GOOD INK is the book imprint of Scout Books; a unique publishing venture designed to create new opportunities for contemporary artists, connect with our literary and publishing history, and showcase the power of the Scout Book format.
Great Shorts is Good Ink’s literary line, pairing favorite illustrators with a wide variety of classic stories and great authors from all over the world. Released in box sets, themed three-packs, and also available as singles, Great Shorts provides literature lovers and design connoisseurs with a perfectly pocket-sized read that’s ready anytime.
History of Mystery is a trio of detective stories that defined and refined the mystery genre. Featuring the seminal stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and G. K. Chesterton, this survey of the mystery genre is perfect for fans and novices alike. Each story is brought to life with the art of a great contemporary cartoonist: Roman Muradov (The New Yorker), Ethan Rilly (Pope Hats), and Dustin Harbin (Superior Showcase).
Fantastic Tales draws from the world’s fables, folktales, fairy tales, and fantasies to inspire and entertain. From Aesop and the Brothers Grimm to Oscar Wilde, these tales explore realms of magic and morality that have enchanted generations of readers. Each volume is beautifully illustrated by one of today’s best illustrators: Ryan Berkley (Work/Life), Eleanor Davis (MOME, The Secret Science Alliance), and Julia Gfrörer (America’s Best Comics).
Our inaugural series, American Shorts, mines 100 years of the U.S.A.’s literary canon of immortal short stories, from the horrific (“The Fall of the House of Usher”) to the heartwarming (“The Gift of the Magi”), with many stops along the way. Each 32-page volume of the 10-part American Shorts series pair a classic American author with a modern illustrator, creating a unique artistic collaboration across the years.
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History of Mystery 3-Pack
The Purloined Letter
By Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Roman Muradov
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
By Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Ethan Rilly
The Blue Cross
By G. K. Chesterton, illustrated by Dustin Harbin
Fantastic Tales 3-Pack
By Aesop, illustrated by Ryan Berkley
The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Stories
By the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Eleanor Davis
By Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Julia Gfrörer
American Shorts Box Set
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
By Ambrose Bierce, Illustrated by Francois Vigneault
Rip Van Winkle
By Washington Irving, Illustrated by Bwana Spoons
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, Illustrated by Vanessa Davis
The Story of an Hour and Other Stories
By Kate Chopin, Illustrated by Gemma Correll
By Mark Twain, Illustrated by Meg Hunt
The Yellow Wallpaper
By Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Illustrated by Aaron Renier
Young Goodman Brown
By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Illustrated by Zack Soto
Fall of the House of Usher
By Edgar Allen Poe, Illustrated by Tom Neeley
To Build a Fire
By Jack London, Illustrated by Michael Hsiung
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories
By O. Henry, Illustrated by Kate Bingaman-Burt