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Title Alay-oop / by William Gropper ; introduction by James Sturm.
Author Gropper, William, 1897-1977, author, artist.
Publication New York, NY : New York Review of Books, [2019]
Description 208 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm.
Call # FIC GROPPER
Series New York Review Comics
New York Review comics.
Summary "William Gropper was one of the great American cartoonists and illustrators of the twentieth century. A student of George Bellows and Robert Henri, he was a prolific newspaper cartoonist, a WPA muralist, a Guggenheim recipient, and committed political activist--the first visual artist called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, after which he was blacklisted (though he got revenge with his pen). He was also a master of visual storytelling, best seen in his only full-length narrative work, Alay-Oop. First published in 1930, just as Gropper was coming to the height of his powers, this lost classic of the graphic novel presents an unusual love triangle: two circus acrobats and the honey-tongued schemer who comes between them. In page after page of charming, wordless art, Gropper takes us from the big top to bustling New York streets, from a cramped tenement apartment to the shifting landscape of a dream, as his characters struggle with the conflicting demands of career, family, and romance. A timeless and surprisingly modern yarn--with backflips aplenty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Acrobats -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Acrobats. (OCoLC)fst00796063
Genre Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Addl. Author Sturm, James, 1965- writer of introduction.
ISBN 1681373009 (hardcover) :
9781681373003 (hardcover) :

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