Friday, April 2, 2010

No Rest for the Wicked

Had a chat on Saturday regarding the general creepiness and horror genre overtones inherent in fairy tales. The verdict on Rumpelstiltskin? It doesn't really have a good guy. Even the princess tries to welch out on her deal.

Enter, Andrea L. Peterson's No Rest For the Wicked, a clever, darkly moody, brilliantly penned webcomic based on a mash-up of the grimmest fairy tales. Exactly what type of girl did Little Red Riding Hood grow up to be? What kind of creature tempts children too near an oven? And exactly what is inspiring about a girl with no hands?

It's a fun romp, deliciously laced with dark moments like bitter chocolate sprinkled in cookies. Enjoy.

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