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Monday, August 25, 2008

Check out these Lynd Ward Images

Proto-graphic novelist and woodcut artist Lynd Ward is slowly gaining more attention than ever, but was relatively unheralded for much of the 20th century. Nick Mullins shares some scans of the artist's take on Frankenstein and Dr.F's famous monster. Apparently out-of-print, the scans are gorgeous. And if you're teaching Frankenstein, it's almost silly not to look at different artists' takes on the Creature.

Ward's dynamism and expressionism; always fluid, stretched, almost metallic-feeling yet always organic forms; combination of brillow-pad0scuffed roughness and precision shading; and deliberate sense of utility when it comes to maximizing and distorting space make the artist's work a must-see. And, since he not only illustrated print novels but produced "wordless novels," he's an important historical figure in sequential art.

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