Forgotten Works & Worlds of Herbert Crowley

A sumptuous, towering monument of an art book documenting the life and work of the forgotten early 20th century cartoonist and fine artist Herbert Edmund Crowley, featuring a detailed 20,000-word biography by Justin Duerr.

Over the course of six years of deep research, Duerr unearthed a huge number of Crowley paintings, sculptures, illustrations, comics, prints, engravings and ephemera. In this tome you'll find over 300 jaw-dropping images of otherworldly shrines, whimsical cartoons, grotesque creatures, nightmares and dreamscapes. You will encounter impossible symbolism, encrypted glyphs, and the yearning visual poetry of a brilliant, tormented spirit. Enter The Temple of Silence, and behold the strange, astonishing visions of a lost legend of modern art.

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ADC Bronze Cube Award for Publication Design (2019)

Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection — Strips (2019)
Eisner Award for Best Publication Design (2019)


"A surrealistic, sometimes unsettling pleasure for fans of the avant-garde and an obvious labor of love for all concerned." -Kirkus Reviews


The standard edition is a cloth-bound 11x17" full-color art book featuring over 300 images and a detailed 20,00-word biography of Herbert Crowley.


This hand-numbered, limited-run slipcase edition of THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE, signed by author Justin Duerr and publisher Josh O'Neill, also includes an 11x17" "Temple of Love" print, a bronze-plated Wigglemuch pin, and Herbert Crowley stickers.

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