The Last Knight

Tuesday, April 1, 2003  By  Jennifer Webb     No comments

Will Eisner is a giant in the comics field, having turned his hand to many different kinds of stories over the years. It’s easy to see why he’s so revered, even in a work as brief as The Last Knight. The Last Knight is a comic picture book that introduces young readers to Miguel de Cervantes’ classic Don Quijote. Eisner’s retelling is faithful and literate, but the real joy of this book is in the pictures: his Don Quijote is perfect, from his drooping mustache to his wild-eyed enthusiasm for the lost ideals of knighthood. The ink and watercolor artwork really shines. The Last Knight will fit seamlessly into a children’s collection as a graphic novel and a supplement to a classic work of literature; the reading level is that of an easy chapter book. Fans of knights in armor and slapstick humor can just enjoy the silliness of it all.

The Last Knight
ISBN: 1561632538
By Will Eisner
NBM Publishing, 2001

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