8 Brilliant Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classic Books - The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy BlogDuring the summer, I always get ambitious with my reading plans, and every year, they usually involve picking up a classic I never got around to reading. A modern reimagining of the classic novel, Jane is in the world of the elite and secretive New Yorkers. Shirley Jackson, thanks to Netflix, is more of a household name, though many may still not have read her classic works of horror. If someone had let me read the graphic novel of The Odyssey in high school instead of the brain-wrenchingly-long original text, I would have been SO excited. The classic epic, along with its counterpart, The Iliad, have been illustrated in engaging watercolor and bold colors to give new life to one of the most infamous journeys in literature. The Tim Burton—esque style of art perfectly capture the eerie world of Dr. Frankenstein as he explores his scientific experiments.
9 Graphic Novel Adaptations Of Classic Books
My appreciation for the graphic novel form has been slowly building since the first one that found its way into my hands. What I found was that the graphic novel form is both extremely accessible to a wide variety of readers and incredibly insightful. The artwork helped me to understand the emotional elements of the story that I may have otherwise missed. It was a revelation. Now, as a teacher, I have seen how graphic novels can allow my students to engage with a text in a way that they would not have if I had just handed them pages of text and asked them to read. I now keep a close watch out for graphic novel adaptations of books that we might read in school, something I can use as a supplement or an introduction.
Classics are the books that have withstood the test of time, the books that have become pillars within our literary canon. Literature is filled with classic books whose stories that have lingered in the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Good news for fans of the classics: there are tons of innovative graphic novels that are putting their own artistic twists on your favorite stories. OK, so let's be real: as great as classics can be, they can also often be long, dense, and hard for contemporary readers to get through. But graphic novels are the exact opposite of that.
These adaptations aim to honor and embellish rather than replace the books on which they are based—because how could they? Here are 8 book-to-graphic novel adaptations that serve as impressive companions to their source material. Add to Bag. Fordham visuals the book in a classic style that feels appropriate to a story of childlike reverie concealing undercurrents of racism, injustice, and heroism in a sleepy southern town. The twisty-turny narrative explores issues of crime, race, and peer pressure as Steve documents his own circumstances in ways that leave his guilt or innocence—and even the notion of what it means to be innocent—up to the reader. Would we be welcome? Here, the two are joined by the similarly accomplished Scott Hampton to tell the story of ex-con Shadow and Mr.
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