An­dre the Gi­ant: Life and Leg­end

Animation Magazine - - Frame- By- Frame - By Box Brown [First Sec­ond, $18]

If you had to pick a per­sona who truly epit­o­mized the cliche “larger than life,” chances are you would land on An­dre Rous­si­moff — bet­ter known by his stage mon­icker: An­dre the Gi­ant. Best known from his pro-wrestling ca­reer and his role as the lov­able gi­ant in The Princess Bride, An­dre was a nor­mal guy whose life be­came ex­tra­or­di­nary be­cause of his phys­i­cal mas­sive­ness (at his peak, he car­ried 500 pounds on his nearly seven-and-a-half-foot frame), which ul­ti­mately was also his un­do­ing. In this painstak­ingly re­searched graphic bi­og­ra­phy, Ig­natz Award-win­ning comic artist and wrestling fan Box Brown pares this larger than life char­ac­ter down with a mix of his­tor­i­cal records, anec­dotes from his col­leagues and ex­plo­rations of The Gi­ant’s ca­reer.

— Mercedes Mil­li­gan

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