Synopses & Reviews
A breathtaking, wildly original spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Harper Design's Snow White is boldly and beautifully reimagined by acclaimed artist Camille Rose Garcia, the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Delivering a fresh take on a vintage fairy tale, Garcia's dark and Disneyesque art, with its vivid colors and luscious, dripping blacks, will weave a spell around fans of illustrated books from Daniel Egnéus's Little Red Riding Hood to Femke Hiemstra's Rock Candy—and it's the perfect escape into fantasy for anyone excited about Mirror, Mirror, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins and Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.
"Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who's the fairest one of all?"
Originating in seventeenth-century French folklore, the story of Snow White has long been one of the world's most memorable childhood tales.
It is the story of an evil queen determined to do away with a girl—with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony—who threatens the queen's quest to remain the most beautiful in her kingdom. This new gift edition presents the unabridged version of the Grimms' tale, with an original interpretation by renowned artist Camille Rose Garcia that artfully combines wit and dark romance.
About the Author
Wilhelm Grimm and his brother Jacob are famous for their classical collection of folk songs and folktales, especially for Childrens and Household Tales, generally known as Grimms Fairy Tales.
Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, where she visited Disneyland and went to punk shows with the other disenchanted youth of that era. Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society. Her work has been displayed internationally and featured in numerous magazines, including Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and Modern Painter. In 2007, a retrospective of her work, titled Tragic Kingdom, was on display at the San Jose Museum of Art, accompanied by a catalog of the same name. She has also written and illustrated a children's book, The Magic Bottle. The recipient of the Stars of Design award from the Pacific Design Center, she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest after thirty-eight years in Los Angeles.