GRIMMS MÄRCHEN OHNE WORTE/ GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES WITHOUT WORDS
Graphic Fairy Tales
About 80 pages
about 80 illustrations
On the occasion of the 2013 Grimm Year: their Greatest Hits in instrumental versions
“A quirky alternative to the oral tradition of the Grimms: a highly striking graphic novel without a singe word. … the well-known tales as they have never been seen before.” new books in german spring 2013
We all love Grimm’s Fairy Tales. But just among us: the two brothers were quite a pair of blabbermouths. It is not surprising that their extensive dictionary project never got passed the letter “e” – whoever is so extravagant with letters soon stands there with empty hands. And it happened the way it was supposed to happen: one of them talked himself to death and the other turned a deaf ear. Quite a monument to our modern society.
Isn’t there too much talking going on these days? More than a third of all marriages end in divorce, wars take place across the globe and talk shows dominate the TV schedules, all because of this incomprehensible urge to talk and talk and talk. And haven’t we all wanted a Best-of album from the Bee Gees or Jan Delay – but one only with instrumental versions?
For you, dear reader, we have now accomplished what has been long overdue, finally clearing up the whole fairy tale mess once and for all in the process. Feng Shui in fairyland, so to say. You get to the point much quicker without all that ballast; you can figure out how many dwarves there are at a glance. Who eats who? Who kisses who? And how all the participants look a proper Charlie.
The most famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm have now been fantastically resurrected, congenially converted and illustrated by Frank “2F” Flöthmann. As silent movie versions suitable for illiterate uncles, small children and Swedish au pair girls of all ages. What do you have to say about that? Hopefully nothing.
Little Red Riding Hood
Hansel and Gretel
The Valiant Little Tailor
Town Musicians of Bremen
The Frog Prince
The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
Hans in Luck
Puss in Boots
Snow-White and Rose-Red
Rights sold to: Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek (Dutch); Publishing House of Electronics Industry (Simplified Chinese Characters);
Frank Flöthmann wurde 1967 geboren und wollte schon mit elf Jahren Comiczeichner werden. Nach einem Grafikdesign-Studium begann er, freischaffend als Illustrator für Zeitschriften und Werbeagenturen zu arbeiten. Seine Werke waren bereits in mehreren Ausstellungen zu sehen. Flöthmann zeichnet für Agenturen und Zeitschriften weltweit und lebt mit seiner Familie in Berlin. Bei DuMont erschienen bisher ›Grimms Märchen ohne Worte‹ (2013), ›Männer ohne Worte‹ und ›Stille Nacht. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte ohne Worte‹ (2014).