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stop the classroom groan

We change pupils' perception of classic literature from ‘boring’ to ‘enjoyable and engaging’.

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OUR COMMITMENTS

An open copy of Romeo & Juliet The Graphic Novel showing the balcony scene with a closed copy on top.
An open copy of Romeo & Juliet The Graphic Novel showing the balcony scene with a closed copy on top.

Curriculum-Relevant Titles

We only create books and resources that can be used in UK schools as well as world-wide.

A comparison image showing a section of Act 1 Scene 2 from Shakespeare's The Tempest and a full-colour panel with the same text from Classical Comics' Original Text graphic novel.
A comparison image showing a section of Act 1 Scene 2 from Shakespeare's The Tempest and a full-colour panel with the same text from Classical Comics' Original Text graphic novel.

Faithful Adaptations

The entire story as a full-colour graphic novel set in the original time period using authentic settings.

A young boy reads an open copy of Frankenstein The Graphic Novel, Quick Text, on his lap.
A young boy reads an open copy of Frankenstein The Graphic Novel, Quick Text, on his lap.

Reluctant Readers

Our Quick Text graphic novels provide the perfect platform to help promote literacy in the most reluctant readers.

A panel comparison showing the same full-colour panel from 3 text versions: Original Text, Plain Text and Quick Text.

MISSION

Our foundations

Our main aim is to make classic literature appealing to all. To achieve this we provide a range of multiple text versions linked to vibrant and exciting, yet realistic artwork.

Brand Values

Remaining True to the Author

We showcase the whole story or play in graphic novel format. Each text version features the same exquisite full-colour artwork and is set in a time period and graphic style that is faithful to the author’s intentions.

Choice of Text Version

Original, Plain or Quick text to suit reading age 9+.

Authentic Adaptations

Our books remain faithful to the original works.

Teaching Resources

Relevant exercises written by teachers for teachers.

Blog posts

Incredible Hulks
Incredible Hulks

Prison Hulks housed the growing number of convicts awaiting deportation and were treated as the answer to overcrowded prisons.

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