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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Classics Illustrated’s Grimm Fairy Tales: Papercutz offers all-new comics adaptation

PAPERCUTZ Press Release:
You’ve never seen fairy tales quite like this.

In May, Papercutz will ship Tales from the Brothers Grimm to bookstores and comic-book shops. The 144-page full-color book presents the first official North American appearance of four stories adapted by some of Europe’s finest comics artists.

• Philip Petit combines a painter’s mastery of color, a campfire storyteller’s command of suspense, and a cartoonist’s touch of humor to retell the famous “Hansel and Gretel.”

• In “Learning How to Shudder” by Mazan (the pen name of Pierre Lavaud, artist of a volume of Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar’s popular series Dungeon), a boy tries to learn how to be afraid, but nothing scares him -- not even a scarlet-skinned man with horns and a tail -- until he gets a lesson from a very unexpected source

.• “The Devil and the Three Golden Hairs” is the first comic-book work by fine artist Cecile Chicault. It’s about a peasant boy who wants to marry a king’s daughter – but the king won’t let him do it unless the boy brings him three hairs from the devil’s head.

• And when the hero of Mazan’s “The Valiant Little Tailor” announces too proudly that he’s killed seven with one blow -- and doesn’t mention that the seven are flies -- he’s called on to fight some very grumpy giants.The paperback edition (ISBN-13: 978-159707-100-0) retails for $13.95, and the hardcover (ISBN-13: 978-159707-101-7) for $17.95.

"If the first two, “Great Expectations” and “Wind in the Willows,” are any indication, Papercutz has set very high standards for its new series.” -- Malcolm Jones, NEWSWEEK

Classics Illustrated has introduced generations of students to great literature. These comic-book editions of novels, plays, and poems sold about 200 million copies from 1941 through 1998. Tales of the Brothers Grimm is the third volume in Papercutz’s revival of the line.

“The volumes are perfectly designed for library shelves, with sturdy bindings and a large enough size for kids to get a good look at the contents,” School Library Journal has written about Papercutz’s new editions. “The artwork is beautifully reproduced -- crisp and clear -- and each book contains background about the series’ history and a brief bio of the artist/adaptor.”

Papercutz publishes comic books and graphic novels for kids. The company’s titles range from new adventures of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew to Tales from the Crypt.

For more information, please visit http://www.papercutz.com or http://myspace.com/papercutzcomics, or contact Papercutz publicist David Seidman at davidseidman@earthlink.net or 310-652-4369.

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