Fuse #8

Friday, April 27, 2007

It's Pronounced S'Poily

The Lemony Snicket books are coming out in paperback soon. This is a good thing. While I loved the original hardcover design, has any other librarian noticed that for all their eye-catching loveliness they last about as long as a well-used tissue? A Series of Unfortunate Events has few flaws inside their covers, but on the outside they all fray, tear, fade, and turn unbecomingly fuzzy after one or two reads.

So. Paperbacks. This is a good thing. They may actually last longer than their hardcover equivalents. But listen to what Fantagraphics Books discovered about all this:
Tales Designed to Thrizzle creator Michael Kupperman has landed a sweet gig, contributing a series of original strips titled "The Spoily Brats" to the new paperback editions of the best-selling A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket. From the preview sample, it looks like just exactly the combination of Snicketry and Thrizzlishness that you would expect.
What's it gonna look like? Observe.

The second coming of the penny dreadful is nigh. Hide your children, then read the books for yourselves.

Thanks to Dan at Whither Laffs for the link.

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At 9:19 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I think I have had to replace every single one of my hardback copies after about 6 months of use, and I am in a small school!


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