The publishers of Erik Bergstrom's Grimmer Tales: A Wicked Collection of Happily Never After Stories were kind enough to send me a review copy, which I've just had a very entertaining half-hour chuckling over. The book consists of a series of extremely nasty comic-strips telling the aftermath of the classic folkloric fairy tales. For example, one running gag has Pinnocchio telling polite social lies in panel 1, while panel 2 depicts his sprouted nose gouging out the eye of some innocent (i.e., "Cute baby! -- stab").
These running gags are pretty funny, but the really standout moments are the longer strips, especially the "What a Witch" strip, in which two witches standing over a cauldron extol the virtues of Kiddee Flakes, which are much more convenient for kidnapped-child-fattening than candy-houses. This is good, wicked humor at its finest -- if you loved Fractured Fairy Tales...
- Steampunk fairy-tales CGI -- Boing Boing Gadgets - Boing Boing
- Changeling, a fairy tale of contemporary New York - Boing Boing
- Marxist fairy tales - Boing Boing
- Jack of Fables versus Sun Tzu - Boing Boing
- Notional list of Klingon fairy tales - Boing Boing
- Watch What You Say About Welsh - Boing Boing
- Peter & Max: the Fables comics jump to novel - Boing Boing
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