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Brain Bats of Venus (GN): The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton Vol 2 (1942-195

Greg Sadowski Basil Wolverton



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12 November 2019
Comic book & cartoon art; Fiction-related items; Short Stories Horror; Horror Biographical; Short Stories Sci-Fi; Aliens; Sci-Fi Graphic Novel; Graphic Novel; Dark Science Fiction; Horror Graphic Novel
This is Vol. 2 of the biography of the legendary midcentury cartoonist, who created the comically grotesque Lena the Hyena.

This volume continues Sadowski's biography of the famed Mad cartoonist. It includes scores of letters between Wolverton and his editors and publishers and excerpts from his personal diaries, providing documentary insight not only into Wolverton's day-to-day life and career, but also the inner workings of the early comic book industry. It is also chock full of Wolverton's comics stories from this period, including 17 science-fiction and horror tales fully restored and never before collected in a single volume. Full-color illustrations throughout.
By:   Greg Sadowski, Basil Wolverton
Imprint:   Fantagraphics
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 267mm,  Width: 191mm, 
ISBN:   9781683962144
ISBN 10:   1683962141
Series:   Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   12 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Greg Sadowski is a writer, editor and designer (B. Krigstein, Supermen!, Four Color Fear, Setting the Standard: Alex Toth; Action! Mystery! Thrills!) living in Washington State. Basil Wolverton was born near Medford, Oregon in 1909 and died in 1978. His Fantagraphics-published books include Basil Wolverton's Culture Corner and The Wolverton Bible, and his work is featured in Supermen!: The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941.

Reviews for Brain Bats of Venus (GN): The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton Vol 2 (1942-195

It's remarkable to see art so twisted applied to such vivid pulp tales, almost as though Wolverton was trying his hardest to be Alex Raymond, but couldn't help turning out images to rival Salvador Dal . Basil [Wolverton] was one of the most original, unpredictable talents in the field. His style was unique and virtually inimitable, and I've never known anyone who didn't get a real kick out of Basil's far-out artwork. --Stan Lee

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