Delphine

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January 2013

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• Ignatz Award Nominee: Outstanding Series (2007 & 2009), Outstanding Artist (2009), Outstanding Story (2007)

“I adore Richard Sala’s
Delphine.” – Junot Diaz

A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming’s perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting.

This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation: Yes, there will be blood.
Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala’s virtuosity – punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks.

“A wild cackle of frights steeped in the grand gothic tradition of Edward Gorey.” –
Booklist

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“Sala’s high-class horror sensibility is equal parts sinister and gleeful: a wild cackle of frights steeped in the grand gothic tradition of Edward Gorey… Sala’s quavery lines dish out plenty of unsettling images, and he ratchets up the eeriness with stylized, hand-drawn lettering.”

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“Richard Sala’s take on Snow White is as beautiful as it is macabre.”

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“We're used to fairy tales telling the story of a journey by a girl from innocence to the real world. Delphine inverts the gender of those classic tales, but uses those familiar tropes to tell a familiar story. Richard Sala treads a world of metaphor and allusion, a world that feels as familiar as Grimm's Fairy Tales and as mysterious as our own heart.”