Avi’s picture book Silent Movie (illustrated by C. B. Mordan) is quite a treat for movie lovers and sequential art fans.
According to the title page, the illustrations are ink on clay-board, and to my uninformed eye, it looks like woodcut. It is a stark experience at first but I grew to think of it as the flickering of the early films.
The story is melodramatic and entirely appropriate. A young boy and his mother voyage to New York City to join their father and husband. But very little goes as expected….