This Saturday, Southern California manga fans and art lovers will have a chance to view and purchase original manga pages from Junko Mizuno's twisted take on a classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra is hosting a very special show and sale of artwork from Hansel and Gretel, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 18, from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. The artwork will be on display through September 9, 2012.
Originally published in English by VIZ Media, Mizuno's version of Hansel and Gretel is only slightly similar to the kids' story you may think you know. Instead of two nšive children lured to a witches' house made of candy, this version of Hansel and Gretel features a sword-wielding school girl and her tough-guy brother, and is set in a world where the food ecosystem is anything but ordinary. Into this world comes an evil witch who tries to tempt the townspeople with a sinister candyland, so it's up to Hansel and Gretel to save the day.
Attendees who check out the opening this weekend will have first crack at buying these original comics pages, as well as have a chance to win some free goodies from the hourly raffle drawings that will be held at the event. Gallery Nucleus is also offering a free exclusive print with purchase of any page from Hansel and Gretel too.
Not in the SoCal area? Gallery Nucleus will also be offering these pages for sale online. Check their online gallery page for this show to see what's available, pricing and more.
Gallery Nucleus is located at 210 East Main St in Alhambra, which is just a few minutes east of downtown Los Angeles. Gallery hours are Tues-Thurs: 12 noon - 8:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm and Sun: 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm. For more information, call the gallery at 626-458-7477 or send them an email through their website.
Image credits: © Junko Mizuno