Classics and Comics: Hour 10 Mini-Challenge

Saturday, October 17, 2015

*******CHALLENGE CLOSED ***********
 Kristen (@glitterfem) is our winner!!!

I hope all of the readathon is going well for all of you! 

Classics and graphic novels are two of my favorite genres, but they're rarely paired together. Recently tons of classics have been turned into graphic novels, (like Jane Eyre seen above), and it's such a fun way to see a beloved story in a new format. 

For this challenge pick a classic novel and pair it with a companion graphic novel that is similar or shares themes in some way. For example, To Kill a Mockingbird would pair well with Persepolis because they are both books about a young girl coming-of-age in the midst of society filled with prejudices. 

Post your pairings in the comments or on Instagram with the hashtag #classicsandcomics and I'll pick a winner at random at the beginning of Hour 13. 

Please leave your email address in the comments!

PRIZE: $15 book of your choice from Amazon or Book Depository

63 comments:

Kristen said...

I would pair Oddly Normal by Otis Frampton with The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum, both involve girls going to strange places!

Darcie said...

I would pair Little Women and Sisters. Both have sisters!

Aimee said...

I'm going to pair the Saga series with Romeo & Juliet, although I've only read the first two books. But there's the lovers from opposites sides of a feud that no one alive even knows why they're fighting. There's death and drama galore. And both sides are opposed to the lovers' union.

kat peachycake2345 said...

I would pair attack on Titan with lord of the flies because of their similar themes

Sarah Morrison said...

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time - both involve the wonderful journeys of time travel!

Alexandra Evans said...

The Death Note and the Messenger by Markus Zusak because both have notes/a notebook.

Kerry Hunter said...

Hmm this one requires quite a bit of thought because I don't really read many graphic novels or comics... Hmm...

I think I'd like to pair the Scott Pilgrim comics with Thomas Hardy's classic novel Far From the Madding Crowd because they're both about men being in love and battling it out with other potential suitors to win the heart of their one true loves, and end up triumphing in the end.

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Janice Loar said...

I would pair the graphic novels for Sword Art Online and the book Ready Player One, as they're both about virtual online games that are a race to an important end, and survival is not assured.

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Book Bunny said...

This challenge was so hard!! I really had to think. Well, anyway here's my entry: http://www.bookbunnys.com/2015/10/17/deweys-24-hour-readathon-progress-updates/

Tanja said...

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Trillium, because they both have time travel.

Ayako Sato said...

I'll pair The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank with Maus by Art Spiegelman. Both address the Holocaust.
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Jen said...

I'm pairing Blankets by Craig Thompson with The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Both feature brothers who are learning about their place in the world.

82161f46-7514-11e5-8083-079763e462dd said...

I'll pair Oedipus Rex with Fun Home by Alison Bechdel since Oedipus Rex is the origin of a lot of parent/child theories and Fun Home explores one woman's thoughts and history with her dad.

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Diana T said...

I'm going to pair any of the Sherlock Holmes stories with the Case Closed series. Both feature detectives who solve crimes that nobody else can comprehend.
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Trisha Jones said...

I was thinking to pair Saga with Othello. Star-crossed lovers theme.

Catalinakid21 said...

Percy Jackson Lightning Thief with The Odyssey. ❤

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Felicia S said...

Not entering but I totally picked up Sense and Sensibility in comic form for the readathon. Great Challenge!

Joan Stelfox said...

Lord of the Flies and battle Royale, both are tales of survival.

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Rachael said...

I would pair Attack on Titan with "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut. Both do a great job shedding light on some of the horrors of war.

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Beth Joy said...

I would pair Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol with The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both are about two women who are burdended by someone who is silently ruining their lives but no one can know about it (Anya has her ghost, and Hester has Chillingworth). Both of the villains put our heroines' loved ones in danger, and both heroines have to figure out how to get rid of their villains.

jmillwanders.com said...

Going out on a limb with this one, but specifically within the Harry Potter series, I would compare Tonks and Lupin's relationship to that of Alana and Marko in the Saga comics. Tonks' family stems from purebloods and death eaters, and she's a Metamorphmagus, and Lupin is a werewolf working for the Order. Alana and Marko come from different races that have been at war for a long time. Both couples have a child despite these differences... and who knows how Saga will end so I guess the comparisons stop there. Email: millerjenna87@gmail.com
Thanks for the fun challenge! :)

penryn said...

Ooo, I love this!

I'm going to pair Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Aya by Marguerite Abouet. Things Fall Apart takes place in Nigeria, pre- and during colonization, and Aya takes place in Cote d'Ivoire, post-colonization. Both have a pretty small view - following one person and what goes on in their lives.

Ms_Moriarty said...

I would pair The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and From Hell by Alan Moore Eddie Campbell. Both are crime stories set in Victorian London.
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Shawntaye Hopkins said...

Blankets by Craig Thompson and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton are the first classic/graphic novel pairing that came to mind because both have vivid winter settings. Best read in winter by a fire!

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erinmurchison said...

"Little Women" and "Lumberjanes"! Both great stories of girls with unique talents and personalities, dealing with the craziness of life.

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Cameron Arsenault said...

Okay, so this might be a bit of a stretch for an entry here but this has to go with my limited knowledge of some graphic novels. I'm going to pair up Don Quixote with the walking dead. Hear me out for a second,The Walking Dead is, in its most base form, in graphic novel about quests. One after another adventures are had, conflicts are overcome, and the next question approached. Essentially, this is the same plot line for Don Quixote throat the two books.

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Regina Renee said...

