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Dial S for Silesia – Silesian-Style Superheroes

Author(s): Marek Głowacki
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Photography, Social history
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Superhero; Cieszyn Silesia; art.-book; history of the region
Summary/Abstract: The publication comprises illustrations drawn and texts written by Marek Głowacki, which were created as a part of an artistic project “Dial S for Silesia – Silesian-Style Superheroes.” It includes a series of comic-book illustrations depicting characters bound to the region of Silesia, in particular Cieszyn Silesia being a place to which the author has both personal and professional ties. What can be found in the book are over thirty drawingsexecuted in comic-book fashion, created using digital and traditional methods, and published in a form of an artist’s book. The characters depicted are based on reallife Silesians whose achievements put them on a par with superheroes in a broad sense of the word. Głowacki’s way of engaging us into lives of the figures in question is embedded in a tradition of the black-and-white comic-book imagery. Their attainments are showcased by singular, detail-rich illustrations. In addition to drawings the publication contains the author’s text on comic book as genre and drawings as such, as well as passages concerning the specificity of the region and the superhuman nature of Silesians directly stemming from it.The project was realised within the scope of Young Scholars (Młodzi Naukowcy) subsidy that aims at advancement of young academic staff of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Silesia in Katowice. Marek Głowacki, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the Department of Drawings of the Fine Arts Institute located in Cieszyn, where he is in charge of a drawings workshop.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3328-1
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3327-4
  • Page Count: 102
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish