March 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
Ever since coming across Graphics Classics‘ Gothic Classics edition featuring graphic novel adaptations of Northanger Abbey, The Mysteries of Udolpho and Carmilla, I’ve been a big fan of the Graphics Classics collection, and own several editions. Today I came across another publisher specializing in graphic novel adaptations, Self Made Hero. Self Made Hero’s publications are very different from those of Graphics Classics and both publishers provide something unique. Self Made Hero’s editions are scrappier, edgier but with less focus on classic or obscure literature. Self Made Hero’s comic book stylings will make them more appealing to some, while Graphics Classics illustration-heritage graphics will be preferred by others. I’m keen to order several editions from SMH from their Eye Classics, Crime Classics and Graphic Biography collections, including of course an adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s 1759 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.