The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf

A comic based on the 1914 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale


When I first read this obscure fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, about a vain girl named Inger who stepped on bread and got trapped in the underworld, I was horrified and moved on quickly to “The Little Mermaid”. But the imagery stayed with me, as did the feeling that there was something to this story no one else had quite gotten to yet. This graphic novel adaptation is intended to be a fairly straightforward telling of this strange, surreal story, of which very few people have heard