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This work examines the comic strip throughout its history for the elements that make cartoons one of the most appealing of the popular arts. The comic strip was created by rival newspapers as a device in their circulation battles. It quickly established itself as not only an effective device, but al... [more]
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In Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, Elisabeth El Refaie offers a long overdue assessment of the key conventions, formal properties, and narrative patterns of this fascinating genre. She discusses the techniques, achievements, and power of such famed comics artists as Lynda B... [more]
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Career-spanning, Chester Brown: Conversations gathers hard-to-find interviews with the creator of Yummy Fur, The Playboy, I Never Liked You, Louis Riel, and his best-selling Paying for It. The volue includes several pieces from now defunct periodicals and fanzines as well as 40 line drawings by the ... [more]
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The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics - in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights - as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists utilizing these new methods, Chester Brown quickly developed a cult following due to th... [more]
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This well focused and perceptive analysis of a phenomenon in our popular culture - the new respectability of the comic book form - argues that the comics medium has a productive tradition of telling true stories with grace and economy. It details vividly the outburst of underground comics in the lat... [more]
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In Thierry Groensteen's The System of Comics, the comics theorist set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic solidarity, and showing the systems that underlie the articulation between panels at three levels: page layout, linear sequence, and nonsequential li... [more]
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Comics and cartoons are ingrained in American life.

One critic has called comic books "crude, unimaginative, banal, vulgar, ultimately corrupting." They have been regarded with considerable suspicion by parents, educators, psychiatrists, and moral reformers. They have been investigated by ... [more]

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This trailblazing survey of an art form preferred by the masses was the pioneer study of the subject. It shows the evolution and sub-genres of the comics from The Yellow Kid in 1895 through the first decade of the modern comic book in the 1940's. First published in 1947 and long out of print, this i... [more]
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"The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the dev... [more]
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Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children's books as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an Earthquake. Separately, Johnson created the enduring children's classic Harold and the Purple Crayon and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. This critica... [more]
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Interviews with Dave Sim, the creator of Cerebus, one of the earliest and most important independent comics. Many of these interviews have been out of print for years, and include career-spanning exploration of Sim's work.... [more]
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In 1977, Dave Sim began to self-publish Cerebus, one of the earliest and most significant independent comics, which ran for 300 issues and ended, as Sim had planned from early on, in 2004. What few interviews Sim gave often pushed the limits of what an interview might be in much the same way ... [more]
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Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art is a collection of essays about autobiography, semi-autobiography, fictionalized autobiography, memory, and self-narration in sequential art, or comics. Contributors come from a range of academic backgrounds including English, American studies,... [more]
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Ed Brubaker has emerged as one of the most popular, significant figures in comics since the 1990s. Most famous as the man who killed Captain America in 2007, Brubaker's work on company-owned properties such as Batman and Captain America and creator-owned series like Criminal and Fatale live up to th... [more]
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Sixty years before the comics entered the American newspaper press, Rodolphe Topffer of Geneva (1799-1846), schoolmaster, university professor, polemical journalist, art critic, landscape draftsman, and writer of fiction, travel tales, and social criticism, invented a new art form: the comic strip, ... [more]
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One of the most eclectic and distinctive writers currently working in comics, Grant Morrison (b. 1960) brings the auteurist sensibility of alternative comics and graphic novels to the popular genres-superhero, science fiction, and fantasy-that dominate the American and British comics industries. His... [more]
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Discussions with the comics artist known for the groundbreaking sci-fi satire American Flagg! Beginning with early interviews in fanzines and concluding with a new interview conducted in 2010 with the volume's editor, this book collects widely ranging discussions from Chaykin's earliest days as an ... [more]
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Beginning with early interviews in fanzines and concluding with a new interview conducted in 2010 with the volume's editor, Howard Chaykin: Conversations collects widely ranging discussions from Chaykin's earliest days as an assistant for such legends as Gil Kane and Wallace Wood to his work ... [more]
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Many fans and insiders alike have never heard of Bill Hume, Bailin' Wire Bill, Abe Martin, AWOL Wally, the Texas History Movies, or the Weatherbird at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And many insiders do not know why we call comic books 'comics' even though lots of them are not at all funny. Rob... [more]
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East Asian critiques and discussions of a powerful Japanese export and art form. Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives gathers and makes available for the first time viewpoints from media practitioners, designers, educators, and scholars working in the East Asian Pacific.... [more]
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This first study in any language to trace the evolution of Russian comics from Soviet bÍte noire to post-Perestroika art form focuses on a whole range of creators and creations, iconographers and present-day artists - from those who led the fight underground to those carrying the torch in the open t... [more]
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Martha Sigall worked with all the classic cartoon characters - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, Droopy Dawg, Beany & Cecil, Tweety, and Porky Pig-and the madcap artists who created them-Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Bill Mele... [more]
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Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combinat... [more]
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Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combinat... [more]
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Interviews with the creator behind Madman, Red Rocket 7, The G-Men from Hell, iZombie, The Atomics, and other inventive, evocative superhero lines that mingle postmodernism with nostalgia, and an art style eminiscent of the great 1960s superheroes. ... [more]
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