Lon Chaney Speaks

Lon Chaney Speaks

by Pat Dorian


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A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists.

From the artist: "'No one will ever love me!' I believe it was this near-universal fear that makes Lon Chaney's characters continue to resonate with us today. On their surface, most of them are distinctly unlikeable: they are monsters, outcasts, criminals. But through his unique magic, Chaney makes them empathetic. He pioneered the craft of makeup artist long before that term ever existed, and he used his expertise to hide himself from public view—what if nobody loved him?"


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524747435
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Series: Pantheon Graphic Library
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 193,905
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

PAT DORIAN is a cartoonist whose illustrations have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mad Magazine, and other national publications. His animation work includes projects for Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and PBS. He teaches at the Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts in New York.

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