A New Way To Define ‘Graphic Novel’

Penguin Gives Classics an Alt.Comics Makeover

When [Chris] Ware’s artwork [for Candide], with its whimsical comic-strip rendition of the opening scenes and hand-lettered jacket copy, hit Buckley’s desk, he was almost afraid to show it to his colleagues. But they loved it so much that he decided to do an entire series with other cartoonists and independent comics artists having a go at a Penguin Classic.

Full story here at GalleyCat. They’ve even got Seth doing the cover to the Portable Dorothy Parker.

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  1. Jeff

    Entertainment Weekly has the Seth’s cover for The Portable Dorothy Parker, Art Spiegelman’s cover for Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy, and Roz Chast’s cover for Stella Gibbons’s Cold Comfort Farm. They’re all gorgeous.

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