Fables

Fables

1001 Nights of Snowfall

Book - 2006
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Don't miss a new softcover edition of the acclaimed hardcover graphic novel from FABLES creator Bill Willingham and a star-studded array of artists! This volume, set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began, featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos.Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.
Publisher: New York : Vertigo/DC Comics, c2006.
ISBN: 9781401203696
1401203698
9781401203672
1401203671
Characteristics: 140 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Andrews, Esao - Illustrator

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LazyNeko
Feb 10, 2012

While it's fun to see some backstory on a few main characters of the Fables series like Snow White and Flycatcher, the stories aren't all that special. What makes this volume stand out is the art. Every story is presented by a different artist and each vision is beautiful and unique.

kathleen_rosevalley Nov 26, 2011

I love the art, and it's inspirational for me as an art student with an interest in concept art and illustration. I love the use of colour and shading to create atmosphere. The stories are also very tight in themselves but relate together in a narrative. I love the way each subplot is presented, as a separate section or chapter. I also love interplay between the prose and comic style used to express the narrative.

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serenarae
Aug 25, 2010

A beautiful book in both its art and writing. Can be read apart from the Fables series and it will still make sense but its best to read the whole series.

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sprocket
Mar 10, 2010

This is a collection of fairy tales told by Snow White, captive in a "far-off demon-haunted land of magnificent jeweled cities" by the reigning Sultan. Overall, it's a great book in the Fables tradition for graphic novel fans and fairy tale enthusiasts alike. Heads up -- there is a pretty horrifying rape scene in the adaptation of the frog prince.

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cartym
Nov 02, 2009

From an art and plot standpoint this graphic novel is superb.

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MrsIcarusPain Feb 11, 2012

MrsIcarusPain thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Aug 10, 2010

Sexual Content: From Library Journal review: "All story arcs and tales in this series are inventive, edgy, sometimes amusing, and--with nudity, sexual subthemes, and strong language--distinctly not for children. For example, the Seven Dwarves are revealed as rapist goblins, not Disney darlings, and Snow takes her bloody revenge." And check the middle of the Publishers Weekly's review.

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LazyNeko
Feb 10, 2012

"You are a most troublesome woman!" he said, after only minimal introductory courtesies were observed.

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