Papercutz Slices are the modern-day reincarnation of the Mad Magazine satire, goofy, book-length parodies of popular works such as Harry Potter and Twilight. written by Stefan Petrucha (who also scripts their Nancy Drew graphic novels) and illustrated with by Rick Parker, who admits he draws his inspiration from the early days of Mad. Now it’s time for The Hunger Games to get the treatment, and The Hunger Pains boils down the novel to one slim, devastatingly funny volume. Here’s a sample:
Preview: The Hunger Pains
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.