What would bring best-selling children’s author Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) and Evil Eye artist Richard Sala together? A colorful and quirky story about a yeti lurking outside a little boy’s window (above), of course, part of the third and latest installment in Art Spiegelman’s genre-bending comics anthology, Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night (HarperCollins, $19.99). The book includes tales of humorless aliens and money-grubbing penguins as well as pieces by writer-artist dream teams like Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) and New Yorker veteran Gahan Wilson – all eager to work with the esteemed Maus creator, who helped open adult eyes to graphic novels. These days, Spiegelman shrugs off weightiness for whimsy, finding that a hodgepodge of clever kids’ stories can also be potent. ”My pet peeve is hearing ‘Oh, this book is really for grown-ups,”’ he says. ”I know that’s not true.” Somewhere, Dr. Seuss is smiling.
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
- Daytime Emmys 2015 winners are...
- 'Game of Thrones': Kit Harington on Jon's brutal decision
- 'Game of Thrones' team explains their choices on Sansa's story
- 'Avengers: Age of Ultron': $200+M so far
- Jay Z on Tidal: 'We aren't perfect, but we are determined'
- 'Grey's Anatomy' fans launch petition to bring McDreamy back
- Patrick Dempsey's EW Q&A on 'Grey's' exit: 'Shonda cares deeply about fans and how they will react'