In a barren landscape, an empire is about to rise and an epic struggle is about to unfold. Sticks and Stones illuminates this earth-shaking tale without a single word. It is as elemental as hieroglyphics, a timeless story for all ages.
In Sticks and Stones, Peter Kuper has created a picture story of epic proportions. It is an intricate tale of birth and death, war and peace, artfully told without a single word. Sticks and Stones chronicles the rise of an empire and the consequences of hubris. This is a timeless allegory and a coutionary tale for our present-day world.
"Given that Peter Kuper's work is usually wordless and silent, it is all the more extraordinary that he should be one of the strongest and truest radical voices to emerge from contemporary America. In Sticks and Stones, Kuper crafts a Bush-era parable so beautiful, simple, and lucid that it could be understood and enjoyed by anyone, regardless of nationality. This is a powerful, angry, and compassionate document, and in its perfectly measured silence there resides a profound human eloquence. Highly recommended." —Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and From Hell
|Product dimensions:||7.97(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.47(d)|
|Age Range:||15 - 17 Years|
About the Author
PETER KUPER is the author of numerous graphic novels, among them The System, Speechless, and an award-winning adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. His illustrations appear regularly in the New York Times, Time, and MAD, for which he draws the world-famous "Spy vs. Spy" every month. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Betty, and his daughter, Emily. He can be reached though his website, www.peterkuper.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a graphic novel in the true essence of the phrase - there are no words. It is set in a very early civilisation I guess where words were not used, so the pictures really have to captivate well the meaning and thoughts behind the action; this book somehow manages to capture this incredibly well. The downside of this book for me is that you can read it in fifteen minutes while standing in the bookshop. It really isn't one to buy unless you are truely passionate about the art and the story; which unfortunately, I am not.
I would rather read Blood Song or Dogs and Water2007I think most reviewer's enthusiasm exceeds my own in this. However, I still found it a good quick viewing for the bathroom. The majority of this book is a black and grey blocky rocky picto-story of a giant stone creature which orders the building of a castle, and the dominance of a colorful small neighbouring tree people. This message is a little too obvious and simple both in delivery and style for my liking. Some may enjoy Sticks more, but I was left dissatisfied in the end.
I was nosing through the graphic novel shelf at BN and found this. I think it's wonderful. I'm at a loss for words. (haha... bad joke, sorry)