The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1-3

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The classic canon of Western civilization meets the artists and illustrators who have remade reading in the last years of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3.

This special slipcase edition includes all three volumes of the series in an attractively designed slipcase, as well as the three promotional posters created for each volume's ...

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Overview

The classic canon of Western civilization meets the artists and illustrators who have remade reading in the last years of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3.

This special slipcase edition includes all three volumes of the series in an attractively designed slipcase, as well as the three promotional posters created for each volume's release, allowing graphic novel collectors and fans to quickly add this seminal work to their library.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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."—The 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 (starred review)

“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’s GeekDad blog

"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609803834
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 11/26/2013
  • Series: Graphic Canon Series
  • Pages: 1600
  • Sales rank: 504,391
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 4.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Founder of the website The Memory Hole, which archived sensitive and difficult to find official documents, RUSS KICK has devoted much of his life to digging up what others hope to keep buried. His bestselling anthologies, including You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed Kick "an information archaeologist," Details magazine described Kick as “a Renaissance man,” and Utne Reader named him one of its “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Russ Kick lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tucson, Arizona.

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