Buster Keaton is among the most iconic faces ever to grace the silver screen. By the age of 24, he headlined his own independent studio where he and a handful of collaborators turned out 19 shorts and 10 feature comedies. Many of these films are seen as classics today, and a few are hailed among the greatest films ever made. At the peak of his creative powers, Buster Keaton rivaled Charlie Chaplin. But it didn’t last…
In this exciting new graphic novel, Ryan Barnett and Matthew Tavares weave together Keaton’s life and
films—the triumphs, close calls, near misses, bumps, bruises and broken bones that made up Buster’s life
and work are showcased in this biography. Barnett/Tavares create a gripping portrait of a singular artist who influenced everyone from Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney to Wes Anderson and Jackie Chan.
- Publisher : Firefly Books
- Publication Date: Oct 2017
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1770859780
- ISBN-13 : 978-1770859784
- Item weight : 771 g
- Dimensions : 8 x 10 in
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For four French expatriates who escaped the clutches of the Nazi regime to find asylum in Canada, adventure was to be the antidote to depression brought on by the cruelty of war. In 1956, armed with nothing but the flannel on their backs, a small stock of food, and some crude navigation and communication equipment, the quartet set sail from Halifax.
Their goal: to become the first crew to cross the Atlantic by raft. Fashioned from telephone poles and built entirely by hand, the raft they called L’Egare II would be their home for 88 harrowing days as they crossed the North Atlantic from Canada to Britain. And they made it!
In The Raftsmen, Barnett and comic illustrator Dmitry Bondarenko explore the adventure-fueled men aboard the L’Egare II, and the complex emotional undercurrents that led to their daredevil voyage.
Sixty years after they set sail, the epic story of the raftsmen’s historic Atlantic crossing is brought to life for the first time.