The Odyssey by Seymour Chwast

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Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales. Now he turns to Homer's Odyssey, one of the best-known stories in history. The tale is one that begs for visual interpretation, filled with mythic characters we all know well: the Cyclops, the Lotus-Eaters, the cannibal Laestrygonians, the Sirens, the monster Scylla (beside the whirlpool Charybdis), Poseidon, Athena, and Zeus. Featuring a bold black, white, and blue interior design throughout, and imbued with Chwast's own sly humor, The Odyssey brings us a dazzling new vision of one of the epic journeys.
 

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Seymour Chwast is a graduate of the Cooper Union, where he studied illustration and graphic design. He is a founding partner of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, whose distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communications. In 1985 the name was changed to the Pushpin Group; Chwast is the studio's director. Chwast has illustrated more than thirty books for children and has created two previous graphic adaptations of classic works: Dante's Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales. He lives in New York City. Visit Dante's Divine Comedy HC www.pushpininc.com.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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My story tells you a lot about human nature.” And then, at the end of the tale, his listener realizes, “Getting into trouble and out of it again is really everyone’s story, isn’t it?” And so the universality of the age-old epic asserts itself.

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The latest in an unofficial series of graphic novels based on the classics (The Canterbury Tales; The Divine Comedy), veteran illustrator and graphic designer Chwast interprets the Greek epic in strai

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The renowned illustrator and graphic designer continues his series of classic adaptations, with diminishing returns.

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