Trajectory Makes Digital Comics Out Of Classics

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

There is a colorful new way to read Ivanhoe, Moby Dick and The Three Musketeers in the Kobo eBookstore, and it’s not through public domain ePub files.

Digital publisher Trajectory has signed a content distribution deal with Kobo to release a series of illustrated comics of classic novels through the Kobo eBookstore. The series includes more than 120 visual renditions of classics such as The Last of the Mohicans, War of the Worlds, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo, Huckleberry Finn, Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre.

The video embedded above gives you an idea of what they look like–follow this link to see more at Kobo.

Dr. Katie Monnin, a literacy professor at University of North Florida, commented in the release: “From the perspective of an educator I foresee limitless potential in bringing Classics Illustrated into the classroom. Probably well known to teachers, parents, and librarians the Classics Illustrated titles are sure to be engaging and exciting comic book stories for an entirely new generation of readers. An A+ idea and comic book execution eBook format, I highly recommend these titles make their way into your child or student’s hands.”