LIVES OF THE ARTISTS

India Today - - LEISURE - by RA­JESH DEVRAJ who is a scriptwriter and coau­thor of the ac­claimed graphic novel Sud­er­shan Chim­panzee

In re­cent years, graphic bi­ogra­phies of artists have be­come an es­tab­lished genre in comics. With UK pub­lisher SelfMadeHero pro­duc­ing a stream of ti­tles on artists such as Pi­casso, Gau­guin and Munch, it’s ev­i­dent this is more than a pass­ing vogue. But how many of th­ese works rise above the il­lus­trated Great Life and the kitschy myth of the tragic, mis­un­der­stood ge­nius?

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