Little Snow-White (1812) a Brothers Grimm original version
Once upon a time in mid winter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a beautiful queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed, she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful, that she thought, “If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as this frame.” Soon afterward she had a little daughter that was as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as ebony wood, and therefore they called her Little Snow-White.
Now the queen was the most beautiful woman in all the land (ed: remember, this is Snow White’s birth mother), and very proud of her beauty. She had a mirror, which she stood in front of every morning, and asked:
- Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
- Who in this land is fairest of all?
And the mirror always said:
- You, my queen, are fairest of all.
And then she knew for certain that no one in the world was more beautiful than she.
Also at the Denver Comic Con, I picked up this original art by Sean Murphy. It’s an inked page from Hellblazer: City of Demons #5 (written by Si Spencer). Mr Murphy’s definitely up there amongst my favorite Hellblazer artists… if not my absolute favorite. I now own original Art, with a capital A for “Fine”.
Shrek by William Steig, 1990. Who knew Shrek was originally a picture book published way back in 1990?? Not this kid. Crazinesss.