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Life on the Moon (GN)

Robert Grossman Robert Grossman



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28 May 2019
Graphic novels: Manga; Fiction-related items; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Space; Fantasy Graphic Novel; Sci-Fi Graphic Novel; Graphic Novel
In 1835, New York newspaper The Sun published a series of six articles declaring the discovery of life--and even civilization--on the Moon, which the paper attributed to the famous contemporary astronomer Sir John Herschel. According to the Sun, the lunar inhabitants included unicorns, bison, bipedal tail-less beavers, and intelligent humanoids with bat-like wings. Life on the Moon is a full-length graphic novel capturing this mythical world. Creator Robert Grossman said the book is set in a time when many of the signal achievements of the 19th Century still lay well in the future, Andrew Jackson was president, the steamboat was the summit of technology, and news traveled slowly. The unfettered novel includes real historical figures such as P.T. Barnum, Jean Jacques Audubon, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Charles Goodyear, and Edgar Allan Poe. Grossman stated that, Life on the Moon is meant to be at least partly funny, and has a rip-roaring sci-fi ending. Grossman concluded, I read somewhere that William Randolph Hearst insisted that everything he produced had- Tears, laughs, loves, and thrills. Life on the Moon has all that and more.
By:   Robert Grossman
By (artist):   Robert Grossman
Imprint:   YOE BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 161mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   1.010kg
ISBN:   9781684054565
ISBN 10:   1684054567
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   28 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Grossman (1940-2018) was a renowned, award-winning, beloved artist who's career spanned nearly 60 years. He illustrated over 500 covers for magazines such as The New Yorker, The National Lampoon, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Nation, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, and New York Magazine. He was also well-known for having created the iconic poster for the film AIRPLANE!. Critic Steven Heller called Grossman a genius and witty, acerbic, satiric!

Reviews for Life on the Moon (GN)

Amazingly inventive! I did my best to follow in Robert Grossman's footsteps. -Terry Gilliam Grossman has the subtle power to change the way we perceive reality like Chekhov or the best of Hemingway. -Pete Hamill Bob Grossman, one of America's most innovative caricaturists, was a spirited storyteller with a bottomless well of historical fact and trivia to draw from. In Life on the Moon he weaves a tale that cannot be read just once, so on that next trip to the moon, take it along. -Steven Heller William Randolph Hearst insisted that everything he produced had 'Tears, laughs, loves, and thrills.' Life on the Moon has all that and more. --Printmag

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