An oversized slipcase art book elaborately illustrated by Mignola and extensively annotated by Snicket—in the form of inserted typewritten missives from the brink of madness. An old marionette given startling and charming new life in an edition like no other.
Carlo Collodi's classic stands as one of the strangest and darkest texts ever to be beloved by generations of children worldwide. Now, in this new Illuminated Edition from Beehive, it receives a full-text annotation from one of our great contemporary authors, and a vast suite of over fifty illustrations from one of the modern masters of illustration and visual storytelling. Together, Mignola and Snicket walk us through the wilds of Collodi's masterpiece and reintroduce us to its odd, wonderful music.
Snicket's annotations are presented on typewritten sheets, inserted by Snicket as his confrontation with Carlo Collodi's text drives him slowly mad. Across over one hundred annotations, and sixty two removable pages slipped in amongst Collodi's text, a parallel story of a writer’s journey through this great Italian fable unfolds. Snicket isn’t here to explain PINOCCHIO, or to give you historical context—he is encountering the text alongside you, speaking with it in the lyrical, hilarious, and poignantly insightful voice that makes him one of one of the great storytellers of our age. Mike Mignola's artwork populates Collodi's shadowed puppet-world with wonders, horrors, helpers, enigmas and everything in between, breathing new life into the charm, gloom and chaos of this beloved tale.
A stunning new entry in Beehive Books' celebrated, award-winning Illuminated Editions series, this volume is housed in a shimmering die-cut sculpturally embossed slipcase, printed on uncoated acid-free paper, and published in an oversized 9x12" trim format.
Publisher: Beehive Books
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 304 x 228 mm
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