David Petersen found great acclaim in comics as the creator of Mouse Guard, a series about intelligent mice living in a medieval society. His latest project is neither a comic nor his own creation, but it's obviously a labor of love directed toward one of Mouse Guard's obvious influences. Petersen has spent three years creating beautiful illustrations for The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel about anthropomorphic animals living in the English countryside, and now IDW is publishing a hardback edition of the novel with Petersen's illustrations.
The Wind in the Willows
In yet another example of things "I never knew about but now I really wish had happened," artist Brendan McCarthy was once commissioned to create development art for a never completed '90s film adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel The Wind In The Willows. McCarthy recently decided to share the art via his Facebook page, and it's pretty fantastic.
The Wind in the Willows (Classics Illustrated Deluxe #1)
By Kenneth Grahame; adapted by Michel Plessix
The great Classics Illustrated that everybody remembers is back with beautiful, high-quality adaptations of classic stories
The original, best-selling series of comics adaptations of the world's greatest literature, Classics Illustrated returns in two new formats-the original, featuring abridged versions of classic novels, and Classics Illustrated Deluxe, featuring longer, more expansive adaptations