So I’m sure some of you have already seen these, but my MIL saw both the Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility graphic novels published by Marvel this past year or so at the NCTE (National Conference for Teachers of English) in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and so kindly pointed them out to me. Here are a few of my favorite covers from the five Pride and Prejudice installments:
And a couple covers from the 4 installments of Sense and Sensibility:
Like? I especially like the vintage magazine cover-style of the Pride and Prejudice covers and the strong graphic nature of the grass in the first Sense and Sensibility image.
Here’s a sample of the comic style within (click to enlarge):
I can’t remember exactly which page I found it on but there’s a link in the comments on one of Marvel’s Pride and Prejudice pages to Flickr artist ArtGhost‘s graphic novel of the same novel she did just for fun. Her artwork is definitely worth sharing:
I guess it was only a matter of time before Pride and Prejudice was turned into a comic book with the growing commercialization of everything Austen. I think that the graphic novels would reach a different and perhaps new audience and incite some interest in the original books themselves, but what would Jane Austen think? Not afraid to parody her own work, ArtGhost created an original response comic called Austen’s Revenge:
Would Jane Austen be turning in her grave more than not with all the retellings and adaptations out there today, and which is your favorite – the slick, Marvel Hollywood Elizabeth or the more traditional, simple sketch-like Lizzie?
All I know for certain is that I have another item to add to my Christmas List.