Kyle Baker Takes Alice Through The Looking-Glass9 août 2008
[ENGLISH] Papercutz says: « “One of the most accomplished comics creators today.” — Booklist “One of the century’s greatest comic illustrators.” — ESPN “The best in the graphic novel business. The absolute best.” — Aaron McGruder, cartoonist, The Boondocks – They’re all talking about Kyle Baker, writer-artist of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Graphic Novel #3: Through The Looking-Glass. Baker’s inspired, gorgeous adaptation of the madcap sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland starts when Alice wonders what’s on the other side of a mirror — and passes through it to find out. She meets such famous characters as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, and Humpty-Dumpty, and even becomes the White Queen in a
surreal chess match against the Red Queen.
Through the Looking-Glass comes on the heels of Papercutz’ very successful re-launch of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED. The new series began with the Wind in the Willows, which Newsweek called “A visual masterpiece — Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger have met their Michelangelo.” The book went back to press for a second printing within two months. Other classics already out include acclaimed artist Rick Geary’s adaptations of Great Expectations and The Invisible Man, and a
collection of tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Baker, who has won the comic-book industry’s Eagle, Harvey, and Eisner awards, is known for graphic novels as diverse as the historical drama Nat Turner and the wild New York comedy Why I Hate Saturn. His latest comics series, The Bakers, is in development with Fox TV. Previews of
his work on Through the Looking-Glass are available at http://www.papercutz.com/classics/looking_glass/lookingpre1.html. The book is a full-color, 56-page hardcover, 6 1/2” x 9”, for the affordable price of $9.95; ISBN 978-1-59707-115-4.