Leonard Marcus

Nursery Rhyme Comics - Autographed

Features an introduction by Leonard Marcus

First Second is very proud to present Nursery Rhyme Comics. Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today’s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators, this is a groundbreaking new entry in the canon of nursery rhymes treasuries. From New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s “There Was a Crooked Man” to Bad Kitty author Nick Bruel’s “Three Little Kittens” to First Second’s own Gene Yang’s “Pat-a-Cake,” this is a collection that will put a grin on your face from page one and keep it there. Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers. Chock full of engaging full-color artwork and favorite characters (Jack and Jill! Old Mother Hubbard! The Owl and the Pussycat!), this collection will be treasured by children for years to come.
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Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age Exhibition Catalog - Autographed
Leonard S. Marcus

Signed by Guest Curator Leonard S. Marcus and/or an array of featured artists. Extremely limited quantities.

Exhibition catalog for Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, February 10 - May 26, 2019.

40 pages, full color. Includes essay "Comics in Context: The Graphic Novel Makes Its Mark" by Leonard S. Marcus, Guest Curator:

"As a rapidly evolving artform, the graphic novel continues to explore the vast middle ground between the picture book and text-only narrative and the surpisingly porous boundary that lies between the illustrated book and film. It manages all this while fostering a uniquely immersive reading experience." - Leonard S. Marcus

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The Wand In The Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy - Autographed
Leonard Marcus

What kind of child were you? When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Why do you write fantasy?

"Fantasy," writes Leonard S. Marcus, "is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable and to reveal our own ‘real’ world in a fresh and truth-bearing light." Few have harnessed this power with the artistry, verve, and imagination of the authors encountered in this compelling book. How do they work their magic?

Finely nuanced and continually revealing, Leonard S. Marcus’s interviews range widely over questions of literary craft and moral vision, as he asks thirteen noted fantasy authors about their pivotal life experiences, their literary influences and work routines, and their core beliefs about the place of fantasy in literature and in our lives.
Back matter includes an index.

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