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Nick Cardy: The Artist at War Hardcover – February 26, 2013


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (February 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781165335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781165331
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 12.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This art would be beautiful even if it weren’t created under such difficult circumstances; and as assembled, it does tell a story.” – AV Club

“An amazing hardcover that faithfully reproduces all the sketches that Cardy did throughout his time in World War II.” “A lavishly-produced art book.” “I love that someone took the time to do a book like this in the first place. It’d be a great read even if you weren’t a fan of Nick Cardy’s work at all, but if you are, then this will immediately become one of your favorite Cardy books of all time. Seriously. I can’t recommend it enough.” “I hope it sells through the roof and starts a trend. I’d love it if this was the first of many volumes about the greats of comics and what their actual lives were about. These guys have great stories to tell, and we should get them told.” – Comic Book Resources

“a moving collection of sketches, watercolors, photos and the voice of a powerful artist. From intimate portraits to brutal landscapes, this Silver Age comic book legend takes you on a moving journey through his time during the war. I recommend Nick Cardy’s collection for lovers of history and to see a different side of this great artist who made pop culture history.” – Comics Blend

“History buffs and comic book fans alike will thoroughly enjoy this private look into the life of Nick Cardy.” – Fanboy Comics

“This is a fantastic book that has been lovingly put together and should find a happy place on any artist or history buffs bookshelf.” – First Comic News

“The presentation is spectacular, from the layout to the binding. This book is genuinely one of the best things we’ve ever reviewed on the site and would make a great gift for anyone interested in World War II.” – Military.com

“These amazing drawings illustrate and document a very poignant time in human history.” – Retrenders

“The Artist at War is a special book. It is a chance to be transported across time and space. It is an opportunity to read the stories, see the pictures, and relive a moment in history which defined a generation. When that opportunity comes knocking you really must take it.” “Whether you are a fan of Cardy’s comic book work, a history buff, or someone who wishes they had a chance to see a memory through someone else’s eyes, Nick Cardy: The Artist at War is a must-read book.” – Stumptown

“Rarely do we see this side of our comic book creators, and it shines a light on what I am sure played a huge influence on the artists and writers from golden age of comics.” – The Blot Says

“Fascinating...a side of Cardy that fans of the Silver Age never got to see.” – Uproxx

“Nick Cardy: The Artist at War is a pleasure to hold and look at. These collections from Titan Books are VERY well packaged, and as far as coffee table or guest reading materials are concerned, it’s hard to do much better with a focus on comics.” – Comic Book Herald

“This book is absolutely perfect for history buffs. It is also absolutely perfect for folks interested in the human condition. And, war is all about the human condition, a condition that Nick Cardy captured just about every angle of with his pen and sketchbook.” – Unleash the Fanboy

“Reaches the importance that only few “artbooks” are able to archive.” – Part Time Fanboy

About the Author

Nick Cardy, now in his 90s, is one of the all-time greats of the comicbook world. He drew countless pages and covers for DC Comics, and was inducted into the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 2005.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Criticalfrimmel on September 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I came across this at Pittsburgh Comic-con this past weekend. It is a terrific little slice of history. The subjects in the sketches aren't the stuff that usually make it into books about the war. That stuff always seems to be either the destruction or the famous leaders. This is a lot more personal and a lot more of and about the common soldier. Terrific find.
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By Saltwaterfisherman on August 24, 2014
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I bought this paperback because the author lived nearby and had such a wonderful association with illustration via comic books that I wanted to see what his efforts produced when he was young and active during WW II. I was not disappointed. The book is filled with sketches and colored drawings of combat. He passed away in November 2013 but I am very happy to have acquired this book of a very gifted man.
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Nick Cardy is known to many people interested in comic art for his work on horror comics. But well before that (but after working for Eisner for a while) Cardy found himself drafted and then sent overseas to fight in the European theater of WWII. Starting out as an infantryman, Cardy would see combat as a tank driver as his division rolled across Germany.

Throughout the time he was in the Army he kept very small sketchbooks in which he used pen and ink and watercolor to illustrate the experiences of him and his buddies. The artwork goes from rough to exquisite... one photo almost looks like a photograph! But many of the illustrations show the skills that Cardy would be known for during the silver age of comics.

This book does an excellent job of reproducing the sketches from Cardy's pads, putting them on a black background. It also includes many great photos from his time in Third Armored Division.
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hi

his WW2 experiences captured in his sketches truly show
the degree of depth and emotions he experienced in ww2

The man is truly extraordinary and he has carried on this
with his artworks in early EC titles and the silver age
marvel and DC titles as well

The man deserves a leading position among his peers like
wally wood jack davis harvey kurtzman will eisner.

No true ww2 artwork collector should miss out on this great
gem of a book

cheers
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