Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights



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Out of print in English, Italian comics master Sergio Toppi's adaptation of 1001 Arabian Nights.

From the publisher:

A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by the late European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Tales filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but ever at their center the passions of gods and men.

- "An incomparable masterpiece." Canal BD

- "An extraordinary work of breathtaking beauty." La Lettre

- "The marriage between the magical world of storytelling and the haunting drawings of the illustrator works perfectly. The result is a magnificent book that the reader will not soon forgetÂ…" BoDoï

On Sergio Toppi: "The exquisite draftsmanship, the focused concentration on the human face, the attention to detail in the costuming and atmosphere of the period story, the compositions of both panels and pages, the extensive use of textures within the drawings, the powerful play of negative space throughout the work, the combination and continuity of images, and the visual storytelling dancing across the pages -- I knew instantly I was in the presence of the work of a superb picture maker and story teller. And I've spent the last 25 years finding and looking at his work, studying it, and trying to incorporate a touch of his extraordinary vision into my own efforts." -- Walter Simonson


Sergio Toppi

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

Los Angeles

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.75 inches
224 pages
color and black & white illustrations
pictorial boards