|witzend by Wallace Wood and various artists - Video/Photo Slideshow Preview|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under witzend, Wallace Wood, video, previews, Patrick Rosenkranz, new releases||2 May 2014 1:33 PM|
656-page black & white/color 9" x 12.5" x 2.75" two-volume slipcased hardcover set • $125.00
Ships in: June 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
When the formulaic constraints, censorious nature, and onerous lack of creator's rights in mainstream comics got to be too much for the brilliant cartoonist Wallace Wood in 1966, he struck out on his own with the self-published witzend. It became a haven for Wood and his fellow professional cartoonist friends where they could produce the kind of personal work that they wanted to do, without regard to commercial demands — and with friends like Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Ralph Reese, Archie Goodwin, Angelo Torres, Steve Ditko, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Art Spiegelman, Don Martin, Vaughn Bodé, Jim Steranko, Jeff Jones, Howard Chaykin, Trina Robbins, Bernie Wrightson, and literally dozens more, it was bound to be a great ride! Now, Fantagraphics presents the complete run of witzend in this beautiful slipcased two-volume set with a special introduction by Bill Pearson and a history by Patrick Rosenkranz.