Early graphic novels republished


Between 1929 and 1937, engraver and illustrator Lynd Ward (1905-1985) produced what some consider to be the first American graphic novels.  These wordless novels have just been republished as Six Novels in Woodcuts by The Library of America in a 2-volume set, edited and introduced by Art Spiegelman, creator of the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus.  Steven Heller writes a great review of this new release in the New York Times Book Review (October 10, 2010).

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