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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1-3 by Russ Kick
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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1-3 by Russ Kick
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Nov 26, 2013 | ISBN 9781609803834

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“Collecting nearly two hundred classic and modern works of literature adapted into comics form by an small army of cartoonists, this extensive three-volume anthology is a testament to the evocative power of words and pictures.” Publishers Weekly

“These works of literature do not reside just on the shelves of academia; they flourish in the eye of our imagination … will leave you awe-struck.” New York Times Book Review

“Russ Kick is an inspired genius. Or maybe a genius inspired. Whatever way, you will not forget The Graphic Canon.” Counterpunch

“It’s easily the most ambitious and successfully realized literary project in recent memory, and certainly the one that’s most relevant for today’s readers” NPR, Indie Booksellers Pick 2012’s Best

The Graphic Canon is startlingly brilliant.” School Library Journal

“This meaty slab is laced with more wit, beauty, social commentary and shock than one might expect.” Kirkus Reviews

“This is not only a survey of the world’s diverse artistic past, but also a breathtaking glimpse of this young medium’s incredible future…proves most powerful in its tear-inducing panoply of graphic talents and styles working in the comics medium.” Booklist 

“The trilogy should occupy a prominent place in all adult graphic novel collections.” Library Journal

The Graphic Canon is absolutely the most ambitious book I’ve picked up this year.” Newsday

“Bold, brilliant … By turns playful and beautiful, this visual treatment is more than entertainment; it offers a new perspective for understanding these enduring works.” Reader’s Digest

“A treasure trove for literary comics fans.” Wired

“A vibrant, feverish dance through some of the best parts of our artistic history.” Paste Magazine

“The beauty of The Graphic Canon – beyond the consistently exquisite contributions of its many cartoonists – is the breadth of the material, drawing from across cultures and eras … These three volumes are a perfect example of the value of comics as both informative and educational books and as things of beauty.” Digital Spy

The Graphic Canon is basically all of the greatest literature in the history of the world, as seen through the eyes of the greatest comic artists in the world. If you think that sounds pretty epically amazing, you would not be wrong.” DorkShelf

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