Mark Twain (Author), Tom Pomplun (Editor),
George Sellas (Illustrator), Rick Geary (Illustrator), Shary Flenniken (Illustrator),
Nick Miller (Illustrator), Simon Gane (Illustrator), Kirsten Ulve (Illustrator),
Toni Pawlowsky (Illustrator), Lance Tooks (Illustrator), Lisa K. Weber (Illustrator),
Annie Owens (Illustrator), Mary Fleener (Illustrator), Lesley Reppeteaux (Illustrator),
William Brown (Illustrator), Florence Cestac (Illustrator), Kevin Atkinson (Illustrator)
Graphic Novel, 141 p.
ABOUT THE BOOK
With a terrific lineup of prominent artists -working in the fields of comics, book illustration, and fine arts- and unbeatable material, Pomplun has assembled a collection of Mark Twain’s work that should delight graphic novel fans and anyone seeking to boost their general cultural knowledge. The stories collected here are, of necessity, taken from Twain’s short works, and if not every single word has made it into these comics adaptations, there is still an abundance of the great man’s rhetoric, which should satisfy all but the most exacting readers.
Here is the list of the short stories included:
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
In case you need to be introduced to Mark Twain, this should do. The first story kept very much his style. I suspect it was adapted with more freedom in other stories. The illustrators are fantastic, with all kinds of style.
MY OWN THOUGHTS
Since I read this book, I have read very harsh reviews of it. I really enjoyed it, and I think it’s nice to offer classics through Graphic Novels: it could be a great way to present works to young or older readers, and then give them the desire to read the books as they were originally written and presented.
My favorite is definitely the first story, it’s fun to follow Tom Sawyer traveling by a balloon to other countries. The illustration is fantastic, using very detailed and clean designs.
I have already mentioned for some other reviews my love/hate relationship with Mark Twain; incidentally, that’s probably why I have not yet resolved myself to read his recently published autobiography. His stories/essays included here related to religion matters are rather repelling to me.
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