2016 has taken a lot from us, Bowie, Rickman, Henderson, Prince, Wilder, Natalie Cole, Ron Glass…Just to name a few and now they have taken another one!
Popular Australian print magazine, mainly aimed at youth and teenagers, Dolly, have decided to stop printing their magazine after 46 years. For those who don’t know Dolly is a well known Australian magazine that deals with youth and teenage issues. It’s not a heavy amazing as you can probably tell by the picture below. It has mainly bits and pieces that are/were relevant to youth at that time.
Never fear though! Dolly is still around, it’s just online now instead of in a print version, people will be losing jobs though. SO technically not actually dead. Yet, another blow for printed materials though.
To break this down the Grimms fairy tales were written many, many years ago by the Grimms brothers…brothers who wrote fairy-tales…Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm.
Now these fairy tales are not your average Disney fairy tales. They were not written for the faint of hearted. They were quiet gruesome and were more like your worst nightmare coming true rather than your favourite fantasy. The stories they wrote were ones like “Cinderella“, “Sleeping Beauty (Little Briar Rose)”“, ““Rumpelstiltskin”“…Just to name a few. Read about them if you dare!
So I am aware of these stories and volunteering at my local Library I had noticed in the young adults/teenage section that they have a “Graphic novel” section. This means pretty much it’s a section for “comic books”. In this bunch of was a whole group of “Grimm fairytales” but in manga/comic book form. I’ve checked out a few and they are fantastic! I would highly recommend it for young people or for those who really cannot get into reading.
They have the whole fairy tale in picture form. They do tell the whole story, true to form and some even still keep it in “old English”.