Sticks and Stones GN (2004 Three Rivers Press) comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Peter Kuper. Kuper's astonishingly expressive illustrations depict the story of giant Rock Man's volcanic birth and his subsequent attempt to lead a tribe of little rock people. Kuper's characters - including Stonetop, Rock Man's loyal supporter, and Black Rock, a rock woman who opposes Rock Man's militaristic aggression against the neighboring Stick kingdom - all spring to life as wonderfully developed personalities. With illustrations that convey kinetic energy and engaging humor; a crisp, comic, dramatic story that rings with the truth of an ancient myth; as well as a slyly persuasive political message, Sticks and Stones is a legend for our times. Softcover, 8-in. x 8-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $13.95.