This book represented a whole new genre when it came out in 2013: A Norwegian drawn biography. With a combination of humor and irreverence, Steffen Kvernland created a wonderful description of Edvard Munch, letting his own talents as a comic book illustrator melt together with the artistic expression of Munch himself. For anyone who loves Edvard Munch and his art!
“In Munch, writer and artist Steffen Kverneland brings the story of one of the world’s most influential painters to vivid life. This extraordinary, inventive graphic novel uses text drawn exclusively from the quotes of Edvard Munch and his contemporaries. Filled with authenticity and life, Munch debunks the familiar myth of the half-mad expressionist painter—anguished, starving, and ill-treated—and draws out his neglected sense of humor and optimism.”