Graphic Witness

If you care about graphic novels, you need this book. -- New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman Graphic Witness features rare wordless novels by five great twentieth century woodcut artists from Europe and North America.

Graphic Witness

"If you care about graphic novels, you need this book." -- New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman Graphic Witness features rare wordless novels by five great twentieth century woodcut artists from Europe and North America. The stories they tell reflect the political and social issues of their times as well as the broader issues that are still relevant today. Frans Masereel (1899-1972) was born in Belgium and is considered the father of the wordless graphic novel. Graphic Witness includes the first reprint of his classic work The Passion of a Man since its 1918 publication in Munich. American Lynd Ward (1905-85), author of the provocative Wild Pilgrimage, is considered among the most important of wordless novelists. Giacomo Patri (1898-1978) was born in Italy and lived in the United States. His White Collar featured an introduction by Rockwell Kent and was used a promotional piece by the labor movement. Erich Glas's (1897-1973) haunting wordless novel Leilot, created in 1942, foreshadows the Holocaust, which was not widely known about at the time. Southern Cross by Canadian Laurence Hyde (1914-87) was controversial for its criticism of U.S. H-bomb testing in the South Pacific. Author George A. Walker draws on his expertise as a woodcut artist to provide insight into the tools and techniques used to create these works of art. As well, he examines the importance of the role of artists as witnesses and critics of their times, and the influence of the genre on the emergence of comics and the modern graphic novel. This newly expanded edition of Graphic Witness, which features an afterword by cartoonist Seth, will appeal to readers interested in social issues, printmaking, art history and contemporary culture.

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Graphic Witness
Language: en
Pages: 472
Authors: George Walker, Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Giacomo Patri, Erich Glas, Laurence Hyde, Seth
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-15 - Publisher: Firefly Books

"If you care about graphic novels, you need this book." -- New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman Graphic Witness features rare wordless novels by five great twentieth century woodcut artists from Europe and North America. The stories they tell reflect the political and social issues of their times as
Graphic Witness
Language: en
Pages: 423
Authors: Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Giacomo Patri, Laurence Hyde
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

Rare wordless novels by four great 20th-century woodcut artists tell stories that reflect the political and social issues of their times as well as the broader issues that are still relevant today. An Introduction by George A. Walker places each wordless novel in its context and examines the influence of
The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen E. Tabachnick
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form
The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Francisca Goldsmith
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01 - Publisher: American Library Association

Provides a library reference guide to graphic novels, listing the different genres available and describing the relationship between graphic novels and films and video games, along with lists of recommended works for each category.
Wonderfully Wordless
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: William Patrick Martin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books is the first comprehensive best book guide to wordless picture books (and nearly wordless picture books). It is an indispensable resource for parents and teachers who love graphic storytelling or who recognize the value of these exceptional books in