American Book Award winner Eric Drooker brings his second graphic novel — the visually bold and politically charged Blood Song: A Silent Ballad — to Dark Horse in a brand-new second edition! A frequent New Yorker cover artist, Drooker is a contributor to and former editor of World War III Illustrated. He collaborated on Illuminated Poems with Allen Ginsberg, and he's been a prolific poster, album, and performance artist. The original artwork and sketchbooks for Drooker's award-winning Flood! graphic novel now reside in the Library of Congress.
Consisting mainly of full-page images, spreads, and diptychs, Blood Song is a wordless, full-color tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and the need for that spirit to make itself heard. A young girl travels from her war-torn island to a busy metropolis, from lush jungles to cold concrete and steel, and finds something that eludes most denizens of bustling, noisy, wasteful cities: love.
|Publisher:||Dark Horse Comics|
|Edition description:||Full Color|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||16 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Eric Drooker's paintings are seen on covers of the New Yorker, the Progressive, the Village Voice, and numerous other magazines. He is a graduate of Cooper Union and the author of the American Book Award-winning Flood! : A Novel in Pictures, Illuminated Poems (with Allen Ginsberg), and Street Posters & Ballads. A third-generation New Yorker, he currently resides in Berkeley, California. Joe Sacco, winner of the American Book Award, is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the author of Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Visually stunning. This story has no words, only pictures, and it packs a punch. Some of the panels would be beautiful as works of art on their own.
sophisticated in its simplicityNov 2006Drooker's fine work with the scratch-board is highlighted by blue night-time shades, except for the rare epiphanic brilliance shining through in a green, red or yellow. Lovely to read, review and appreciate.
I first read (perhaps looked is better)through this volume in a flash. The story is so coherently told (envisioned!). But that was with a word readers eye. I then went back and really allowed myself to enter Drooker's creation with my eyes and then my heart. It is a masterly piece of work that invites the reader to return again and again. Some images will stay with me for ever. Although the wordless novel goes back to the twenties with the work of Frans Masereel in particular I think Drooker has now reinvented the artform for a new generation. He has tapped into a primal stream of simple but profound humanitarian storytelling.