Snow, glass, apples

Neil Gaiman

Book - 2019

"A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran"--

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Series
Neil Gaiman library
Subjects
Genres
Fantasy comics
Graphic novels
Published
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Chiefly illustrations.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781506709796
1506709796
Main Author
Neil Gaiman (author)
Other Authors
Colleen Doran, 1963- (artist)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Doran (Amazing Fantastic Incredible) outdoes herself in adapting Gaiman's inventive short story into a stylish graphic novella. The dark fairy tale recasts "Snow White" from the queen's point of view; in this version, White is a seductive vampire, the dwarfs are sinister "forest folk," and cutting out the princess's heart does nothing to stop her wintry reign of terror. To match the script's eerie mood and transgressive themes, Doran draws visual inspiration from Harry Clarke, an early-20th-century illustrator and stained-glass artist with a romantic, decadent sensibility. Her panels drip with fin de siècle elegance: beads, flowers, flowing hair, Celtic designs, and dense collages of figures, landscapes, and patterns. The result is a lush, unabashedly sexy fantasy/horror comic with a timeless, mythic feel. To compensate for the story's scant page count, the edition includes notes and sketches from Doran explaining her creative process. It's one of the best Gaiman adaptations to come along in some time, and it's a must-read for lovers of mature fantasy and art nouveau. (Aug.) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A graphic-novel rendering of Gaiman’s dark reimagining of the Snow White story depicts a not-so-evil queen who resolves to save her realm from a monstrous stepdaughter. By the award-winning author of the Sandman comics series. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Winner of the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel!A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge)!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Winner of the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel!

A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!

A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after.

From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge)!