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Here's the pitch from Wilfred Santiago

Here's the pitch from Wilfred Santiago

He was a man in motion — the beautifully controlled fury of a great athlete. How, though, to convey that energy and grit and grace on the flat page of a graphic novel? How to suggest the up-and-at-'em vigor of a Roberto Clemente in a venue that just sits there? Wilfred Santiago came up with the perfect game plan. The Evanston artist's new book, "21: The Story of Roberto Clemente" (Fantagraphics), based on Clemente's biography, is drawn with a jagged whimsy that gets at the sudden sharpness of a baseball game's action, the frenzy that comes from out of nowhere to temporarily replace the long, slow stretches of waiting, scratching, spitting and eyeballing...

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