Salva Rubio (writer) Efa (art)
The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style. From the Salon des Refuses ("Salon of the Rejected") and many struggling years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.
NOMINATED FOR THE EISNER AWARD 'BEST PAINTER' 2018
-School Library Connection
"Both a collectible and a joy to read. A landmark in serious comics about art."
-Publishers Weekly starred review
"This beautiful, evocative story will please fans of biography, art history, and impressionism. Highly recommended."
-Library Journal Starred Review
"The best of the many recent comics biographies of artists."
-Booklist Starred review
"BEST OF 2017. This is certainly one of the most visually stunning comics released this year, and another worthy addition to an ever-growing number of comics dedicated to exploring the lives of the masters."
-AJ Frost, The Beat
"A solid biography, with impressive illustration."
-Slings and Arrows
"Win's Christmas Gift Recommendation: Picture Perfect Present for Art and Comics Lovers… 10/10. A minor masterpiece and guaranteed to be on the reading list for any art historian
studying the Impressionists and modern art, Monet: Itinerant of Light is a magic window into another world and one you should seek out."
-Win Wiacek, Now Read This
-Midwest Book Review
"Highly recommended! Grade 9/10"
"4.5 out of 5 stars. Incredible illustrations. It's even better that it's reminiscent of Monet's painting style, because it is like an homage to the artist."
-Hit or Miss
9x12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99
Buy the e-book: $9.99