‘My Little Pony’ Does ‘Little Women’ With ‘My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined — Little Fillies’ From IDW
by Olly MacNamee
That’s right, folks, the good people and Bronies at IDW are taking one of America’s classic novels, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and reimagining it as a My Little Pony adventure in My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined—Little Fillies this October. That, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 10th Anniversary Edition, all celebrating a decade at IDW Publishing.
“My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined—Little Fillies, written by Megan Brown, illustrated by Jenna Ayoub, and coloured by Heather Breckel, is a new series about love, life, and sisterhood. Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, and Rarity take on the roles of the March sisters, dreaming of life beyond Broncord, Massahoofetts. Rainbow Dash in particular yearns for excitement—something to write about. So when Applejack, the Marches’ neighbor, arrives home with tales of eel-wrangling and apple-eating, Rainbow Dash and her sisters dare to hope for more.”
Brown discusses her love for the source material and more:
“I’m really honored to be able to adapt one of the most timeless pieces of American literature for the wonderfully vibrant world of My Little Pony. Every time that I consume the story of Little Women, I find something new that really speaks to me on my own journey, and tackling that timeless appeal with amazing characters—like Rainbow Dash, a.k.a Jo—has been such a joy. I hope that returning readers find a little something that speaks to them, and that new readers are introduced to the classic story of some very remarkable women…or fillies, as the case may be.”
“Working with Megan’s script has been a delight. And I’m all about drawing ponies in hoop skirts!”
And, there’s more to come, according to editor Riley Farmer:
“Little Fillies kicks off our first series in the Classics Reimagined line. It’s a hilarious, heart-warming, meta, pony-fied take on Louisa May Alcott’s novel. The ponies fit surprisingly well into the roles of the titular women—Rarity is such an Amy—and the creative team has done an amazing job translating the novel into a comic series that My Little Pony and literature fans alike will love.”
My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined—Little Fillies #1 will be available with multiple covers, including Cover A by series artist Jenna Ayoub, Cover B by Agnes Garbowska, and a special Retailer Incentive variant by Rose Bousamra.
Then there’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic—10th Anniversary Edition too which reprints the original bestselling issue that started it all, written by Katie Cook, illustrated by Andy Price, and coloured by Heather Breckel!
“Ever since their comic book debut, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Rarity have brought friendship, magic, and fun to comic lovers everywhere. Join them at the very beginning of their decade-long journey with this special reprint issue, with bonus material including a gallery of all eight original covers, an interview with My Little Pony artist and writer Tony Fleecs, and an all-new short from Jeremy Whitley!”
“We wanted to pay homage to such a long-standing comic series and take some time to reflect on the past ten years. The 10th Anniversary Edition revisits #1 and includes some bonus content that might just change your perspective on the entire series.”
Like the Little Fillies debut issue, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 10th Anniversary Edition will be also be available with multiple cover variants, including Cover A by Amy Mebberson, Cover B by Andy Price, Cover C by Agnes Garbowska, and two special Retailer Incentive variants by Mebberson and Price, respectively. And out in October from IDW