Three Books Worth A Look

Here are three cartoon and film-related books that aren’t on my bookshelf but will be soon.


The Adventures of Herge: Creator of Tintin by Michael Farr appears to be a well researched and nicely illustrated volume about the legendary comic artist.

Wordless Books

Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels by David Berona came out last month and it is packed with STUNNING artwork that falls somewhere between comics, illustration and fine art. The book also discusses the work of Milt Gross and Fleischer animator Myron Waldman, who created the 1943 graphic novel Eve.

Subversive Cinema

I’ve always wanted a copy of Amos Vogel’s influential Seventies book Film as a Subversive Art and didn’t realize until recently that it had been reprinted. The book is inspiring and packed with lots of black-and-white stills. Animation filmmakers are also sprinkled liberally throughout the text.