Suzanne Collins’ first Hunger Games novel launched in 2008, and went onto change into an enormous franchise. Within the wake of final yr’s profitable prequel movie, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Scholastic is constructing upon that momentum by bringing the primary e-book to life once more with an illustrated version.
This new model will function over 30 pages of black-and-white illustrations by French artist Nico Delort. In a press launch, Collins known as Delort’s work “putting,” and paying homage to John Tenniel’s paintings for Alice in Wonderland or Fritz Eichenberg’s wooden engravings in Wuthering Heights. “I’m thrilled with Nico’s scratchboard paintings,” she wrote, “and really feel it should have the identical lasting affect on a brand new technology of Panem readers.” As seen over on Entertainment Weekly, the artwork goes off Collins’ unique novel somewhat than what’s within the film, which presents a brand new approach to take a look at Katniss and the world of Panem.
When the movie model of The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay closed out Katniss’ story in two-part vogue, Collins made the shocking option to not hold the books going. She solely returned to the franchise in 2020 with Ballad, and it’s clear she’ll only go back to those books if there’s a correct motive to. (To the frustration of many a fan who suppose Haymitch and Finnick want novels of their very own.) Because it stands, this illustrated version of the primary e-book—and in all probability the opposite books, ultimately—would possibly find yourself being a few of the final new Starvation Video games materials for the foreseeable future.
The Starvation Video games: Illustrated Version will launch on October 1.
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