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Singing about "Gods’ Man" March 20, 2013

Original edition of God’s Man, 1929  The music kind of started pouring out for this when I was looking at the “God’s Man” book-  Jim James Jim James is best known as the frontman for the very successful band My Morning Jacket. In 2008 while performing at the University of Iowa James fell off the stage and got banged up pretty bad. In the months following, while recuperating, James was given a copy of Lynd Ward’s seminal…

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Lady Masereel: Marta Chudolinska’s Wordless Novel ‘Back + Forth’ May 26, 2010

Noted illustrator, wood engraver, printer and book designer George A.Walker encourages his students at the Ontario College of Art & Design to “embrace 19th century linocut printmaking techniques to create extended visual narratives.” One of the fruits of his labor is this stunning book by Marta Chudolinska. Chudolinska, who immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1991, cites Frans Masereel, one of the titans of the wordless novel, as her inspiration for the book. “Masereel’s style…

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