Posts tagged “The Graphic Canon Vol 1”
August 7, 2012
“Given the wide range of talent, each with a distinctive style, the volumes burst with an exuberant range of visual styles from classic line drawings to psychedelic prints to computer-generated faux-3D posters.”
The Philly Inquirer reviews Russ Kick’s take on a collection of classic literature. The Graphic Canon Volume 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons is swarming with visuals of reinterpreted stories. Keep your eyes peeled for Volume 2, coming out this October, and Volume 3, which will follow in March 2013.
Click here to read the Inquirer’s full review!
July 12, 2012
“If you want some really heavy duty literature-based comics, The Graphic Canon is a project you definitely want to check out.”
Curious about The Graphic Canon’s visual interpretation of classic literature? Jonathan Liu of GeekDad was too. Read his take on the series, (particularly Volume 1, released May 2012) here.
June 22, 2012
Reviewer Josh Christie can’t get enough of The Graphic Canon. He elects Pale Ale as the perfect brew to go with it, “a brew that can be sipped or quaffed” and that is, “ a perfect example of its style.”
“The pieces that weren’t commissioned by Kick for the Canon are, across the board, stellar. Fan’s of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey will recognize a few stories from Action Philosophers. Candlewick and Bloomsbury’s great adaptations of classics (The Odyssey and Canterbury Tales) make appearances, too. Though it won’t matter to some comic fans, I was thrilled to find a mix of male, female, eastern and western creators among the new and reprinted work.”
Read the full review here