The Scholarly Banana Presents Fitcher's Bird: A Classic Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm (Issue #1)
The Scholarly Banana series contains PG-13 content for mild (and very nerdy) references to violence and sexual symbolism. Recommended for awesome teens and adults.
Want to discover the darkest, most twisted fairy tales your parents never told you? The Scholarly Banana is an irreverently nerdy graphic novel series that summarizes, analyzes, and lovingly ridicules the best traditional stories that have shaped our world!
Fitcher’s Bird is a gruesome and wildly bizarre fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. If you’ve never heard of this story before, just imagine Beauty and the Beast. The thing is, in Fitcher’s Bird, “the beast” is not a handsome prince. He’s just a mangy, rabid beast. Who kills people. And keeps corpses in the house. In this issue, we will summarize, celebrate, and gently mock the feather-encrusted train wreck that is Fitcher’s Bird! We’ll also discuss high-brow, scholarly matters relating to the tale such as historical inspirations, comparative literature, and phallic symbols.
If you like classic fairy tales, history, bloody basins, over analysis, sarcastic asides and wildly creative artwork, The Scholarly Banana series is a must-read. It’s like Cliffs Notes meets The Muppets, with a dash of Mystery Science Theater 3000...but with fairy tales. And of course, a Banana.
A Scholarly Banana, if you will.