In The Pines is a collection of some of the best-known murder ballads, which have been adapted into ruthless graphic narratives by the Dutch cartoonist, Erik Kriek.
The ballads include: Pretty Polly and the Ship’s Carpenter, The Long Black Veil and Where the Wild Roses Grow.
“This is a beautiful and eerie collection, filled with betrayals, revenge, and exceptional visual storytelling.” - Publishers Weekly
“Kriek’s inky drawings fit the dark tone of these harsh tales of homicides, self-defense killings, and unjust executions. In no cases do Kriek’s variants displace the song, but they possess their own moody emotional power.” - Booklist