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Just when we thought we knew all there is to know about Woody, here comes a wonderful all-new biography. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, His World is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood’s gorgeous art (some unpublished) as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood’s friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones.
Who was Wallace Wood? His World is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.
Woody was EC's sci-fi genius, the maddest artist of Mad magazine, the man behind Marvel’s Daredevil, and the T..H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and Skymasters with Jack Kirby, and an entire book's worth of sci-fi digest artwork, plus Avon's titles like Strange Worlds, and other rare 1950s comics like Dr. Fu Manchu and Captain Science, and self-publishing pioneer of Witzend. And there was so much more that he put his heart and talent into...it's covered here.
Chapters include "From Here to Nudity," "Wood's First Comic Job," "The Best Damn Artist in the Business" by Al Williamson, "Geronimo" by John Severin, "Traveling Through the Galaxies" by Roger Hill, "Our Gypsy Camp" by Diane Dillon' "When in Doubt, Black it Out" by Ralph Reese, "The Man Without Peer" by Mark Evanier. And the contributions just go on, with essays from John Workman, Larry Stark, Larry Niven (yes, the Hugo-award winner), Ronn Sutton, J.D. King, Russ Jones, Larry Hama and even Bill Gaines himself, writing "A Leprechaun, A Giant." Several of these folks worked in Wood's studio with him, offering an inside look at his creativity.
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Item Code LIFL01H Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781606998151 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 10x12 # Pages 256pg Color Partial Color
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