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and March by Representative John Lewis. I would pair these two because of the following themes: coming of age, identity, civil and human rights.

jarofbooks said...

I'll pair The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg with The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien, since they both flesh out new mythologies. :D

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Sarah said...

I think 1984 by George Orwell and Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick/Valentine De Landro would pair pretty well - those Bitch Planet focuses more on sexism, both have themes of terrifying, powerful governments that oppress people.

Laura at 125Pages said...

I would pair X-Men God Loves Man Kills with Othello as both deal with prejudice.

Beth said...

I'd pair Nathan Hales's Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood with the classic All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque, one for an overview of how horrendous WWI was, and the other for a personal account of how it felt.

Lindsey said...

I'll pair Lumberjanes with A Midsummer Night's Dream, since they both involve crazy adventures in the forest!

Julia Ouzia said...

I don't know why but somehow 'Rebecca' and 'Donald Duck' are stuck in my head - richness factor, might be fun ;)

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Jenn Renee said...

Dracula with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic- um yea vampires is the link.
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ahavah said...

I would pair Pride & Prejudice with The Walking Dead, because both seem to pair quite well with zombies.

Theresa Cranmer said...

Romeo and Juliette is similar to the Nisekoi comic series. Star crossed lovers, families at war

Elizabeth (Need More Shelves) said...

I'd pair Ms Marvel with The Diary of Anne Frank. Both involve young girls coming of age, trying to come to terms with their true identities, and fighting against seemingly overwhelming odds.

christinahufford said...

It's probably way obvious, but Elie Weisel's Night pairs great with Maus.

Joules said...

Saga and Romeo and Juliet. Montagues vs Capulets = Wreathers vs Landfallians.

V for Vendetta and 1984. The individual against the police state.

This was fun! I'll be thinking more on these for a while:)

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Just a Lil Lost said...

My Classics & Comics pairing is here --> http://www.justalillost.com/2015/10/deweys-24-hour-readathon-2015

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Kirsten said...

I read Marvel's Northanger Abbey last readathon ­čśŐ
I would pair Maus with The Book Thief, to contrast the perceptions of WWII from the father in the former and the young girl in the latter.
Thank you for the thought-provoking challenge!
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@glitterfem

Jenn said...

I'd pair Matt Fraction's Hawkeye with Robin Hood, because they are both archers who help others in need.

vvb32 reads said...

I would like to read In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way: A Graphic Novel by Marcel Proust as an introduction to Proust works.
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Thanks for hosting!

Kelly said...

I would pair Bone with the Hobbit because it focuses on the smallest least likely character going on this grand adventure and becoming somewhat of a hero with some mishaps along the way.

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Lady Morgana Pendragon said...

Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie could go with either Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, or The Wizard of Oz, since they all have the same main characters. It's not recommended for younger readers, though, it's quite adult in nature.

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Karen said...

I would pair Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and the Divine with The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (this is a bit obvious since the first volume of the comic is titled The Faust Act!). But both books deal with the relationships between mortals and immortals.

Adamantine said...

That's such an interesting question! I'd pair Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, with Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner. They both deal with witchcraft, or at least that's what they're *supposed* to be about -- but more than that, I think they both deal with exclusion/not fitting in, as well as with different stages of girlhood/womanhood. Both books share this atmosphere of cold, eeriness and uncertainty. I have no idea what Lolly Willowes would look like in comic form, but I'd be very interested to see.

Michael McDaid said...

Lord of the Flies and Walking Dead, both involve a war between survival and losing one's own humanity

Bekka said...

I would pair Wytches, which I'm reading now, with The Crucible for obvious reasons! Both very different, but they feature witches and they're excellently written.

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Tina Black said...

I would mash up Peter Pan and Superman because neither know their birth parents.

Unknown said...

How about a little sibling rivalry with Blankets and East of Eden?
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Bleeding_Crimson_Sin said...

Hmmmm.....I'll pair Attack on Titan with 1984. Both have people that rebel against their government, the truth is twisted & hidden from the people, and there is a group of police in both that monitor the people and keep them in check. I could add on to the comparisons, but I'll stop there.

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Jay Riv said...

The Walking Dead (Graphic Novel) with The Morningstar Starin novel series as both are zombie survival.

.hack (Graphic novel/manga) with Ready Player One as both have to do with virtual reality.

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Memory said...

I'd pair MOLL FLANDERS with THE WICKED + THE DIVINE because they're both about roguish people who have no real desire to repent their roguely ways.

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tanabata said...

My first thought was Maus and Animal Farm. Not sure that's an entirely good match other than the anthropomorphic animals.. Also since I just finished Vol. 1 of Saga, with Romeo & Juliet, because of the star-crossed lovers storyline, which has probably already been mentioned. Clearly not coming up with any clever pairings, sorry.

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Aoi Sakura said...

I'm going to make a jump here and pair Boys Over Flowers 2 with Pride and Prejudice. Both about a rich guy and an average girl who get off on the totally wrong foot, unwanted creeper advances, a mean rich girl who is in love with the male lead... Hm, now that I think about it, they really are very similar!

As a comic lover, I think this is an awesome mini-challenge! Thanks for hosting!

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Constanza Leppe said...

The first thing that came to my mind was V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd and 1984 by George Orwell!

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Happy #Readathon :D

Unknown said...

I'm pair Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with Sparks: An Urban Fairytale by Lawrence Marvit, because they both involve building a man out of "spare parts"

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

I would psir sandman with A midsummers night dream by Shakespeare since Will himself shows uo in the series fictionstateofmind@gmail.com