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Fable Comics
Title : Fable Comics
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ISBN : 9781626721074
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 124

From classics like "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Grasshopper and the Ants" to obscure gems like "The Frogs Who Desired a King," Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York Times bestsellingFrom classics like "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Grasshopper and the Ants" to obscure gems like "The Frogs Who Desired a King," Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York Times bestselling Fairy Tale Comics' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.

Fable Comics Reviews

  • Dov Zeller

    This is a super fun book with a great collection of stories and styles. I enjoyed it the whole way through and met a few new graphic artists along the way. Did I have favorites? Sure. A strong start with Fox and Grapes by James Kochalka, as usual enthusiastically and charmingly absurd. Tom Gauld City Mouse and Country Mouse. And Sophie Goldstein Leopard Drums up Dinner. I loved Jaime Hernandez's Boy Who Cried Wolf (you can imagine the acrobatics) and all of George O'connor's cheeky myth-fables. [...]

  • Abby Johnson

    There's a little something for everyone in this collection of fables interpreted by different graphic artists. Many of the fables included are Aesop's, which kids may be familiar with, but there were definitely some new-to-me stories, as well. The contributors' styles vary and include cartoons and more traditional graphic-novel-style art as well as beautiful paintings (The Fox and the Crow, I'm looking at you!). Our elementary schools do a unit on traditional literature, which includes fables, a [...]

  • First Second Books

    We love this graphic novel! It's extremely handsome. Besides that, it's another of our anthology comics collection -- following NURSERY RHYME COMICS and FAIRY TALE COMICS.We're delighted to add FABLE COMICS to that list! It's full of classic fables, with all-new comics adaptations from some wonderful, creative, inspiring cartoonists. (And also adorable animals, because fables are always full of adorable animals.)Yay this!

  • Bea

    I think I liked this slightly better than Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists, which I read beforehand.One of my favorite things about this is how I read about new fables that I'd never hear of otherwise. It really was a learning experience, I think.That's it. Not really notable, but not to be forgotten either.Also, graphic novel format? Ugh why is it so simple yet so DIFFICULT the speech bubbles

  • Allie

    This rating/review is based on an ARC from netgalley.I like this new addition to the Nursery Rhyme Comics & Fairy Tale Comics family. I think these collections are strongest when there are more contributors, and this one was definitely stronger than Fairy Tale Comics. My favorites are my always-favorites: Eleanor Davis (The Old Man and Death) & Tom Gauld (The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse). But there are definitely artists I was unfamiliar with before this that I will definitely loo [...]

  • Sam

    Huge thank you to First Second for this ARC!Fables! Fables are pretty rad, and for younger readers, this collection is a great way to learn about fables through much looser and fun interpretations. It also allows readers to get exposed to a variety of different artists and styles, and I generally love collections like this, though some versions of the story worked better for me than others.My favourite stories in the collection were "The Fox and the Grape," "Leopard Drums Up Dinner," "The Hare a [...]

  • Katie Lawrence

    I think these collections of graphic retellings (fairy tales, fables, nursery rhyme) are brilliant! Not only do they give these classic stories a refreshing look and make the retellings engaging for kids, they also expose readers to a variety of comic/illustrative styles. I found I enjoyed comparing the drawing styles nearly as much as I enjoyed reading the stories and it was interesting reading about the authors at the end to see what their previous work has been. While some of the fables were [...]

  • Quintina

    NetGalley ARCFable Comics puts a fun and colorful spin on the traditional fable. Kids will be familiar with many of the fables included but there are some interesting lesser known tales. Students will definitely enjoy learning about these fables the graphic novel format.

  • Allison

    I will start with the fact that I struggle with compilations. There are some of the Fables in here that are amazing and others that I feel are lackluster. I just don't know if I would recommend this as a cover to cover read.

  • Jason

    Better than average anthology of fables retold in creative and humorous ways

  • Kim

    Received as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley.

  • Miss Sarah

    I'm not a huge graphic novel fan but I really enjoyed this collection of short fables. None were more than 6-7 pages and each moved fast. I loved seeing all the different artist styles and the bios at the end were laugh out loud funny. A great introduction to fables that didn't get long winded or boring. Elementary age and up.

  • Steph

    I love when talented people join up to create a compilation, and this is no exception! Love seeing the styles of so many cartoonists, and each fable is told in very different ways. But while I can appreciate the collection, the stories were hard for me to get into and I didn't end up reading everything, hence the 3-star rating.

  • Alicia

    A variety of contributors who illustrated Aesop's fables or other multicultural fables into digestible 2-5 page stories using animals to demonstrate their morals-- sometimes adding the moral or message at the end and others that even I didn't quite understand. Imaginative and creative, it's a great instructional tool but also enjoyed it for its entertainment value as well.

