Ned Kelly by Monty Wedd



Another book on Ned Kelly?
Well yes and no.
It is certainly a book on the Australian bushranger but it is like no other!

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In the 1970s, Artist and Historian Monty Wedd produced a weekly newspaper adventure strip that fully detailed Kelly’s life. This volume collects, for the very first time, each and every episode of Monty Wedd’s which lasted 146 weeks.

Wedd made Ned Kelly as authentic as possible. He told the story with an even-handed approach and rendered it in a style that resembles earlier engravings. It was an excellent example of how to use the comic medium to teach history

John Ryan, Panel by Panel: An Illustrated History of Australian Comics

About the Author

Monty Wedd was born in Australia in 1921. He had occupations including writer, artist and cartoonist. He died in Fingal Bay on May 4th 2012 aged 90 years, 5 months and 23 days old.

Monty Wedd – Awards and Honours:
1987 and 1989 – Winner Australian Black and White Artist’s Club Award: Adventure/Illustrated Strip Artist
1993 – Medal of the Order of Australia OAM for Services to the Community as a Historian, Writer and Illustrator
2004 – Winner of the Jim Russell Award for Significant Contribution to Australian Cartooning


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