Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0695, Tuesday, 19 September 1995.
From: John Boni <
Date: Monday, 18 Sep 1995 09:06:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 6.0692 Some Assorted Questions
Comment: Re: SHK 6.0692 Some Assorted Questions
Laurence Manley asks about Shakespeare comic books. If I recall right, it is
Workman Press in Pittsburgh that has produced several very nice illustrated
versions--of *Lear*, *Othello*, and *Macbeth*. These all include a complete
text of the play, and each engages a well known current comics artist. I find
the *Othello* particularly engaging, since the artist uses a somewhat cinematic
style, breaking the frame in certain situations, and developing images in an
intriguing fashion. Perhaps there are other sources, and perhaps Workman has
added to its list by now; I bought mine a year or so ago. Oh, and they cost a
bit more than even the Classic Comics of my (long gone) youth, which were
fifteen cents, as I recall; these are about $6.95, but very nice.