Saturday, January 20, 2007


Hamlet, the Manga

Emma Vieceli has informed us that she has created a Manga edition of a Hamlet, part of a series produced by Self Made Hero. In this manga, Hamlet is set in a dramatic futuristic world. The year is 2017. Global climate change has devastated the Earth. This is now a cyberworld in constant dread of war. The state of Denmark has grown prosperous and defended itself successfully against neighbouring states. But could it be that its greatest threat comes not from without, but from within the state itself? It is in this cyberworld that we find the young Hamlet. His grief over his father's recent death turns to something far darker when the ghost of his father appears to him. Hamlet is very soon to discover that something is rotten in the state of Denmark...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

These Manga look interesting. Do they keep the language? I just finished Maus, Persepolis, and Blankets--three great comics/graphic novels. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I'll look into these.

Chris S.

Emma said...

Hi there Chris ^_^

I'm happy to say that yes, both books keep the original language, though are of course abridged.

ben s said...

well done emma and sonia! (i hope i spelt that right >.<) it really is an interesting book that you have creativly made into a fun enjoyable book for children aswell as adults.
job well done!