Cartoonist Basil Wolverton was known for his grotesque drawings, fantastically odd creatures, spaghetti- like hair, smoothly sculpted caricatures and insanely detailed crosshatching. An illustrator for Life, Pageant and MAD magazines and golden age comics, he has been regarded stylistically as one of the spiritual grandfathers of underground comix. But less well known and understood is his work for the Worldwide Church of God. From 1953 through 1974, Wolverton, a deeply religious man, was commissioned and later employed by the church to write and illustrate a narrative of the Old Testament (including over 550 illustrations), some 20 apocalyptic illustrations inspired by the Book of Revelations, and dozens of cartoons and humorous illustrations for various Worldwide Church publications. Compiled and edited by Wolverton's son, Monte, the 304-page Wolverton Bible includes all of Wolverton's artwork for the Worldwide Church of God corporation. Recording artist and noted EC authority Grant Geissman provides an insightful foreword, while Monte Wolverton delivers commentary and background in the introduction and in each section. This volume is authorized and commissioned by the Worldwide Church of God and endorsed by the Wolverton family. Many of the illustrations in this book are regarded as Basil Wolverton's finest work. Still others have never been published, and some of the humorous drawings printed here rival Wolverton's work in MAD magazine. Hardcover, b&w.
320 pages • ISBN-10: 156097964X • ISBN-13: 9781560979647 • Publisher: Fantagraphics