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
Burbank's amazing quarter-century institution Dark Delicacies is a horror book-, memoribilia- and clothing-store that is a community hub for genre creators, hosting a wonderful stream of events, signings, and even an annual chance to get your photo took with Krampus at a Christmas open-house.
Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video of him reading "The Raven" in 2016 as part of Pat Rothfuss's Worldbuilders charity drive. It's Poe's birthday today, and I can think of no better way to celebrate it than to listen to it again.
To do in San Francisco this Sunday: Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland at SF in SF
The next installment in the SFinSF reading series features Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland; it's this Sunday, Jan 20, doors at 6, event at 6:30, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), at the The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina).
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