Now – Classics from the UK
Remember how last Sunday I was lamenting the lack of comics based on classical literature by, say, "Virginia Woolf or a Bronte or two?" Well, via Down the Tubes comes news of a new UK-based company starting up to tackle even more classic literature in a graphic format.
Classical Comics hopes to have its first titles up and running by next year, and lookie here (at right), Jane Eyre will be one of them! (Not only that, but it will be adapted by Amy Cozine — great to see more women writers turning to comics!)
CC’s first adaptation, of Shakespeare’s Henry V, should be out this October. Forbidden Planet International has some sample pages. Also planned are adaptations of Macb— er, The Scottish Play, as well as Dickens’ Great Expectations. Which definitely describes my hopes for this company. The more ways we can reintroduce cool books by dead writers to new readers, the more we can immortalize their wonderful prose.