Artist and designer Mustashrik Mahbab reinterprets Julius Caesar for the Manga Shakespeare series.
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
In Shakespeare’s enduring tale of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar is at the height of his powers—but there are men plotting his destruction. Is Caesar a tyrant or a dynamic leader? Are his enemies greedy or noble? The Manga Shakespeare adaptation of this important work maintains the language—and the fierce political intrigue—of the original while including a fresh perspective through the style of modern manga.
“Reluctant readers who appreciate manga and who would not think of picking up the work of Shakespeare are sure to gravitate toward these titles. Even if the text puts them off, they will be drawn to the illustrations.” —VOYA
Manga Shakespeare series:
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Mustashrik Mahbab is an artist and designer who recently produced a series of original animated shorts for the band Nizlopi to promote the launch of its new album. He lives in the United Kingdom. Robert Deas won second place in the print comic category in the prestigious IMAF competition, and he has sat on various manga panels in London to promote the UK manga scene. He lives in London.