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Hitler Moves East

A Graphic Chronicle, 1941-43: 35th Anniversary Edition
by David Levinthal and G. B. Trudeau
Andrews McMeel Pub

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback
Pages: 104 pp.
Size: 11.50 x 14.25 inches

ISBN: 9781449428594
TB Code: 1706076
Availability: 122 in stock

As the New York Times pointed out ten years after publication, “Levinthal’s war pictures are radically new," and indeed they were. Using cheap, molded plastic toy soldiers and tanks, art school classmates Trudeau and Levinthal conceived a fascinating new narrative form, a “paper movie,” at once deeply evocative and unabashedly fake. Combining selected archival materials with photographs of 1/35-scale toys placed in meticulously constructed miniature settings, the two artists conjured up an astonishing reimagining of World War II’s most epic campaign—the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Traveling precariously between fantasy and reality, Levinthal and Trudeau produced a work now recognized as both a sublime graphic manifesto and a powerful documentary of men at war.