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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Beautiful wordlessness


I love wordless stories.

Here's one I bought recently: Bluebird by artist Bob Staake. Take a look -- there's a short trailer posted on the Amazon.com site.

In Flotsam, David Wiesner conveys an eloquent tale about a magical camera found on the Jershey shore.

Though he's best known for comics like The Spirit, the late great Will Eisner was a master of wordless narrative. Here's one I go back to over and over, for all kinds of reasons. Some pages have dialogue, but many don't.

Finally, The Arrival by Shaun Tan tells a special and fantastical immigration story. The drawings are impeccable.

So I said "finally," but I meant only finally for today. There will be more ...







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