Or word to wood, Gustave Doré’ did both. Engravers brought art to the masses; they sent art to the printing press. Words do have limits illustrations can even feed the illiterate. Doré’ imprinted Camelot onto minds; he put to picture, King Author and Merlin (Bottom two illustrations adorn Lord Tennyson’s  Idylls of the King). Poe’s poem, The Raven, can stand on its own (Top two illustrations) but Doré’ sent many fantasy and Sci Fi fans to the moon with his Grim Reaper. Doré’ should get a shout out at Comic-Con because most of their world had not been invented yet.


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