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Graphic Novels and Comics
Author: Erik Bergstrom
ISBN: 0452296021
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Pages 112 pages
Publisher Plume (December 9, 2009)
Language English
Category: Graphic Novels and Comics
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 881
ePUB size: 1133 kb
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eBook Grimmer Tales: A Wicked Collection of Happily Never After Stories download

by Erik Bergstrom

Erik Bergstrom has created a joyfully morbid masterpiece! A real treat for souls who like some sinister in their saccharine.

Erik Bergstrom has created a joyfully morbid masterpiece! A real treat for souls who like some sinister in their saccharine. Graced with such twisted insight and a unique drawing style, Bergstrom's is a voice I am sure we will get to hear a lot more from in the future. Erik Bergstrom can be found in New York City either scribbling on little pieces of paper or performing stand-up comedy. Originally from Minnesota, he graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and his art includes acrylic and digital work. Bergstrom has received awards from 3x3 Magazine and the . Society of Illustrators. Grimmer Tales is his first book.

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Grimmer Tales is a collection of funny and morbid cartoons on fairy tales by Erik Bergstrom. He has given classic tales his own twist, with tragic endings. Humpty Dumpty, Rapunzel, Gingerbread man, etc, are all victims of Erik Bergstrom's imagination. The troubling content of this book means it's not suitable for kids. My copy of the book seems to have a printing error where a few pages of cartoons are repeated, thankfully not much. It's a 112-page hardcover.

a wicked collection of happily never after stories. Wicked collection of happily never after stories.

The Cutting Room is a gorgeous space and Comedy Records helped me put together an album that is the most personal thing I've ever made with stories from my life, 11 years worth of silly one liners I love, my own artwork as the album cover, and just enough silly weird crowd work. I'm truly proud of 'Serious Goose' and thankful for everyone that attended Erik Bergstrom is a comedian and cartoonist who lives in New York City. His Comedy Central Half-Hour was released in 2016.

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The book consists of a series of extremely nasty comic-strips telling the aftermath of the classic folkloric fairy tales. For example, one running gag has Pinnocchio telling polite social lies in panel 1, while panel 2 depicts his sprouted nose gouging out the eye of some innocent (. "Cute baby! - stab").

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A hilarious collection of upended fairy tales that will recast your classic family favorites in an all-wrong light Remember those beloved fairy tales you read as a child? Where the damsel in distress is rescued by the handsome prince and then they all live happily ever after? Well Grimmer Tales is just like that. Minus the happy and the ever after! In these pages you'll find classic tales twisted, tweaked, and riddled with morbid humor. Little Boy Blue blows his brains out, Pinocchio impales his dentist when asked if he's been flossing and Rapunzel's head comes off at its stem when her prince charming climbs the tower. Get ready for your nostalgia-o-meter to flicker enthusiastically while shivers course up your spine at the all-wrong acts committed by the heroes and heroines of yesteryear.
I have a morbid sense of humor and this book satisfied it somewhat. But I expected more prose with the cartoons. That would have made it more satisfying. Be sure you don't mind gore, blood and maudlin ideas.
If the Shrek films attempted to update a generation on the fairy tales and nursery rhymes we grew up with, then Bergstrom's book calls it's bluff. Grimmer Tales is a collection of all our childhood favorites, but with hilariously morbid twists. What if we caught The Gingerbread Man (and showed him what a condescending jerk he is)? What if Rapunzel let down her hair (but neglected simple biology)? What if Pinocchio is just being polite with his lies (which are still dangerous for his loved ones)?

Grimmer Tales is a funny and original spin on the stories we only thought we knew.
At once both whimsical and fantastically grotesque, Grimmer Tales is an imaginative and beautifully rendered masterpiece of dark humor. It's always a hit at gatherings with friends and family, never failing to evoke snickers, gasps, and unstoppable laughter.
Erik Bergstrom is amazing and this book is hilarious!
THis was a hit with my 25 and 30 yr old sons. We couldn't quit laughing. The illustrations were perfect.
This book may have been ruined for me by all the positive reviews before I bought it, but I have to say I wasn't so impressed. For the record I like dark and twisted and funny -- I just feel this didn't live up to the hype. It's not awful, and there are a few revamped fairytales that make you cringe (in a good way) but I have to say that I wasn't blown away. I know people don't love the negative review, but I felt like I should be honest and warn people that while it has clever moments, this probably isn't worth the money...
This book is hilarious and full of great art. If you like morbid comic strips it's a book for you.
Throwing off the chains of political correctness, artist Eric Bergstrom has embraced the grim in fairy tales. While recent years have seen the softening of the often brutal, frightening and politically motivated tales of yore, Bergstrom has been quietly rebelling, reinterpreting and illustrating those familiar stories, returning them to their original intention. Childhood nostalgia aside, the original fairy tales were cautionary, meant to instill a healthy fear or political awareness rather than to aid a child in drifting off to slumber. So, page by page, the author peels away years of niceties, whether in "Three Blind Mice", "Rapunzel" or "Little Boy Blue."

Not for the faint of heart- or impressionable children- adults will appreciate the macabre twist as Rapunzel's hair leads to her demise rather than her rescue and the frog that turns into a prince unfortunately retains some of his more earthy attributes. Pinocchio does some fatal damage as lies tumble from his lips, Goldilocks gets quite a surprise and Sleeping Beauty suffers from serious malnourishment.

Quirky, kinky, irreverent and frequently brilliant, Bergstrom has compiled a refreshing chamber of horrors for those brave enough to peruse and frustrated with the watering down of ageless stories that once induced nightmares and now provide insipid little lessons far removed from their ancestors. With vivid drawings and acerbic wit, the author has created a book of fairy tales reconstructed for grownups- and anyone else who craves a bone-chilling dose of fright. While Hansel and Gretel eat themselves into a sugar coma, the wild characters of Bergstrom's imagination run rampant through the pages of this book. Luan Gaines/2009.