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The preeminent American political cartoonist's classic reinterpretation of Dante's Inferno as a satirical indictment of capitalism — as it has never been seen before.

Capitalist oligarchs and their minions have been condemned to Hell, but they lead a hostile takeover, throw out Satan, and privatize the Inferno. Operated by a corporate monopoly who maximizes profits and misery, Hell has become the perfect capitalist paradise. Fantagraphics, the premier publisher of cartoon art, presents each page of Young's art scanned from the original and reproduced in full color. His brushstrokes are clearly visible and this artwork appears as it did on his drawing board. This edition also includes the original 1934 essays by Young and his "friend, admirer, and attorney" Charles Recht, a foreword by acclaimed graphic designer Steven Heller, and an introduction by art collector and documentarian Glenn Bray.

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ISBN-13: 9781683962809
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 1,137,366
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Art Young was an American political cartoonist and writer who was born in 1866 and died in 1943. He attended the Chicago Academy of Design, the Art Students League of New York, and the Academie Julian. Young is most known for his contributions to the radical socialist magazine The Masses.

Steven Heller is an authority on graphic design, so much so that the AIGA's Cultural Commentary prize is in his name.

Glenn Bray lives in California’s San Fernando Valley with his wife, the Dutch editor Lena Zwalve.

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