An amazing three volume anthology series, collecting original tales, comic book stories, and poetry, Fables for Japan is the work of 87 writers and artists from around the world and is absolutely FREE, offered as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophe of 2011.
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Welcome to the Fables for Japan Store where you can "BUY" all 3 DRM-free volumes of Fables for Japan and download them directly to your computer, ipad, phone, or mobile reader. When we say "BUY" we mean you can PAY WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU WANT in the form of a donation that will me made directly to the International Medical Corps. You can make your donation by clicking the DONATE link next to DOWNLOAD below. 100% of your payments go directly to help those rebuilding after the devastation of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophe in Japan. Of course you don't have to donate to download the books, but we would sure appreciate it.Thank you so much.
The first of 3 volumes, book 1 collects 24 original tales, poems and comic stories. From classic Japanese tales retold with a twist to new fables for a modern age. As in the tale of the lonely Roof Decker looking for happiness in a fantasy version of Brooklyn, New York; or the story of the fox-spirit, Kitsune, who must abandon her human child. There are the darkly comedic tales such as the Samurai and a misunderstood Troll or the gift of a shape-shifting raccoon dog. These stories and so many more are masterfully told by 28 contributors, including such renowned writers and artists as Stuart Moore, Ryan Kelly, Nancy A. Collins, Phillip Hester, Mark Badger, Tom Peyer and Federico Dallocchio.
Book 2 of the trilogy continues with 22 original fables and poems, each beautifully illustrated by some of the top artists in the field. Inside, you'll find dramatic stories, as in the tale of a young widow and the Kappa responsible for her husband’s death. Humorous yarns, like the fairy-tale of Bear who teaches Fox the dangers of unchecked arrogance. And new spins on classic tales, such as the young princess whose bad habit unwittingly supplies weapons to an army of tiny warriors, or the ghostly love story Yuki-Onna. 35 writers and artists from all over the world bring these stories to life, including the talents of David Lloyd, J.C. Vaughn, Mark Wheatley, Charles Whipple, Christopher Golden, Gareth Sleightholme, and so many more.
The 3-part anthology ends in spectacular style with 30 unique fables, comic stories, and poems, all beautifully illustrated and inspired by Japanese myth. Such as the tale of a slave boy who teaches his abusive master what forgiveness really is, the fable of three greedy brothers’ desperate search for treasure, a lonely Kami who sacrifices everything for love, the young thief who becomes a hero with the help of a talkative umbrella, and many more. From a dark tale of the perfect cup of tea to legends exploring the true nature of God, these stories have been lovingly crafted by 40 of the top writers and artists around the world, including the talents of Alan Grant, Andrew Robinson, Charles Whipple, Eduardo Francisco, Federico Dallocchio, Huseyin Ozkan, Jean-Jacques Dzialowski, Jeff Crosby, Ken Bastard, Yao Xiao, and many more.
How to Download?
you will find a description of each of the 3 e-books along with links
to download the e-book and a link to donate. Simply click on the
download link to start the process. Each book will download as a PDF
file and can be read on any device capable of opening a PDF file, your
computer, iPad, iPhone, android, Kindle, or Nook to name a few. These
are large book and each one may take a few minutes to download. Please
be patient and we hope you enjoy our work.
Why is "Fables for Japan" Free?
present these books to you as a memorial to those
who lost their lives in Japan and a testament to the tremendous will of
those who continue on. All we ask is, if you enjoy the book, to please
pledge a small gift to those still in need in Japan - whatever you can,
whatever you feel these amazing anthologies are worth. Although it
doesn't get much media time any more, there are still thousands homeless
and displaced. Your gift can help so many.
make a donation, you can either click the "Donate" link next to each of
the books or go directly to the Fables for Japan page on the International Medical Corps. website.