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The mammoth sized (542 pages) third and final volume of the Graphic Canon has arrived; chock-a-block with comics adaptations, illustrations and illuminations of 20th classics of literature. Highlights among the dozens of featured teamings of artists and writers are: Milton Knight & Zora Neale Hurston; Mardou & Anaïs Nin; R. Crumb & Jean Paul Sartre; R. Sikoryak & Franz Kafka; Ted Rall & Sherwood Anderson; Lauren Weinstein & W.B. Yeats; Onsmith & J.G. Ballard; Aidan Koch & Ben Okri; Jeremy Eaton & Flannery O'Connor; Robert Goodin & William Faulkner; Lance Tooks & Somerset Maugham; Dame Darcy & Cormac McCarthy; CMU alum, Juliacks & Hubert Selby, Jr.; and many more!
Published by one of the leading lights of the Left, Verso Books, this anthology is jam-packed full of engaging, entertaining, enjoyable and, especially, educational comics about a wide swath of historical figures – ranging from Walt Whitman to Charlie Parker and including Gertrude Stein, Mabel Dodge, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker and far too many others to mention here – that have been collected together under the umbrella of "Bohemians." There are some great comics on hand here, by the likes of Sharon Rudahl, Dan Steffan, Sabrina Jones, Matt Howarth, Lance Tooks, David Lasky, Milton Knight, Ellen Lindner, Peter Kuper, Afua Richardson, and the late, great Spain Rodriguez, whose participation here indicates that this has been a long fermenting project. All in all it makes for a great read, and it's a good deal! Laugh and learn, for less. Recommended.