  • Ms. Ahart

    A truly excellent compilation of mini-comics: wide range of artists, some very wry and funny interpretations of familiar fables, and a few new-to-me fables since apparently Aesop formed my main knowledge base in this genre. Definitely going to check out Duffy's other compilations!

  • Sarah Fink

    Book filled with funny comics. Many different characters and many different jokes/stories. There is a clip in there with a hare and the tortoise.ny more words and a little more “Smack talk” between the two. Still a funny book!

  • Amanda Lee

    This is a great collection of fables illustrated as comics. Some have been modernized. I think this would be really useful to compare different versions of the same fable.

  • Kristin

    Mixed bag anthology of fable retellings and reimaginings. Some are good, some are so stripped down and rearranged that they're unrecognizable.

  • Pinky

    Excellent variety; clever retellings of the clever-est stories. Many favorites, including The Fox and the Grapes by James Kochalka (The Glorkian Warrior); The Hare and the Pig by Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost); and The Milkmaid and the Pail by Israel Sanchez. Looking forward to reading Fairy Tale and Nursery Rhyme Comics soon.

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  • Matt Sheffield

    Wonderfully illustrated and adapted. Funny and engaging for both children and adults.

  • OpenBookSociety.com

    openbooksociety/article/faFable ComicsBy Various Authors, Chris Duffy. EdBN 978-1-62672-07-4Author’s website: comicbooksareinterestingsBrought to you by OBS reviewer ScottReviewA fable is a short narrative usually encompassing a moral. After Aesop, they also usually contain anthropomorphized animals. But different cultures have different catalogues of stories such as these passed down from generation to generation, mostly by word of mouth. Just recently, fables have become popular again, and F [...]

  • Michelle

    This is the third compilation I've read edited by Duffy (the first two being Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics) and I'm sad to say that I enjoyed this one the least. I think what made Nursery Comics so enjoyable was that nursery rhymes are so short that it's easy to represent them (whether faithfully or with a twist) much more easily than something like a fairy tale or fable. Nursery Comics also felt much more like a sampler and curated collection of a variety of artists' work. Fairy ta [...]

  • Angela

    I liked seeing work from so many different artists. Some of the comics were really great. Others kinda fell flat for me but I'm not sure if that was because I was unfamiliar with a few of the traditional fables or just the modern spin on them?

  • Paula

    Twenty-eight familiar and lesser-known fables get the graphic treatment in this comic compendium. Following on the heels of Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics, Duffy has selected well-known cartoonists to put their spin on fables primarily from Aesop and a few from other cultures. Well-known allegories like “The Fox and the Grapes”, "The Hare and the Tortoise" and “The Dog and his Reflection" are here. But the familiar pastoral venues of these traditional fables are replaced by urb [...]

  • Cindy Hudson

    Fables are an age-old way to get a moral across through telling a story. We all know about how the lazy hare tanks in a “can’t-lose race” with a tortoise by being overconfident and neglecting to do the work to win. We may also have learned the lesson about not “crying wolf,” or telling a lie to get attention because people may not believe us when we tell the truth. Prominent graphic artists bring these tales and others to life in Fable Comics, a collection edited by Chris Duffy.Most, t [...]

  • Margie

    More than two thousand years ago, as the ancient historians write, a slave may have won his freedom with his storytelling. These tales he told were not long in length but each contained a powerful moral lesson. The slave was Aesop and his stories are called fables. Many fables use animals as characters helping readers to see faults or imperfections which may or may not be a part of their life choices or personality. These short instructions have been a part of our literary history for so long; t [...]

  • Melissa

    This was a nice little collection of famous fables, told in comic form with each done by a different artist. I liked that while Aesop's were featured heavily, they were not exclusive and it also included fables from other cultures around the world. However, with only a few pages per fable, I felt that some were stripped down past the point of recognition (while we know each one has a moral, I was hard-pressed to understand a few) or were altered so the original moral may no longer apply (the mos [...]

  • Payton Simone

    Fable Comics is first noticeable because of its bright cover and fun pictures. The book itself is a graphic novel, assembled the same way as a comic. I liked this book because it wasn't just one story by one author. The book is a series of short comics that were written by different authors. Each one has a different moral and some have no moral at all. Also all the art is different which keeps the book very interesting.Overall this is a great book for middle school kids who enjoy pictures more t [...]

  • Iris

    I liked the art styles of the following artists and some of the stories were funny.Tom Gauld - The Town Mouse and the Country MouseSophie Goldstein - Leopard Drums Up DinnerJennifer L. Meyer - Fox and CrowVery pretty but the art style was almost too dreamy and soft.Eleanor Davis - The Old Man and DeathThe red, yellow, and blue color scheme was great.Simone Lia - The Crow and the PitcherVera Brosgol - The Hare and the PigSuccinct and snappy.Liniers - The Mouse CouncilI liked how the mice drew the [...]