Masterpiece Comics adapts a variety classic literary works with the most iconic visual idioms of twentieth-century comics. Dense with exclamation marks and lurid zip-a-tone, R. Sikoryak's parodies remind us of the sensational excesses of the canon, or, if you prefer, of the economical expressiveness of classic comics from Superman to Peanuts.
In "Blond Eve", Dagwood and Blondie are ejected from the Garden of Eden into their archetypal suburban home; Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray is re-imagined as a foppish Winsor McCay character; and Camus' Stranger as a brooding, chain-smoking Golden-Era Superman.
Sikoryak’s classics have appeared in landmark anthologies such as RAW and Drawn & Quarterly all of which are collected in Masterpiece Comics, along with brilliant new graphic literary satires. He is an illustrator for the New Yorker and his animation has been featured on the Daily Show with John Stewart.
“A provocative collision.”–Entertainment Weekly
“A brilliant parable about literature, history and what telling stories tells us about ourselves.”–Toronto Star
“Disconcerting and fascinating... a canny fusion of overlapping fictional legacies”–Globe and Mail
Drawn & Quarterly, hardback, 64 pages, published September 2009
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 04 June, 2009.