Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Book of Ballads

Pen-and-ink artist Charles Vess has collected a number of traditional ballads in graphic novel format. Some well-known writers, including Neil Gaiman, collaborated in adapting the ballads to script, which Vess then illustrated. The end result is a strong collection and a fun, interesting read. Vess's artwork is superb and at times haunting. His style is well-suited to the tales in those old ballads from the British Isles.


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