Seriously the best book covers ever bar none

The Penguin Graphic Classics line is a reissue of classics of Western literature with newly designed covers by some of the greats of contemporary comics. Chris Ware on Candide. Tom Gault on The Three Musketeers. Chester Brown on Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Seth on The Portable Dorothy Parker. Ros Chast on Cold Comfort Farm. Julie Doucet on Little Women. Dan Clowes on Frankenstein.

Dan Clowes's cover for Frankenstein (detail from the dustjacket).

All together now: Oh. Em. Eff. Gee. (Zed optional.)


Poet. Author. Beard. Husband. Dad. Four chickens. Dog. Cat. I can sometimes fix my lawnmower.

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3 comments on “Seriously the best book covers ever bar none
  1. opoetoo says:

    wow! love that , i will have to look into this. your blog is like a whole new world for me.

  2. I take it easy says:

    I believe, if I am not mistaken, that I saw something similar done to Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Kuckoo’s Nest.”

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About Adam

I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

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on days when i’m pretending to work at home and avoiding the housework it’s nice to know the TROLL BEWARE sign is only a 15min walk away. i wrote a poem today with a line in it about jazz-handing a gap in reality and I am very proud of that line indeed oh yes. Just a bunch of heroes hangin’. work in progress
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