One of the joys of working in a libreria is getting to browse all of the up-and-coming books that are hitting the stores. The Bookseller had a special issue this week about graphic novels and manga. I’m intrigued by the concept of graphic novels; the artistry, story telling, social implications, etc. Anyway, all of this is to say that I stumbled across:
Yep, Shakespeare is going manga. This particular publisher is selfmadehero. But you can also find the bard done in “comic book treatment” with original text “stiffen the senews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage, then lend the eye a terrible aspect”, or plain text “we must tighten our muscles, stir up our blood and hide our chivalry behind faces of rage. We must give our eyes a terrifying look” and my favorite, quick text “get a fierce look in your eyes.” Available through Classical Comics.
Oh yes, the times are a’changin, but I think ol’will would have to be pleased.