Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fantagraphics Books Collects "Delphine"
128-page two-color (with some full color) 7.25" x 10" hardcover • $24.99
A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace.
Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming's perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation: Yes, there will be blood.
Originally serialized as a multiple Ignatz Award-nominated deluxe comic book series, Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala's virtuosity — punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks.
"Richard Sala is an artist, a superb craftsman and a very funny man." – Gahan Wilson
"I adore Richard Sala's Delphine." – Junot Diaz
"Richard Sala’s take on Snow White is as beautiful as it is macabre." – Comic Book Resources
ABOUT THE CARTOONIST: Richard Sala lives in Berkeley, California. His artwork been exhibited internationally and his animated serial "Invisible Hands" appeared on MTV's Liquid Television. He has done illustrations for many magazines and newspapers, including Esquire, Newsweek, Playboy, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and for work by writers including Lemony Snicket and Jack Kerouac. Delphine is his eighth book for Fantagraphics.