Truth, Justice and the American Dream: The Men Behind Superman
Sole Winner of the GOLD Ledger Award, 2019.
Everyone knows Superman, but not everyone knows the story of the two youngsters who created him. Based on archival material and original sources, Truth, Justice and The American Dream: The Men Behind Superman tells the story of the friendship between writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster, and places the tale in the wider context of the American comic book industry.
This limited edition contains writer Julian Voloj’s commentary on the story. Thomas Campi, the award-winning* Sydney-based illustrator provides some of his preliminary artwork for the book and shares some of his artistic process. Short interviews with both creators are also included.
*2017 – Prix Oecuménique, Angouleme International Comics Festival;
2016 – Prix Cognito Belge, le meilleur de la BD historique édité en Belgique;
2019 – GOLD Ledger Award ‘for Excellence in Australian comics’;
2014 – Spectrum Fantastic Art – Comics, Gold Award and Prix Cognito Belge, le meilleur de la BD historique édité en Belgique.