The Snow Queen (Hardcover)
October 2008 Indie Next List
“The bewitching illustrations in this edition of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a friendship that endures over distance, time, and magical enchantments will lead you through dreamy, star-dusted skies and luminous gardens. This is a perfect gift for children or adults.”
— Victoria VanZile, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN
Ibatoulline illustrates a storybook version of the classic tale about an evil queen and the ordinary girl who triumphs over her. Andersen's fairy tale is retold using contemporary language that celebrates the modern idea of a strong girl as hero. Full color.
About the Author
Sam Garcia was born in Gava, Spain in 1978. After inheriting his passion for indie comics from his father, Sam worked for 15 years as a graphic designer in the comic industry. Sam's first book, "Bonjour Paris" (released by Spanish publisher Dibbuks), led him to take up cartooning full-time. In 2009, he met publisher Thierry Joor and author Sophie Ansel, forming a very effective partnership. Their book, "Lunes Birmanes," published by Editions Delcourt in France in 2012, has been highly acclaimed by the public and critics alike. Sam also works in the videogame industry, creating illustrations and designs under the name "SamCube."
Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Omsk, Russia, and attended the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow. He has worked in fine arts, graphic arts, mural design, and textile design, and is adept at painting in different styles. This is his first book for Clarion. He lives in Chichester, New York.