostly haven't and would like a comic-paneled primer. The book features Dante's "Inferno" told via Bazooka bubble gum comics and Shakespeare's Macbeth channeled through Mary Worth. There's also Voltaire's Candide featuring Ziggy, which has monkeys chasing naked ladies in the fifth panel. Check out some excerpts here and here and then befriend Masterpiece Comics on Facebook.

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