Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French writer who pioneered
the science fiction genre. Notable amongst his works are "20,000
Leagues Under the Sea", "Around the World in 80 Days" and "A
Journey to the Centre of the Earth". NORMAN NODEL (Nochem Yeshaya)
was a noted artist and illustrator of children's books and
magazines. Nodel began his illustrious career as a field artist in
the army, drawing military maps during World War II. After the war,
he pursued a successful career as an artist in a variety of styles,
notably illustrating a great many issues in the famous 'Classics
Illustrated' series in the 1950s. In the 1940s, he had previously
been an assistant to George Marcoux, and he has done comic book art
for True Comics and Sun Publications.
His contributions to 'Classics Illustrated' varied from 'Ivanhoe' to 'Faust' and 'The Invisible Man'. He was also a regular on Charlton's teen, horror and romance titles of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1960s he contributed to the Warren magazines Eerie and Creepy, using the pen name Donald Norman.
During the last twelve years of his life, Mr. Norman Nodel devoted a major amount of his time and energy to illustrating books and magazines specifically for Jewish children, which gave him great pleasure and satisfaction. Norman Nodel worked to the last day of his life. He died on the 25th of February, 2000.
"Verne's imagination has given us some of the greatest adventure stories of all time."-- Daily Mail"Journey to the Centre of the Earth is one of the most famous novels ever written. Verne has left us an extraordinary book, which has withstood the test of time better than some of the science described within it. It has brought delight to generations of readers, and will for many more. There is nothing so rare as the chance to take an impossible journey, and to believe it so powerfully that we wonder if we will make it out alive. That's magic. And that's Verne's gift." "--"Michael Crichton, "Daily Telegraph"Fantasised a parallel world to ours under the earth's crust. This hypothesis was both popular and subscribed to, even by reputable scientists, in the 19th century. Verne's tale... remains the best of its (scientifically) preposterous kind." "--"John Sutherland, "Guardian"