Book of Interest: Masterful Marks / Cartoonists Who Changed the World

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Coming out this September from Simon & Schuster, Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World by Monte Beauchamp (included are a Charles Addams bio by Marc Rosenthal  and a Robert Crumb bio by Drew Friedman).

From the publisher’s website:

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

From the Publishers Weekly review:

Former Blab editor Monte Beauchamp tasked 16 cartoonists with the creation of graphic portraits of the medium’s biggest legends, from Superman’s Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to the “father of manga,” Osama Tezuka. Sadly, the list of greats lacks women, reinforcing the erroneous idea that there weren’t any prominent female cartoonists active during the period covered. The artists’ approaches to biography are as diverse as the subject matter; their best work avoids straight biographical exposition.

 

Link to Publishers Weekly review.

Link to Simon & Schusters Masterful Marks page.

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

No one has told the story of comic art in its own medium, until now. In Masterful Marks, top illustrators—including Drew Friedman, Nora Krug, Denis Kitchen, and Peter Kuper—reveal how sixteen visionary cartoonists overcame massive financial, political, and personal challenges to create a new form of art that now defines our world. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Masterful-Marks/Monte-Beauchamp/9781451649192#sthash.1aiFaou0.dpuf

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

No one has told the story of comic art in its own medium, until now. In Masterful Marks, top illustrators—including Drew Friedman, Nora Krug, Denis Kitchen, and Peter Kuper—reveal how sixteen visionary cartoonists overcame massive financial, political, and personal challenges to create a new form of art that now defines our world. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Masterful-Marks/Monte-Beauchamp/9781451649192#sthash.1aiFaou0.dpuf

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

No one has told the story of comic art in its own medium, until now. In Masterful Marks, top illustrators—including Drew Friedman, Nora Krug, Denis Kitchen, and Peter Kuper—reveal how sixteen visionary cartoonists overcame massive financial, political, and personal challenges to create a new form of art that now defines our world. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Masterful-Marks/Monte-Beauchamp/9781451649192#sthash.1aiFaou0.dpuf