Masterpiece Comics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
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HILARIOUS PARODIES OF CLASSIC LITERATURE REIMAGINED WITH CLASSIC COMICS Masterpiece Comicsadapts a variety of classic literary works with the most iconic visual idioms of twentieth-century comics. Dense with exclamation marks and lurid zip-a-tone, R. Sikoryak's parodies remind us of the sensational excesses of the canon, or, if you prefer, of the economical expressiveness of classic comics fromSupermantoPeanuts. In Blond Eve," Dagwood and Blondie are ejected from the Garden of Eden into their archetypal suburban home;OscarWilde's Dorian Gray is reimagined as a foppish Winsor McCay character; and Camus's Stranger becomes a brooding, chain-smoking Golden Age Superman. Other source material includes Dante, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, bubblegum wrappers, superhero comics, cat cartoons, and more. Sikoryak's classics have appeared in landmark anthologies such asRAWandDrawn & Quarterly, all of which are collected inMasterpiece Comics, along with brilliant new graphic literary satires.He is an illustrator forThe New Yorkerand

Author Biography

R. Sikoryak is an animator, illustrator, and cartoonist living in New York with his wife. He is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities and teaches in the illustration department at Parsons School of Design.

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“A provocative collision.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A brilliant parable about literature,history and what telling stories tells us about ourselves.” —Toronto Star

“Disconcerting and fascinating . . . A canny fusion of overlapping fictional legacies.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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