From Shadow To Light: The Life & Art Of Mort Meskin

3.91 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781606993583: From Shadow To Light: The Life & Art Of Mort Meskin
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

story Steven Brower
art Steven Brower
cover Steven Brower
JULY 28
220 PAGES/ FC $39.99
CAREER-SPANNING BIOGRAPHY-CUM-ARTBOOK ON NEAR-FORGOTTEN GOLDEN AGE COMICS MASTER

From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin is a coffee table art book and critical biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential and overlooked comic book artists. Meskin's career spanned both the Golden and Silver ages of comics, from the 1940s to the 1960s. His drawing, chiaroscuro technique, and storytelling are considered by connoisseurs of the form to be among the most sophisticated of his time. Following World War II he formed a studio with the legendary Jerry Robinson, co-creator of The Joker and Robin. He later worked for Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's company S&K Studio and with Stan Lee at Atlas (Marvel). From Shadow to Light compiles for the first time the best of Meskin's art from his comic book career, his post-comics career bin advertising, and his fine art. Many of the comics pages are scanned form the original art, thanks to the cooperation of the Meskin estate. Mort Meskin's story is one of perseverance and overcoming personal demons. It is the tale of the indomitable spirit of a true artist and innovator. From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin will finally set the record straight and add his name to the pantheon of comic book artists who helped create this distinctly American art form.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Steven Brower is an award-winning former Creative Director for Print, a former art director at the New York Times and The Nation, co-author and designer of Woody Guthrie Artworks (Rizzoli, 2005), and author of Satchmo: The Wonderful Art and World of Louis Armstrong (Abrams, 2009). He is on the faculty of Kean University in Union, NJ, Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

From Booklist:

Recent years have seen a growing interest in the early years of the comic-book industry, shining a light on the pioneers of the art form. Few individuals are more deserving of this attention than Meskin, whose abilities surpassed nearly all of his contemporaries. One of the few comics artists of the era who’d had formal training (at the Pratt Institute), Meskin’s illustration skills, panel compositions, page designs, and dramatic lighting displayed a sophistication that was largely wasted on the mundane superhero and genre stories of the 1940s and ’50s. Although Meskin’s work is today known only to hard-core comics aficionados, he was a major influence on artists who went on to far greater renown, including Joe Kubert, who learned from inking Meskin’s pencil drawings as a teenager, and Steve Ditko. Brower, a former art director at the New York Times, supplies revealing biographical information, insightful critical assessments, and, most of all, page after page of Meskin’s brilliant work, much of it reproduced from the rare original drawings. --Gordon Flagg

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Steven Brower
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1606993585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Steven Brower
Published by Fantagraphics, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mort Meskin was a consummate professional, dedicated to his work. A great talent. --Jack Kirby From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin is a coffee table art book and critical biography of one of the twentieth century s most influential comic book artists. Meskin s career spanned both the Golden and Silver ages of comics, from the 1940s to the 1960s. His drawing, chiaroscuro technique, and storytelling are considered by connoisseurs of the form to be among the most sophisticated of his time. His passion for his artwork was equaled by his skill, and the quality of his overall oeuvre blurs the artificial distinction between high and low art. Yet he is known mostly among hard-core aficionados today, eclipsed by many of his peers, some of whom he profoundly influenced. Among Meskin s fans and admirers are Jim Steranko, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jerry Robinson, and Jack Kirby. From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin will finally give this neglected artist the recognition he s due. The first artist to drawSheena of the Jungle, Meskin s work appeared in such diverse genres as romance, true crime and western comics. Following World War II he formed a studio with the legendary Jerry Robinson, co-creator of The Joker and Robin. He later worked for Joe Simon and Jack Kirby s company SK Studio and with Stan Lee at Atlas (Marvel). During the 1950s and 60s he helped DC Comics define their mystery and science fiction lines. And there is one aspect of Meskin s voluminous creative output that has yet to be examined: his personal art. From Shadow to Light compiles for the first time the best of Meskin s art from his comic book career, his post-comics career bin advertising, and his fine art. Many of the comics pages are scanned form the original art, thanks to the cooperation of the Meskin estate. Mort Meskin s story is one of perseverance and overcoming personal demons. It is the tale of the indomitable spirit of a true artist and innovator.From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin will finally set the record straight and add his name to the pantheon of comic book artists who helped create this distinctly American art form. Seller Inventory # AAT9781606993583

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Steven Brower
Published by Fantagraphics, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mort Meskin was a consummate professional, dedicated to his work. A great talent. --Jack Kirby From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin is a coffee table art book and critical biography of one of the twentieth century s most influential comic book artists. Meskin s career spanned both the Golden and Silver ages of comics, from the 1940s to the 1960s. His drawing, chiaroscuro technique, and storytelling are considered by connoisseurs of the form to be among the most sophisticated of his time. His passion for his artwork was equaled by his skill, and the quality of his overall oeuvre blurs the artificial distinction between high and low art. Yet he is known mostly among hard-core aficionados today, eclipsed by many of his peers, some of whom he profoundly influenced. Among Meskin s fans and admirers are Jim Steranko, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jerry Robinson, and Jack Kirby. From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin will finally give this neglected artist the recognition he s due. The first artist to drawSheena of the Jungle, Meskin s work appeared in such diverse genres as romance, true crime and western comics. Following World War II he formed a studio with the legendary Jerry Robinson, co-creator of The Joker and Robin. He later worked for Joe Simon and Jack Kirby s company SK Studio and with Stan Lee at Atlas (Marvel). During the 1950s and 60s he helped DC Comics define their mystery and science fiction lines. And there is one aspect of Meskin s voluminous creative output that has yet to be examined: his personal art. From Shadow to Light compiles for the first time the best of Meskin s art from his comic book career, his post-comics career bin advertising, and his fine art. Many of the comics pages are scanned form the original art, thanks to the cooperation of the Meskin estate. Mort Meskin s story is one of perseverance and overcoming personal demons. It is the tale of the indomitable spirit of a true artist and innovator.From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin will finally set the record straight and add his name to the pantheon of comic book artists who helped create this distinctly American art form. Seller Inventory # AAT9781606993583

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Steven Brower
Published by Fantagraphics (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1606993585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Steven Brower
Published by Fantagraphics
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781606993583

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Brower, Steven
Published by Fantagraphics (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics, 2010. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # EB-9781606993583

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Steven Brower
Published by Fantagraphics Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1606993585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Brower, Steven
Published by Fantagraphics Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 220 pages. 12.25x9.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1606993585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Brower, Steven
Published by Fantagraphics (2010)
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111606993585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Brower, Steven
Published by Fantagraphics Books
ISBN 10: 1606993585 ISBN 13: 9781606993583
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fantagraphics Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1606993585 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # XM-1606993585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book