Masterpiece comics

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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 colors, 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 Batman to Garfield. In "Blond Eve," Dagwood and Blondie are ejected from the Garden of Eden into their archetypal suburban home; Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray is reimagined as a foppish Little Nemo; and Camus's Stranger becomes a brooding, chain-smoking Golden Age Superman. Other source material includes Dante, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, bubblegum wrappers, superhero comics, kid cartoons, and more.

Sikoryak's classics have appeared in landmark anthologies such as RAW and Drawn & Quarterly, all of which are collected in Masterpiece Comics, along with brilliant new graphic literary satires. His drawings have appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as in The New Yorker, The Onion, Mad, and Nickelodeon Magazine.

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table_of_contents Classics on parade: Blonde Eve, Inferno Joe, Mephistofield, Mac Worth, and Candiggy -- The Crypt of Bronte: The house-keeper in The heights and The depths -- Hester's little pearl: Little Pearl in, Red letter days -- Dostoyevsky comics: Raskol in, Crime and punishment -- Masterful funnies: Little Dori in pictureland, Good ol' Gregor Brown, Action Camus, and Waiting to go -- Plus: Masterpiece queries.
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