Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood

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Synopsis: Limited to 1000 copies, the hardcover edition of Bhob Stewart’s long-awaited AGAINST THE GRAIN: MAD ARTIST WALLACE WOOD includes 16 full-color pages not found in the softcover edition. It's the most comprehensive book ever produced on the career of one of science-fiction and comics’ finest artists! For his Mad magazine work alone, many have long regarded Wallace Wood as the world’s greatest cartoonist, and this remarkable memoir of life at the Wood Studio includes a biographical portrait, tracing Woody’s life while exploring the humorous spirit, dark detours and psychological twists of this gifted maverick who often went against the grain! Many artists and writers who knew Wood personally have also contributed articles and essays, making this book a huge compendium of imaginative art, insights and critical commentary! From childhood drawings and ambitious teenage samples to an endless parade of pages for a variety of publishers—Avon, EC, Fox, Marvel, Warren, and! more—plus illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction, this is the most stunning display of Wood art ever assembled! Bill Pearson, executor of the Wood Estate, has made available rare drawings directly from Wood’s own files, while noted art collector Roger Hill provides a wealth of obscure, previously unpublished Wood drawings and paintings. Stand by to blast off! Spa fon!

From Booklist: Legendary artist Wood mastered every comic-book genre--humor (he was one of Mad's first artists), horror, superheroes, war--but is best known for the 1950s science-fiction stories he drew for EC Comics, in which, one commentator noted, he "began drawing things into panels that no human being seemed capable of before." His heroic spacemen, intricate rocket ships, and frightening aliens embodied classic space opera, and his influence remains visible in the work of many leading comics artists today. Unfortunately, he suffered severe headaches and depression throughout his life and, faced with worsening health problems, killed himself in 1981. This tributary volume includes biographical essays, memoirs by his colleagues, and commentaries on his work. Its major attraction, however, lies in the wealth of artwork it collects, from juvenilia and early comics pages to many previously unpublished drawings and paintings. Only recently have comics begun to be critically respected (still grudgingly at times), and the medium's history and key figures have been sparsely covered so far. This book makes a valuable step toward rectifying that situation. Gordon Flagg
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