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This is a Graphic Novel adaptation of a Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale. It is the story of a discharged soldier who, homeless and destitute, agrees to a deal with the Devil. For seven years he must wear the pelt of a bear, and neither bathe, shave, cut his hair or nails, nor sleep in a bed. If he dies during the seven years, he will lose his soul, but if he survives he will be the wealthiest man in the world. 80 pp. b/w.
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This book is intended to build on the recent resurgence of interest in fairy tales as both timeless entertainment and deep wells of sociological and psychological information. Mass-media adaptations of these tales have invariably distorted their symbolic content to please current narrative tastes. The goal of the Bearskin project is to give the modern audience a faithful retelling of some of the old stories, with their original archetypal elements intact, as well as to flavor each story with a distinct visual interpretation.
Bearskin is the first book published by TheComic.com, a non-incorporated venture into the realm of independent comics and E-commerce. It is centered on a web page which features a free, serialized online comic book, Deus Ex Machina, as well as an online store for Bearskin-related merchandise. Bearskin was published with the help of a grant from the Xeric Foundation. This is an organization whose purpose is to give financial assistance to comic book self-publishers, on the basis of originality, literary and artistic merit, and commitment to the medium. Bearskin received the maximum Xeric Grant for spring 1998.From the Back Cover:
Praise for BEARSKIN: (from learned dead people)
"Two Thumbs Up!" -- Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
"A Mythic Journey with all the trappings." -- Joseph Campbell
"A real Oddyssey." -- Homer
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Book Description Thecomic.Com, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1893131009
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Book Description Thecomic.Com, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111893131009