by Steffen Kverneland
In "Munch," writer and artist Steffen Kverneland brings the story of one of the world s most influential painters to vivid life. This extraordinary, inventive graphic novel uses text drawn exclusively from the quotes of Edvard Munch and his contemporaries. Filled with authenticity and life, "Munch "debunks the familiar myth of the half-mad expressionist painter anguished, starving, and ill-treated and draws out his neglected sense of humor and optimism. Born out of a lifelong fascination with Munch s life and work, Kverneland s seven-year project is a landmark of graphic biography and the funniest, most entertaining portrait yet of a complex man and the pioneering artist behind "The Scream.""