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This is a fantastical graphic novel fan letter to some of the greatest American comic book creators.
This book collects five individual stories illuminating the art and lives of the all-time great comic book artists Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Wallace Wood, Will Eisner, and Richard Corben. Ponchione blends biographical details about each artist with the characters and worlds they created, mixing fact with fiction as a testament to the remarkable imaginations of these masterful comics-makers.
About the Author
Sergio Ponchione is an internationally recognized cartoonist from Italy. He won the Gran Guinigi Award at the 2009 Lucca Comics Festival and the Attilio Micheluzzi Award at the 2012 Napoli Comicon. Since 2005, he has taught at the Cartoon School of Asti, his hometown.
This is an attractive work from an exceptional artist. … Each pastiche is beautifully drawn, as are the framing segments featuring Ponchione’s own clean, naturalistic style.
— Publishers Weekly
A touching and engaging experiment that makes great use of surrealism and metafiction.
— Comic Book Resources
[Memorabilia transports the reader] back to that special moment of picking a comic up at a newsstand and getting that rush of being exposed to the imagination of an artist.
— The Comics Journal