Fable Comics: anthology of great comics artists telling fables from around the world
Firstsecond's new Fable Comics is the third knockout anthology in which amazing, hugely varied comics creators recreate some of the world's best loved stories. As with Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics, Fable Comics draws from diverse source material and presents it in varied, fresh ways that have something for everyone.
Contributors to this volume include James "Glorkian Warrior" Kolchaka, Jaime Hernandez, Vera "Anya's Ghost" Brosgol, Israel Sanchez, and many, many, many more.
This book was a bed-time favorite in our house for a week -- it's perfect for bedtime, with short stories that can be read in twos or threes. And it passed the ultimate stress-test: I kept discovering that my daughter was sneaking off and reading ahead on her own. That's the gold standard.
Firstsecond graciously gave permission for me to include four of my favorite stories from the book below. Have a read on them!
Fable Comics! [Chris Duffy/Firstsecond]
The Fox and the Grapes by James Kolchaka
The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Jaime Hernandez
The Hare and the Pig by Vera Brosgol
The Mouse Council by Liniers
The first time Merle Rasmussen played Dungeons & Dragons, he thought it was a Halloween game.
“It was October 1975, and I was an 18-year-old freshman at Iowa State University. My roommate got this game filled with skeletons and undead monsters. I had no idea.” The role-playing bug had bitten him, but fantasy wasn’t his genre. So that same year, he started writing a game set in a modern world, the spy game that would become Top Secret.
Janelle Shane trained a recurrent neural network with a data-set of more than 2000 ancient proverbs and asked it to think up its own: “A fox smells it better than a fool’s for a day.”
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