Wally's World: The Brillant Life and Tragic Death of Wally Wood, the World's 2nd Best Comic Book Artist
Steve Starger, J. David SpurlockISBN: 188759180X;
Wally's World opens Halloween night, 1981, in a seedy world of pornographers and addicts, with a death by .44 magnum gunshot... This is no mystery club thriller but the true, dramatic illustrated biography of legendary cartoonist Wallace Wood. But his death, in semi-squalid surroundings and the wretched state of his body belie the glory that came before. Within the world of pop-art, Wood was revered as a rebel genius who inspired a generation, including "underground" artists Robert Crumb, Robert Williams and Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman. Wood rose to the pinnacle of pop-culture stardom as one of America's top humorists at MAD magazine. Surviving McCarthy-era politics, Wood excelled as a cutting-edge science-fiction illustrator and mainstream regaler of daring superhero deeds. The award-winning artist was sought out to collaborate with pop-art maestro Peter Max; noted filmmaker Ralph Bakshi; Harry Harrison, the Nebula Award winning author of the...
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