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From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin
 
 
Author
Steven Brower with Peter & Philip Meskin. Jerry Robinson, intro.
Publisher Fantagraphics  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 12.25 x 9.25 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9781606993583
Pages/Publication Date 220/2010
Daedalus Item Code 31957
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A coffee-table art book and a critical biography of one of the 20th century's most influential comic book artists, this tribute to Mort Meskin finally gives this overlooked artist the recognition he is due. The first artist to draw Sheena of the Jungle, Meskin spanned both the Golden and Silver ages of comics, from the 1940s to the 60s. His drawing, chiaroscuro technique, and storytelling are judged to be among the most sophisticated of his time, and the quality of his overall oeuvre blurs the distinction between high and low art. From Shadow to Light presents 220 color pages of Meskin's comics—many scanned from the original art—as well as art from his career in advertising and his fine art.

"Recent years have seen a growing interest in the early years of the comic-book industry, shining a light on the pioneers of the art form. Few individuals are more deserving of this attention than [Mort] Meskin, whose abilities surpassed nearly all of his contemporaries. One of the few comics artists of the era who'd had formal training (at the Pratt Institute), Meskin's illustration skills, panel compositions, page designs, and dramatic lighting displayed a sophistication that was largely wasted on the mundane superhero and genre stories of the 1940s and 50s. Although Meskin's work is today known only to hard-core comics aficionados, he was a major influence on artists who went on to far greater renown, including Joe Kubert, who learned from inking Meskin's pencil drawings as a teenager, and Steve Ditko. [Steve] Brower, a former art director at the New York Times, supplies revealing biographical information, insightful critical assessments, and, most of all, page after page of Meskin's brilliant work, much of it reproduced from the rare original drawings."—Booklist

 
 
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