Friday, December 3, 2010

The World of Lynd Ward

If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for graphic novels. The Library of America has really outdone itself this time, collecting Six Novels in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward.  He is widely credited as the father of the modern graphic novel and the first to do a novel entirely in woodcuts.  Here is a sample of his work from Gods' Man, 1929.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been paying attention to the Library of America in recent years but notice it has really grown. As surprised as I was to see Lynd Ward in the Library, I was more surprised to see the poetry of John Ashbery packaged in a standard issue black cover edition. I had thought they reserved that for dead writers.