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I'm Reading Comeeks

I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Illustrated Classics

 The Red Shoes and Other Tales - Metaphrog

Three Hans Christian Andersen tales, the Red Shoes, the Glass Case and the Little Match Girl beautifully illustrated and presented here.


I loved the subdued tones and highlights throughout the artwork.  The depictions of the feet dancing away with the red shoes and the poor girl with her stump legs were not gruesome, completely clean, no blood or bone, but somehow that just made the whole thing creepier yet.


Each of these three stories has something of the creepy to it, something other worldly, creating a nice collection to read together.  The Glass Case, was to me the most bizarre and creepy and kept me thinking afterward what exactly happened.


Would be a good introduction to Hans Christian Andersen.