Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels

Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels

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By (author) Frans Masereel, By (author) Giacomo Patri, By (author) Lynd Ward, By (author) Laurence Hyde, Introduction by George A. Walker, Selected by George A. Walker

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  • Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 424 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 259mm x 36mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 1554072700
  • ISBN 13: 9781554072705
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 300 b+w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 145,512

Product description

This edited work contains four wordless graphic novels by four great 20th century woodcut artists: Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Giacomo Patri and Laurence Hyde. The stories they tell reflect the political and social issues of their times as well as the broader issues that are still relevant today.

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George A. Walker is an award-winning wood engraver, book artist and illustrator. He is an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the author of "The Woodcut Artist's Handbook."

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These four texts represent some of the most important wordless novels of the first half of the twentieth century and their reprinting makes them readily available for the first time in an affordable edition. Those interested in sequential art, printmaking, book art, and the convergence of these forms with social-justice issues should take note of this collection. [It is] indispensable for anyone engaged in the study of comics and graphic novels.... Each of these texts is an excellent example of the wordless novel and its potential to provoke critical thought in its audiences.... In bringing these texts together in a beautifully presented and affordable volume, Graphic Witness has not only done a great service to anyone interested in sequential art, print-making, and book art, but to anyone interested in ways to approach social-justice issues and cultural critique.--Dale Jacobs, University of Windsor"Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, V" (02/01/2009)