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Not Your Mother's Literary Classics


In 2005, Penguin began asking famous cartoonists to redesign covers for a series, Graphic Classics. Above, a cover by Daniel Clowes.
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I was browsing in a bookstore recently when a copy of Little Women caught my eye. The cover featured crude, inky sketches of the March sisters, arrayed in a quadrant. They seemed to be suffering from a collective bad hair day. "Oh God please!" Meg...

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