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Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas
di Charles Vess (Illustratore)
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“The Book of Ballads and Sagas” gathers together master illustrator Charles Vess’s graphic novel series of the same name, in a very handsome hardbound edition. Each chapter takes on the story behind an ancient ballad (i.e., “Barbara Allen” or “Tam-Lin” or “The False Knight on the Road,” among a dozen or so others), and the graphic novel aspect is written by a series of important fantasy writers such as Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, Delia Sherman, Midori Snyder and Jane Yolen. At the end of each chapter, the original ballad is reprinted, presumably the oldest version that has (yet) been found although I’m not certain what criteria were used for that. In addition, an unfinished original saga by Mr. Vess is included, along with a discography (which mentions in particular many bands whose renditions were the first I ever heard of these songs, like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span). One can’t really be said to “finish” a book like this, because it’s meant to be savoured over and over again, for the beautiful artwork to the amazing storytelling, after which one simply must listen to the songs again too. Very highly recommended! ( )
A collection of prettily-illustrated interpretations of old Scottish and English ballads, adapted by various authors but illustrated with delicacy by Charles Vess.
Well writeen by an amazing list of top fantasy writers (Jane Yolen, Neil Gaiman, Charles DeLint), and illustrated in pen and ink by one of the best illustators in comics today. It's a pity there weren't more issues.
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The Book of Ballads and Sagas (Collected 1-4)
A brand-new collection of the Eisner Award-winning series! This award-winning compendium of English and Scottish fairy tales and folklore returns to print in a sumptuous new collection! Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess and featuring adaptations by Neil Gaiman - Vess' collaborator on the hugely successful Stardust - and a host of famous fantasy writers, this new edition also boasts never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches! * Charles Vess and legendary fantasy author Neil Gaiman were artist and writer respectively on Stardust, the acclaimed illustrated novel turned into a hugely successful movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. * Includes contributions from World Fantasy Award winner Charles de Lint (Moonheart; The Cats of Tanglewood Forest [illustrated by Charles Vess]); acclaimed fantasy writer Emma Bull (War for the Oaks; Bone Dance) and New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver; St. Da≤ She Walks These Hills) * Includes an extensive gallery of never-before-seen sketches and colour art by Charles Vess. * Outsized special Art Edition of the collection also available! "Each ballad is a little gem sparkling with restored vitality. It is all here: lust and humor, ghosts and demons, passion and terror, all the things that keep us up at night. What more could the fantasy reader desire?" - SciFiDimensions "Here Vess reaches the peak of his art, standing proudly with the 19th- and early 20th-century illustrators who influence him." - Publishers Weekly
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