What’s Happening at Graphic Classics
• For the month of December (only) we are running a special sale on Christmas Classics: Graphic Classics Volume 19. List price is $17.95. Special sale price is only $10. Also included are two free GC Christmas cards.
• Work is wrapping up on a revised third edition of the long-out-of-print Graphic Classics: H.G. Wells. New to this volume will be an adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau by David Hontiveros and Reno Maniquis, and a new version of The Time Machine, by Antonella Caputo and Craig Wilson. Returning from the second edition will be The Invisible Man by Rod Lott and Simon Gane, The Inexperienced Ghost by Tom Pomplun and Rich Tommaso, and The Star, illustrated by Brad Teare. With a new cover by Craig Wilson. Look for it in February 2014.
illustrations ©2013 Craig Wilson
illustrations ©2013 Reno Maniquis
• Following will be a unique entry in the GC series, Canine/Feline Classics: Graphic Classics Volume 25. This book will be half dog-themed stories, and half cat-themed stories. Included are stories by Ray Bradbury, P.G. Wodehouse, Robert J. Burdette, James Anthony Froude, O. Henry, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Franz Kafka, Saki, Joe R. Lansdale, Joseph Jacobs and Robert E. Howard. Plus a traditional Indian tale and poems by Carl Sandburg, Edward Lear, Oliver Goldsmith, H.P. Lovecraft and guest editor John Lehman. The two covers are by Toni Pawlowsky. The volume is in production, for June 2014 release.
illustrations ©2013 Milton Knight
• Artists for the book include John Findley, Shary Flenniken, Randy DuBurke, Shepherd Hendrix, Evert Geradts, Neale Blanden, Johnny Ryan, Dragan Kovacevic, Jeff Bonivert, Jim McMunn, Hunt Emerson, Senthil Kumar, Milton Knight, Vincent Stall, Lisa K. Weber, Mary Fleener, Lance Tooks, Skot Olsen, Pat Lewis, Allen Koszowski, and Peter Kuper.
• Diamond Comics Distributors, the largest distributor of comics and graphic novels in the world (including Graphic Classics®) has released their list of recommended titles for inclusion in the American Library Association's Common Core Standards curricula. Among the 101 featured titles are 22 Graphic Classics volumes.
The Common Core concerns basic standards in learning for all schools in the US, and a curriculum based on materials that fit those standards and topics. Common Core guidelines call for “non-traditional media," including graphic novels.
• Please check out our Special Offers page, featuring rare out-of-print and foreign language editions of Graphic Classics.
• Our collection of e-texts of the original stories from which Graphic Classics are adapted continues to grow. The collection will eventually encompass all GC stories and poems in the public domain.
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