24 September 2010

Little Prince Graphic Novel

Coming to a bookstore near you, The Little Prince as a graphic novel!
....drawings by acclaimed French cartoonist Joann Sfar. HMH will release an initial printing of 50,000 copies of the English-language edition on October 18,

...The idea for the project originated with the Saint-Exupéry estate, which reached out to Sfar. In an e-mail interview, the artist explained that he initially thought it was “a bad idea because there are already drawings in the original text.” However, Sfar became inspired by the idea of illustrating the narrator, who never appears in the original illustrations...

Sfar also said that the project “would be a great way to demonstrate that a graphic novel is not an illustrated book. I feel there is a specificity in comic book storytelling which allows a different path than illustration.”...

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