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Graphic Witness


It’s easy to think of the graphic novel as a modern phenomena, but this book shows how that simply isn’t the case. Its 420 pages are split between four stories, each by a different woodcut artist, a technique that dates back centuries. The stories are all wordless and are limited to a single panel per page, and are all concerned with timeless political and social issues that were particularly relevant when the artists were working.

  • The Passion of a Man by Frans Masereel (1918)
  • Wild Pilgrimage by Lynd Ward (1932)
  • White Collar by Giamcomo Patri (1938)
  • Southern Cross by Laurence Hyde (1951)

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Andy Shaw

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