[DWJ] fairy tales

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 12 16:13:55 EDT 2006


They look really cool. Do you need to read them in order? Or are they 
self-contained stories in each volume? (Wondering which one to buy first...)

robyn

meredith at leemac.freeserve.co.uk wrote:

>A couple of people recently - I think Judith and Ania - were talking about studying updated fairy tales, well I've just come across a brilliant graphic novel series called Fables, by Bill Willingham, published by Vertico Comics. This has fairy tale characters chased out of their original worlds by the evil adversary, and settling in secret communities in modern USA. It's very entertaining - Prince Charming's ex-wives (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella) have regular get-togethers to bitch about him, and because there is a general amnesty for everything that happened before the exile, Bluebeard is on the look-out for a wife. The big bad wolf is still banned from the animals' farm, however. Although it's funny it's a very adult take on what the characters do in our world.
>Topical ObDWJ - Puss in Boots is in it, and Chrestomanci uses the Puss in Boots story for a lesson in The Pinhoe Egg!
>cheers, Meredith
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