Tales from the Brothers Grimm (Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Novels) Paperback
by Mazan. Edition Date:: 04/29/2008
Four fascinating tales by The Brothers Grimm come alive in these bold new comics adaptations by three incredible graphic novelists.  This edition of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED features both the well-loved tales of Hansel and Gretel’s trip to the Witch’s Gingerbread House and the Valiant Little Tailor’s thrilling encounter with Giants, as well as the lesser known tales of the Boy Who Wanted to Learn What Fear Was who stays in a haunted castle and a boy’s quest to snatch the Devil’s Three Golden Hairs.  Over the years, many elements from the original versions of these stories have either been omitted or blandly changed.  These adaptations strive to restore all of the excitement, magic, and thrills of the original classic tales, in a tasteful and thoughtful manner.
About the Author

Pierre Lavaud (a.k.a. Mazan) studied Plastic Arts and Fine Arts before he made his comics debut in 1990. His first work can be found in the first volume of Delcourt’s Children of the Nile, as well as in several German periodicals. That same year, Mazan took on The Winter of the World, a series published by Delcourt until 1995. In late 1996 and for the same publisher, he created The Brave Little Tailor, a comic adaptation of a tale by the Brothers Grimm, which appears in Papercutz’ Classics Illustrated Deluxe #2: “Tales from the Brothers Grimm.” Continuing to work in the young adult genre, Mazan completed an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s Learning to Shiver in 1998which also appears in Classics Illustrated Deluxe #2.
            Mazan continued to work for Delcourt following his Grimm’s Tales adaptations, and completed Philbert: The Pig’s All Good in 2000. A second volume of this title followed in 2004. The following year, he illustrated the first volume in the widely popular Donjon Monstres series from a script by Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar. He also contributed to the pocket book The Original and created a series of comic strips of The Dwarves Garden for Le Cycliste. Mazan is one of the founding members of the Workshop Sanzot, a studio based in Angoulême where he lives and works today.

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