Mad Man's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts

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Courier Corporation, Jul 1, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 144 pages
"Ward is ranked among the finest American wood engravers of the 20th century." —
One of the finest American wood engravers of the twentieth century and an outstanding artist of any era, Lynd Ward (1905-85) created a series of fantastic visual novels. The powerful imagery and psychological intensity of his wordless works have elicited comparisons to the writings of Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, and they have exercised an enormous influence over latter-day graphic novelists.
Ward's tutelage included studying under the direction of German woodcut and engraving master Hans Alexander Mueller. He published his first book, Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts, in 1929. Like its successors, including Mad Man's Drum, Gods' Man consists solely of Ward's woodcuts, telling its story through imagery alone.
Ward's hauntingly rendered works have been honored with such prestigious awards as the Library of Congress Award, the National Academy of Design Print Award, the New York Times Best Illustrated Award, the Caldecott Medal, and the Regina Award. Contains adult material.

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Lynd Ward's Mad Man's Drum is a graphic novel in the truest sense of the word; told through the use of 128 woodcut prints, and using no written text, Ward tells a story of obsession and the tragedy ... Read full review

Mad Man's Drum : A Novel in Woodcuts

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The wordless pictorial novels of Ward and his predecessor Frans Masreel (Passionate Journey) are important precursors to the modern graphic novel. This is the first-ever reissue of Ward's remarkable ... Read full review

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