Homer’s epic The Iliad rightly holds a lofty status in history, in poetry, and in literature as a piece of artistry and a crowning achievement of human creativity. Recounting the bravery, boldness, and brutality of the Trojan War, it’s a tale that lovers of Western literature and students of the humanities have pored over time and again.

This March, Candlewick Press is bringing the story to graphic novel form, courtesy of writer and artist Gareth Hinds. In anticipation of the book, Candlewick Press has been kind enough to share an exclusive video detailing Hinds’ process in bringing Homer’s lyrics to comic book life. Further, we have some preview pages from Hinds’ The Iliad both to dazzle the eyes and to whet your appetites for the book until it hits shelves on March 12, 2019.

Note: All images come from THE ILIAD. Copyright © 2019 Gareth Hinds. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.



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Jed W. Keith
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Jed W. Keith makes squiggle-thoughts into word-thinkems on and off the Internet. Aside from FreakSugar, you may have seen his scrawlings at The Mary Sue and Legion of Leia and the Association for Linen Management. When not writing about pop culture, he does educational and technical writing for a whole host of companies. Also, he plays a mean game of Ms. Pac-Man.