Little Lit by Lemony Snicket
It Was a Dark and Silly Night...

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We planted a seed in some of the most fertile minds of the planet: cartoonists, novelists, and children's book artists. We asked them to start a story with the words:

It Was a Dark and Silly Night...

We wanted to know...What happened next???

What grew from the seed is this generous, chock-full, over-the-top jungle of silly comic book stories that show how rich the human imagination is. Lemony Snicket and Richard Sala imagined a dark and silly night where a young girl chases after a Yeti. Neil Gaiman and Gahan Wilson imagined a dark and silly night where kids throw the greatest party they ever had...in a graveyard! William Joyce tells us about kids whose Silly Ray saves the world from warrior florists. This collection of wild and silly imaginings will tickle your funny bone for years to come.

Featuring: Lemony Snicket • Neil Gaiman • William Joyce • Kaz • Art Spiegelman • J. Otto Seibold • Vivian Walsh • Gahan Wilson • Barbara McClintock • Richard Sala • Martin Handford • R. Sikoryak • Patrick McDonnell • Tony Millionaire • Carlos Nine • Basil Wolverton • Joost Swarte

 

About Lemony Snicket

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Artist and writer Art Spiegelman is a teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the creator of Maus, a graphic novel that depicts his father's struggles in Hitler's Europe, and which earned Spiegelman a Pulitzer Prize. Fran?oise Mouly "? has worked as the art editor for?The New Yorker?since 1993 and?is the publisher and Editorial Director of TOON Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press. In 1980, Mouly?founded the pioneering comics anthology RAW with her husband, Art Spiegelman. Born in Paris, she studied architecture at the Beaux Arts and moved to New York in 1974. She has been named chevalier in the order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and?in 2011, she was awarded France's highest honor, the Legion of Honneur
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Raw Junior. 48 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Under the proud banner, “Comics—they’re not just for grown-ups anymore!” the editors of RAW Magazine call on 17 contributors for a dozen cartoon folktales or folktale spin-offs, five single-page or spread-sized visual puzzles and two role-playing board games.

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in a deliberately error-strewn painting, and Black Hole's Charles Burns contributes a gruesome scratchboard hide-and-seek that exhorts readers to ""find all the snakes and eggs in this picture!"" But by far the most adventuresome item comes from Jimmy Corrigan author Chris Ware, who turns the end...

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For this third Little Lit anthology, Spiegelman and Mouly asked contributors to start a story with the phrase "It was a dark and silly night."

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More benign picks include an exhausting maze game by Lewis Trondheim, and Barbara McClintock's buoyant story of a shadow that breaks loose.

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A whole roster of famous cartoonists and children's book illustrators join forces on this nifty collection of favorite and new tales retold in comic-book style.

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