by Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Grady Hendrix and Ryan Dunlavey
In 2013 Grady Hendrix and I cooked up "Li'l Classix", a graphic novel series that would adapt beloved works of literature in the style of rude, newspaper style gag comic strips - like if Cliff Notes went on a bender with Andy Capp. Louisa May Alcott's 185,644 word required reading perennial Little Women was our first (and so far, only) victim.
The idea generated a lot of publisher interest and we started working on adaptations of Romeo & Juliet and Wuthering Heights but none of the offers ended up working out and we've both since moved on to other projects. Maybe someday the right publisher will come along that wants to help us insult the entire Western canon!
The entire adaptation is presented here - 26 strips total, which more or less adapts the entire book. We also produced a print version that comes with a bonus illustrated biography of Louisa May Alcott's life - which was…something else. You can buy it here: