Storyteller Without Words
by Lynd Ward
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Long before the term graphic novel was coined, and before it was acceptable for a comic to be considered art, Lynd Ward was using the power of pure images to create ‘stories without words.’ Like fellow printmaker Frans Masereel, Ward used the technique of wood engraving to create a series of rich and intricate images that when put together told a powerful narrative. No theme was too large for Ward, as he tackled death, fate, sex, and the struggle of the individual against insurmountable forces. Of special note are the stories “God’s Man” and “Vertigo”, both contained in this volume.