Fairy tales are often strange and surprising, and this anthology of fairy and folk tale comics only proves there’s a fairy tale for everyone, every style, and every lesson. What’s wackier than a prince who thinks he’s a rooster? Or a demure egg-obsessed couple who determine if all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t do it, they very well can. Inviting a crowd of some of the most famous names in comics illustration, Maus author Art Spiegelman and his editor wife Francoise Mouly gather together tales from all over the world. Some cautionary, some hilarious, some just silly, all the tales are vividly illustrated in distinct styles, and the larger format of the book makes everything just a little bit grander. Not only that, there’s a board game hidden in the book’s endpapers.
Little Lit: Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies
Edited by Art Speigelman and Francoise Mouly
RAW Junior Book, Harper Collins, 2000