The Envious Siblings - And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes

Author(s): Landis Blair; Anon

Words

Eight gleefully macabre rhyming vignettes by an award-winning comics artist, as delightful as they are deadly.


Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair's surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of kids merrily plays a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart. These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings--a living room, a subway car, a playground--and spin them in a nightmarish direction.


Envious Siblings heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent, and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Charles Addams, Shel Silverstein, and Tim Burton.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780393651621
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : October 2019
  • : 2.302 Centimeters X 18.4 Centimeters X 18 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Landis Blair; Anon
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 240