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Fractured Fables

A few months ago I posted this about the upcoming book “Fractured Fables” from Silverline Books. At the time I believed I would be one of the book’s contributors. I believed this because I was asked to write a short (which I did) and was assigned an artist to handle the artwork; Marla Campbell also did the coloring on the pages.

Unfortunately, I was informed today that the story didn’t make the cut.

So if you preordered the book or were thinking about picking it up next month with the hopes of finding a story written by me in it, you’re going to be disappointed. Jeremy Scott still has a piece in it (and it’s great), but I figured I’d give you folks a bit of a heads-up.

Sigh,

-Shady

NOTE: Before you read the post below, read this post.

Next summer, Silverline Books will release the hardcover, kid-friendly anthology “Fractured Fables” nationwide.

The anthology’s lineup is pretty fantastic, including all-new work from Bryan Talbot (“Alice in Sunderland”), Doug TenNapel (“Earthworm Jim”) and Ted McKeever (“Transit”), to name a few.

For some reason, they invited yours truly to take part in the anthology, too.

“Fractured Fables” is exactly that: Classic children’s stories and fairy tales taken apart, messed with, and put back together. I chose to do a twisted version of “Rub-A-Dub-Dub,” which artist Seth Damoose then illustrated. Longtime friend/collaborator Marla Campbell handled the coloring on the four-page story.

There isn’t a hard release date yet for the anthology, but an abbreviated preview will be available on Free Comic Book Day next year (Saturday, May 1st, 2010). “Rub-A-Dub-Dub” will not appear in the preview, but it’s still definitely worth picking up. Especially because it’s FREE!

It’s still a ways off, and I’ll be sure to promote the book more as we get closer to the release date, but they just sent out a press release so I thought I’d put the word out there now.

Oh, and did I mention that the cover was done by Mike and Laura Allred (“Madman Atomic Comics”)? Yeah, it was. Check it out below, and click on the image to see a larger version.

Fractured Fables

Messing with kids since I was one,

-Shady

Old Poop!