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Rich Koslowski remixes the Three Little Pigs

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Not since Green Jellö headbanged their way into our hearts* has the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf gotten this kind of makeover: Writer-artist Rich Koslowski (Three Fingers, The King, The 3 Geeks) has teamed up with writer-retailer J.D. Arnold for the new Top Shelf graphic novel BB Wolf and the 3 LPs. (What can I say — Koslowski likes threes.) The book reimagines the venerable fairy tale through the lens of the blues. The duo talk to Alex Dueben about the project at CBR. I liked this bit from Arnold about how he hooked up with Koslowski:

I wrote this particular story about 5 years ago. I then sat on it for about a year, maybe a little less, searching for the right artist. It was in San Diego, at Comic-Con, in 2007 I think, that I met Rich Koslowski. I’d just finished reading “Three Fingers.” I have to say that I had not been that impressed by a graphic novel in a long time. I was instantly a huge fan. I knew right away, upon reading “Three Fingers,” that Rich’s style would be perfect for BB Wolf. But if not for my wife Katie, I doubt I would have ever screwed up the courage to approach him. Practically dragged by the hand, she led me to his booth. I’m sure I seemed the typical, sweaty-palmed fan boy. “Hi Mr. Koslowski. I’m a big fan. Will you sign my book for me?” Gah. I’m embarrassed just writing about it. And I don’t even think I had the nerve to ask him to look at my work then and there. It was many weeks later, after constant nudging from Katie, that I finally sent an email to Rich, asking him to look at the script. For some reason, maybe he was bored, maybe he remembered the pitiful stuttering fan and took pity, I don’t know, but he did agree to read it. The rest is history, I suppose.

Go, read the whole thing.

* Okay, so there’s Fables too, but I really wanted to link to that Green Jellö video.

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Torsten Adair

April 2, 2010 at 4:56 am

Go read Three Fingers.

It unfortunately did not get noticed when first published, but this is an incredible “documentary” about cartoon characters, and the shocking secret they all share.

(And given this Three Pigs story, you couldn’t find a picture of the Three Bops? Tch.)

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