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Sharaz-de: Tales from the Arabian Nights

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Publisher Comments:

A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Featuring tales filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but ever at their center the passions of gods and men.

Review:

"The late Toppi has been a longtime star of the European comics scene, yet English translations of his highly regarded works have been hard to come by for years. Sharaz-De, published in lavish hardcover, shows his exquisite illustrations at their best. The tale is familiar: faced with execution in the morning, Sharaz-De spins tale after tale for her barbaric king, with each story delaying her impending doom. Two chapters are given over to vibrant watercolors, adding a psychedelic undertone to the tightly woven ink work elsewhere, as jinn, devils, and selfish men do battle upon the pages. Toppi does not use conventional comic panels, but allows his illustrations to sprawl behind and around them, with a singular illustration depicting multiple aspects of the story depending on where your eye first lands. A foreword from Walter Simonson pays tribute to the artist, who died in August, 2012. The Tales from the Arabian Nights may be well enough known, but Toppi's unparalleled skill at twisting fine art, design, and comic book structure together render this a real treat." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Sergio Toppi began his career in illustration working in advertising and working for renowned Italian publisher Utet. His work has been displayed in the “Masters of the European Comic Book” exhibit at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and in the Museum of Comic Art in Angoulême.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936393480
Publisher:
Archaia
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Author:
Toppi, Sergio
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 16

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General

Sharaz-de: Tales from the Arabian Nights
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Product details 224 pages Archaia Entertainment - English 9781936393480 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The late Toppi has been a longtime star of the European comics scene, yet English translations of his highly regarded works have been hard to come by for years. Sharaz-De, published in lavish hardcover, shows his exquisite illustrations at their best. The tale is familiar: faced with execution in the morning, Sharaz-De spins tale after tale for her barbaric king, with each story delaying her impending doom. Two chapters are given over to vibrant watercolors, adding a psychedelic undertone to the tightly woven ink work elsewhere, as jinn, devils, and selfish men do battle upon the pages. Toppi does not use conventional comic panels, but allows his illustrations to sprawl behind and around them, with a singular illustration depicting multiple aspects of the story depending on where your eye first lands. A foreword from Walter Simonson pays tribute to the artist, who died in August, 2012. The Tales from the Arabian Nights may be well enough known, but Toppi's unparalleled skill at twisting fine art, design, and comic book structure together render this a real treat." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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