Started by the Library-As-Incubator Project, the Book to Art Club is a book + art-making club that exists virtually and in-person at libraries around the world. Our selection for this year is HG Wells' War of the Worlds, a story told time and again through various media--films, comics, radio. Come for some general discussion (of both the book and other incarnations) and make some art. At the end of the year, we will turn our collective endeavors into a book art/zine project in time for the Manifest Celebration.
(Henrique Alvin Correa, 1906)
For a sampling of the amazing illustrations that have accompanied the text over the years, check out the resources below:
Terrifying 1906 Illustrations for HG Wells' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
The Very First illustrations of HG Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS
Edward Gorey Illustrates HG Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS