I often say, “I’m not really a graphic novel reader.” I can’t say that anymore. A more appropriate comment would be, “I don’t really read superhero graphic novels or manga.”
This weekend, I experienced an amazing graphic novel, Snow White, by Matt Phelan. I use the word experience, instead of read, because there were not many words. There didn’t need to be. The setting of this version was 1928 in New York City. To say it’s a modernized version of Snow White is both true and a little weird. Afterall, we’re about 90 years out from the roaring twenties and the onslaught of the great depression.
I’m not going to tell you anything more about the book, except the ending. Well, not really the ending because we all know what happens. It’s the way Matt Phelan creates a historically accurate and appropriate ending that makes this book a must read.
Matt Phelan has written three other graphic novels. I have requested all of them, and feel certain there will be a blog post about them in the near future.