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Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927-1981 (English and Spanish Edition) Hardcover – January 15, 2013
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Wood rose to fame with the work he did for the (in)famous EC comics in the '50's. Mainly for his sci-fi work, with his spaceship interiors with all those buttons and dials and spring tubing that had no particular use other than looking pretty damn cool. To this day you can see all this cluttered machinery in every sc-fi film you see. He also drew the most sexy girls ever, and even invented the "bottomless" t-shirt before any girl ever wore one. He was a fanatic of using a double-light source to enhance his art, and is considered the master of that. His characters practically leap off the pages. Wood also had a very peculiar way of drawing that was all his own. Pretty much like Jack Kirby, he created his own aritstic "language" by drawing figures that, though not proportionally acurate (his women all had short torsos, long legs and a huge bust), looked perfectly right. Add to this his most improbable double source lighting, and his characters looked more real than life.Read more ›
I had read about the original catalog last year on some blog site or other, and was drooling over it, and after checking foreign dealers and being discouraged I checked Amazon to see if there were used copies available, and that's when I saw that it was being reprinted in the States. Thank you IDW!!! Being a book nut, I'd love to know a little more about the original catalog, as in dimensions and binding. I'm inclined to think that this IDW version is probably larger and better bound than the original, (most of the exhibition catalogs I've seen are paperback) but I may be wrong.
I believe the cover that Amazon is using to show the book is the original catalog cover. My copy of the book uses different comic book panels, for example, instead of "To Kill A God", the cover to Dynamo #3 is used for that panel.
The book is well worth the weight. I mean wait. It's a big and beautiful beast, full of both color and black and white pieces. There are many rare pieces from Wood's youth (1940s vintage) some of which I've never seen before. There are several comic stories reprinted full-page and complete from the original art (as in the "Artist Editions") including some Sally Forth as well as E.C. pieces.Read more ›
If you like Wally Wood, you simply NEED this book.
Unlike many other similar books on a given creator's career, this is finely designed with a clear, elegant layout, and it manages just the right balance of comic book, original line work, sketches, rare pieces and a few photos of Wood himself. Quality reproduction is impressive, taking advantage of the book's large size, with original pages showing all the details and nuances, the spots where there was some art correction or the paper has gone brown because of adhesive tape smudge or simply old age.
This is the perfect companion to IDW's impressive Wally Wood's EC Stories: Artist's Edition.
Again, if you already like Wood, these two books will teach you to love it, and love Comic Book as an art form, too.
And for a change, it even arrived properly packaged and in good condition from Amazon. You couldn't ask for more.
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Any fan of Wally Wood -- any fan of great artists -- will love this book. Based on an exhibition of Wood's work held in Spain a few years ago, the text given in English and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by warlord
A comprehensive overview of one of of the masters. A beautiful oversized hardcover with thick paper stock and top of the line printing.Published 18 months ago by Phillip Radcliffe
A beautiful collection and biography of one of the all-time greats. Images are nicely reproduced on thick, quality paper, and the book is a monster. Highly recommended!Published 20 months ago by G. Andrew Boush
wally and hal. the 2 best comic artist to ever have lived. period.Published 24 months ago by Rob E. Brown
Wood is my idea of the most productive, talented, and deeply comic-booky of all comic-book artists. He excelled at both straight stuff and humor.Published on December 11, 2013 by Jack Hink
Giving praise to this book is like sending coal to Newcastle- it's already received so much positive attention that more seems unnecessary. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by sandy plunkett