Comic artist Doug Skinner aims his poisoned pen at 52 works of classic literature—from The Iliad to Ubu Roi—whittling them down to four cartoon panels. It’s a constraint worthy of Georges Perec — an OuBapoian*collection of black humor guaranteed to set funny bones on fire.
Shorten the Classics is brilliant — albeit abbreviated — fun. If you want to read the classics, but don’t have time, this book is for you.
Grab a copy before it’s too late!
Shorten the Classics
Absurdist Texts & Documents #43
paperback; 116 pp.;
5.06 x 7.81 inches; $14
*Oubapo: Ouvroir de bande dessinée potentielle: ”workshop of potential comic book art”)