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Audubon: On the Wings of the World

By Fabien Grolleau
Illustrated by Jérémie Royer

The true story of an incredible artist and adventurer: one who encapsulates the spirit of early America, when the wilderness felt limitless and was still greatly unexplored.

Throughout the first half of the 19th century , John James Audubon was America’s dominant wildlife artist. Having always drawn birds as a hobby , it wasn’t until facing bankruptcy that he decided to embark upon an epic ornithological quest across America with nothing but his artist’ s materials, an assistant, and a gun. The journey was far from easy, but the dramatic, life-sized bird portraits he produced along the way were an immediate success upon his return. Audubon’s legacy continues to this day, particularly in the deep concerns he later voiced for the conservation of the beautiful species he depicted. His seminal work, Birds of America, is one against which 20th and 21st century wildlife artists are still measured.

  • A stunningly illustrated and detailed book charting the life and adventures of a passionate bird-lover and explorer.
  • Uses the graphic novel format to great effect, bringing to life this fascinating and important figure.
  • Appeals to those interested in illustration and good design, as well as fans of historical stories, wildlife and adventure.

About the author

Fabien Grolleau is the cofounder of Vide Cocagne, an organisation which publishes graphic novels and comic collections. He has written and created several comics for Vide Cocagne as well as the graphic novel, Jaques a Dit. Jérémie Royer is an illustrator and designer. After studying art for two years in Nice, he specialised in comic book art and illustration in Brussels.

ISBN: 9781910620151
Imprint: Nobrow
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2017
Dimensions: 215 x 275mm, 184pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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