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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cover Stories: Grimmer Tales by Erik Bergstrom

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There's a Cover Story over at Barnes and Noble's Unabashedly Bookish blog for Erik Bergstrom's GRIMMER TALES, a cracked fairytale cartoon book (which is undeniably hilarious, if a little dark). Some people have said they have trouble commenting on that blog -- it does require registration -- but swing by for the story in any case (he illustrated his own cover)!

Here's a teaser: "We ended up going with the cracked Humpty on the wall with his brains pouring out. I think of Humpty as the naughty narrator throughout the book (he makes several appearances), and Penguin really liked the king and his horses eating his runny brains...." Read the full story.