Illustrator Jon J. Muth
Introduction by Adam Kempenaar
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2008
  • Price: $27.50
  • Trim Size: 6 58 x 10 316
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9522-0
  • EAN: 9780810995222
  • Page Count: 192
  • Illustrations: 176 Color Illu
  • Format: Hardcover

Behind every great suspense thriller lurks the shadow of M. In Fritz Lang's first sound film from 1931, Peter Lorre delivers a haunting performance as a serial killer--a whistling pedophile hunted by the police and brought to trial by the forces of the Berlin underworld.

In 1990, a young painter, Jon J Muth, continued his rise in the comic book industry by adapting the story of M into a four-issue comic book miniseries. Muth's photorealistic illustrations paved the way for the acceptance of painted comics, influencing a generation of artists who followed him.

Long out of print, these four issues are collected together for the first time as a hardcover graphic novel.

About the author

Jon J Muth’s watercolor art has been called “quietly life-changing” by the New York Times. He is the author and artist of The Three Questions and the bestselling picture book Zen Shorts, as well as A Family of Poems by Caroline Kennedy, which was a national bestseller. Other works include the graphic novel Moonshadow, and the recently published A Family Christmas. He lives in New York.