The stage becomes the page

cartoonShakespeare offers full folio, unexpurgated editions of the plays including a useful glossary

cartoonShakespeare offers the memorable real-life action of a play in the popular ‘graphic novel’ format, while maintaining the intimate relationship with the written text

cartoon
Shakespeare
can be used as an additional teaching resource, as Shakespeare is on the curriculum of every exam board for English, for both GCSE and A Level

cartoon
Shakespeare
acts as a stimulating learning resource, giving readers additional visual contextual information and direction

Don't just read it ... see it!

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WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:

‘It’s a marvellous twitchy performance from Zarate’s cartoon Othello … the more anxious the hero, the closer the artist follows his darting eyes.…’ – The Guardian

‘Having found the story boring before, I think it is a good idea to have pictures. They give it atmosphere, as if you are watching a play. It has helped bring the play to life.’
Sonita, 15, Leyton High School

‘The series constitutes an excellent unpatronising introduction to Shakespeare.’ –
The Financial Times

‘Even if you don’t understand some of the language you can follow what’s happening from the expressions on the characters faces.’
Jill, 14, Sanders Draper School

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: OSCAR ZARATE

Oscar Zarate is a prize-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels. Born in Buenos Aires, he initially studied architecture and worked in advertising, before moving to Europe with the intention of becoming a comic artist.

Zarate started illustrating children's books before moving onto a comic adaptation of Marlowe’s Faustus. He then worked on many of the world famous titles from the ‘For Beginners’ and ‘Introducing’ series. The most notably being Freud for Beginners, which is still a bestseller, and Introducing Evolutionary Psychology, one of the books attributed to be an inspirational source in the creation of the film The Matrix.

After producing short stories for several European magazines he went on to create several graphic novels, including A Small Killing, with writer Alan Moore, and Its Dark in London. He currently lives in London.

Title: Othello
Author: William Shakespeare
Illustrator: Oscar Zarate
Price: £9.99 ISBN: 1-904104-08-8
Extent: 136 pages Size: 208 mm x 140 mm

 

 

To order this book click on the cover

 

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

‘Wonderful cartoon version - Viola in black leather, Olivia as a vamp, Sir Toby Belch clutching a copy of Sporting Life.’ – The Catholic Herald

‘The series constitutes an excellent unpatronising introduction to Shakespeare’ – The Financial Times

‘Even if you don’t understand some of the language you can follow what’s happening from the expressions on the characters faces.’
Jill, 14, Sanders Draper School

‘Fabulous … it could totally revolutionise children’s attitudes.’ – The Yorkshire Post

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: JOHN HOWARD

John Howard is a world-renowned painter and illustrator. After he graduated from the Camberwell School of Art, in Fine Art (Painting), he combined teaching with his painting. Traveling extensively in Europe, he soon built a reputation for his unique style, in particular for his large semi-abstract paintings in spray paint and photo-realism work.

Howard moved to New York and began a parallel career in illustration, working for publishing, advertising and corporate clients. In this field he has won many awards, notably eight from the New York and Los Angeles Society of Illustrators.

His work is currently in the permanent display at The Library of Congress and the MTA, in New York.

Title: Twelfth Night
Author: William Shakespeare
Illustrator: Oscar Zarate
Price: £9.99 ISBN: 1-904104-09-6
Extent: 136 pages Size: 208 mm x 140 mm

 

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