Munch

2016 DEBUT Munch
Book Author(s) Steffen Kverneland
Publisher SelfMadeHero
Book List Price $24.95
All-Ages Appropriate No
Web site http://selfmadehero.com/


DESCRIPTION:

An extraordinary and inventive graphic biography, Steffen Kverneland’s Munch explores the relationships and obsessions that drove the artist behind ‘The Scream’. Using text drawn from the writings of Edvard Munch and his contemporaries, this extensively researched and beautifully drawn graphic novel debunks the familiar myth of the half-mad expressionist painter – anguished, starving and ill-treated – to reveal the artist’s neglected sense of humour and optimism. Born out of a life-long fascination with all things Munch, Kverneland’s award-winning seven-year project is the funniest and most entertaining portrait yet of a complex man and a pioneering artist.

Steffen Kverneland is an award-winning comics artist. He is the author of biographies of Henrik Ibsen and Olaf Gulbransson, among many other books. He lives in Norway.

“A dazzlingly use of sequential storytelling… Rarely have I read a more entertaining biography.” The Comics Journal