Delphine by Richard Sala

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Richard Sala’s graphic novel retelling of Snow White recasts the fairy tale as a chiller from the Prince’s perspective.

A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming’s perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation. Yes, there will be blood. Originally serialized as part of the acclaimed international “Ignatz” series, Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala’s virtuosity just as much as last year’s full-color post-apocalyptic horror fantasy The Hidden did — punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks. Yes

About Richard Sala

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Richard Sala grew up in Chicago and now spends his time in Berkeley, CA. His graphic novels include Mad Night , Peculia , Peculia and the Groon Grove Vampires , Maniac Killer Strikes Again! , The Ghastly Ones , The Chuckling Whatsit , Cat Burglar Black , Delphine , and The Hidden .
Published January 18, 2013 by Fantagraphics. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inspired by Snow White, Sala’s era-conflating fairy tale is coated in the kind of atmosphere the artist is known for: a creepy, gnarled darkness that evokes German Expressionism, Universal horror film

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