Red Stylo, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
, Shakespeare's works are completely redone in numerous comic vignettes and pin-ups. Each work is unique and none of the artists have even similar styles, making this a wonderful compilation of not only Shakepeare-inspired stories, but also amazing serial art work.
hile I enjoyed every piece for one reason or another, three really stood out. First is Alex Cormack's
The Hamlen Murders
in a modern yet vintage comic style. Next is
The Play Is the Thing
by Shaun Noel and Andre Frattino. Frattino's highly-colored Sunday-funnies-like artwork plays well with Noel's story about a high school basketball team made up of famous Shakespeare characters. Last but not least, is Jeremy Whitley and Gabriel Dunston's
. Whitley's incredibly comic zombification of
along with Dunston's black, white, and red illustrations make the perfect, memorable ending to this anthology.
erial art fans who are familiar with Shakespeare's works will appreciate
. The varying artwork alone makes it worth it.
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