Sunday, May 07, 2006


Wordless Novels

Today's LA Times reviews three new graphic novels, and curiously describes Rob Vollmar and Pablo Callejo's Bluesman as reminscent of a Lynd Ward "wordless novel." There was, for a while in the 1920s and 1930s, a burst of these wordless novels rendered in woodcuts by Ward and especially Frans Masereel...

They're not as well known as they should be, though City Lights reissued Masereel's Passionate Journey a while back. It's worth seeking out.

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