Monday, March 10, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

In The Doll’s House, Rose Walker and Gilbert found themselves in a hotel in the middle of nowhere, which was host to the Cereal Convention, a gathering of some of the worst serial killers alive and not in jail.

Gilbert tells Rose the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but not the tale that Rose and countless other children heard as a cautionary tale to not talk to strangers.

In the version Gilbert told Rose, Little Red Riding Hood was taking bread to her grandmother. The Wolf approached the girl and asked where she was going. She told him that she was going to her grandmother’s house.

Well, the Wolf ran off and went to the Grandmother’s house. He killed the Grandmother and poured her blood into a bottle and cut her flesh and put it on a plate. He then dressed in the grandmother’s night clothes and climbed into bed.

When Little Red Riding Hood arrived she entered the house and was greeted by the Wolf, whom the girl thought was her Grandmother. She was offered some meat and wine in the pantry, which she ate, not knowing it was her Grandmother that she consumed.

After she finished eating the Wolf told the girl to “undress and climb into bed,” which the girl did.

“Grandmother, how hairy you are”

“It keeps me warmer, my dear.”

“Grandmother, what long nails you have.”

“They are for scratching myself, my dear.”

“Grandmother, what big teeth you have.”

“They are for eating you, my dear.”

And the Wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood.

Little Red Riding Hood appears in Sandman # 14, on page 7 and 8.

Anna did a great job with this portrait. She is cute and seems very happy given her unpleasant demise.

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