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Oct 28, 2021

Graphic novels may be all the rage, but the art of turning prose into comix is one many publishers are finding just slightly easier than turning lead into gold. From the early days of Classics Illustrated right up until today, Mike & Greg take a look at five novel-to-comics adaptations to get a better understanding of what works and what doesn't when it comes to adding pictures to all those words:

A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn (adapted by Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle)

Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (adapted by Tony Parker)

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair (adapted by Kristina Gehrmann)

The Giver, by Lois Lowry (adapted by P. Craig Russell)

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death by Kurt Vonnegut (adapted by Ryan North & Albert Monteys)

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