Masterpiece Comics

August 20, 2009|
Masterpiece Comics by R. Sikoryak
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"A brilliant parable about literature, history and what telling stories tells us about ourselves." (Toronto Star) "A provocative collision." (Entertainment Weekly) "Disconcerting and fascinating... a canny fusion of overlapping fictional legacies." (Globe and Mail) Masterpiece Comics adapts a variety of classic literary works with the most iconic visual idioms of twentieth-century comics. Dense with exclamation marks and lurid zip-a-tone, R. Sikoryak's parodies remind us of the sensational excesses of the canon, or, if you prefer, of the economical expressiveness of classic comics from Superman to Peanuts. In "Blond Eve," Dagwood and Blondie are ejected from the Garden of Eden into their archetypal suburban home; Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray is re-imagined as a foppish Winsor McCay character; and Camus' Stranger as a brooding, chain-smoking Golden Era Superman. Recommended age level: 16+
R. Sokoryak is an animator, illustrator and cartoonist living in New York with his wife. He is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities and teaches in the illustration department at Parsons School of Design. Sikoryak's classics have appeared in landmark anthologies such as Raw and Drawn & Quarterly, all of ...
Title:Masterpiece ComicsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:64 pages, 12.38 X 8.99 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:64 pages, 12.38 X 8.99 X 0.5 inPublished:August 20, 2009Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897299842

ISBN - 13:9781897299845

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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