Joseph Smith and the Mormons


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$29.99  $27.89
Abrams Comicarts
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6.2 X 9.4 X 1.3 inches | 2.55 pounds

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About the Author

Noah Van Sciver is widely considered one of the most notable cartoonists of his generation and first came to national attention in 2006 with his critically acclaimed anthology comic book series Blammo, which earned him three Ignatz Award nominations. His work has appeared in MAD magazine, the Comics Journal, Best American Comics, and The Stranger, as well as numerous anthologies. Van Sciver is the author of multiple critically acclaimed graphic novels, including The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole, One Dirty Tree, and Fante Bukowski. Van Sciver lives in Columbia, South Carolina.


"This graphic history/biography is intensive with dialogue and text, but it's particularly eloquent on the wordless pages, which allow Van Sciver's artistry to shine through. The author ably captures the world in which Joseph Smith and his followers made their way west through the wilderness, facing persecution and charges of perfidy at every turn. . . . Beautifully drawn, contentious, and word-heavy, offering everything about early Mormonism that anyone might like to know."
-- "Kirkus Reviews"

★"An extraordinary, full-color chronicle [of Joseph Smith] . . . Gobsmacked reactions indubitably await. . . . audiences with an interest in the origins of major religions will discover multilayered, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up history here."

-- "Booklist, STARRED review"
★"Van Sciver (One Dirty Tree) pulls off an ambitious feat: a nuanced graphic biography of Mormonism's founder. . . . Van Sciver was raised Mormon and expertly threads the needle here, allowing space for genuine belief while highlighting human moments of doubt, dissembling, and anger in the Latter-day Saint prophet. It's an exemplar graphic narrative, reminiscent of Chester Brown's Louis Riel, and will resonate with both believers and skeptics."
-- "Publishers Weekly, STARRED review"