Synopses & Reviews
Experience literature's greatest epic as never before! This phenomenal new graphic novel retelling of Homer's classic epic is the creation of multitalented artist Sam Ita, author of the bestselling pop-up versions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Moby-Dick; and Frankenstein. Ita's amazing art and papercraft transport readers right to the heart of Odysseus's decade-long adventure, from a gatefold that brings you inside the mythical Trojan Horse to the movable oars on Odysseus's boat and a pull-tab in the Circe sequence that magically transforms a man into a pig.
The idea of combining a graphic novel with pop-ups is brilliant.”--Robert Sabuda Praise for Sam Ita's Frankenstein
Ita's poppingest gambits are thrilling
Even more impressive are the subtle movements; when was the last time you saw multiple levers used to illustrate slight changes in expression? Surprising, exciting, and even a bit haunting, this will be a hit with adults as much as their kids.” --Booklist
“The idea of combining a graphic novel with pop-ups is brilliant.”--Robert Sabuda "...plastered with fantastically dramatic pop-ups and other special effects... even newbies will be riveted by this nonstop, high-energy retelling. Homer himself would be agog." -- Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Sam Ita studied graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He apprenticed for five years with Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart on bestselling pop-up titles including America the Beautiful
and Encyclopedia Prehistorica
, and on Christmas cards for the Museum of Modern Art. His many creations for Sterling include Christmas Tree In-a-Box
and Van Gogh's Sunflowers In-a-Box
. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.