I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fable Comics by Chris Duffy
Published by First Second on September 22nd 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Anthologies, Comics & Graphic Novels
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From classics like "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Grasshopper and the Ants" to obscure gems like "The Frogs Who Desired a King," Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York Times bestselling Fairy Tale Comics' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.
Why Did I Read Fable Comics?
Fable Comics edited by Chris Duffy was another readathon pick. I got through it SO quickly. It’s basically a book that I picked out because it was short and I knew it would be a quick read that would keep me motivated as I participated in the readathon. Also, I just really love reading new takes on old stories, and I grew up reading fables. So, I thought this book would have something interesting to offer as far as the different fables go.
What’s The Story Here?
Chris Duffy’s Fable Comics features twenty eight fables – not just Aesop’s fables, but ones from all over with illustrations by twenty six different artists. There’s not a whole lot of story here – the comics vary in length from one page to several pages. Each fable has a moral. The different artists add their own takes on the fables.
How Did I Like Fable Comics?
Overall, I feel like this book is a good way to test out different graphic novel artists that you weren’t quite sure about. It’s a great sampling of twenty six different artists – enough to get a good taste for sure. Also Fable Comics is a very quick read. I mean, you can get through it in like an hour, so if you have a challenge where the number of books you read is important, this is a good read to get that number up. In addition, it’s pretty decently written too. I mean, each different story held my attention. I did not zone out or anything while reading this book. There’s all kinds of different art styles within too. I thought this was a very strong graphic novel anthology.
Other reviews of Fable Comics edited by Chris Duffy:
- Mother Daughter Book Club – “accessible for kids as young as six, and should be fun for the whole family“