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The Best American Comicsshowcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Alison Bechdel creater of the cult comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" and author ofFun Home has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamplet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics and webcomics to create this cutting-edge collection. With entries from Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw, this edtion delivers "a thrilling and varied journey from start to finish"  (Publishers Weekly).

Synopsis:

This newest addition to the Best American Series returns with a set of both

established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Lynda Barry and

brand-new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, acclaimed cartoonists in their own right, culled the best stories from graphic novels,

pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the web to

create this cutting-edge collection, perfect for newbies as well as fans

(San Diego Union-Tribune). This volume features such luminaries as

Chris Ware, Seth, and Alison Bechdel alongside beloved daily cartoonists

like Matt Groening.

Synopsis:

Editor Lynda Barry and brand-new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web to create this cutting-edge collection.

Synopsis:

There may be no better indicator of the growing legitimacy of comics in the literary world . . . A dazzling array of talent.--"Kirkus Reviews."

Synopsis:

This newest edition to the Best American Series--"A genuine salute to comics" (Houston Chronicle)--returns with a set of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Lynda Barry and and brand new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden--acclaimed cartoonists in their own right-- have sought out the best stories culled from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web to create this cutting-edge collection "perfect for newbies as well as fans"--The San Diego Union Tribune. This newest volume features luminaries like Chris Ware, Seth, and Alison Bechdel alongside Paul Pope's "Batman" and beloved daily cartoonists like Matt Groening.

Lynda Barry is a writer and cartoonist whose comic strip, “Ernie Pooks Comeek” celebrates its 30th year in print in 2007. She is a recipient of the Washington State Governor's Award for her novel, The Good Times are Killing Me, which she adapted into a long-running off-broadway play. The New York Times called her second novel, Cruddy, “A work of terrible beauty”. She received the 2003 William Eisner award for Best Graphic Album and an American Library Association Alex award for her book, One! Hundred! Demons!. She lives and works in southern Wisconsin.

Jessica Abel is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida, as well as two collections of stories and drawings from her comic zine Artbabe. Matt Madden is a cartoonist and author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Their textbook about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, is forthcoming.

About the Author

JESSICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida. MATT MADDEN is a cartoonist best known for his book 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Together, Abel and Madden are the authors of Mastering Comics and Drawing Words and Writing Pictures.

MATT MADDEN is a cartoonist and the author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Together, they are the authors of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.

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Larry Robinson, November 16, 2008 (view all comments by Larry Robinson)
This new collection for 2008 brings together some really great comics that otherwise would never be seen. They run the gamut from humorous to disturbing. The illustrations are amazing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618989768
Author:
Barry, Lynda
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Editor:
Madden, Matt
Editor:
Barry, Lynda; Abel, Jessica; Madden, Matt
Editor:
Abel, Jessica
Author:
Abel, Jessica
Author:
Madden, Matt
Author:
Bechdel, Alison
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Subject:
Graphic novels - United States
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Best American Comics
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Product details 352 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780618989768 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This newest addition to the Best American Series returns with a set of both

established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Lynda Barry and

brand-new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, acclaimed cartoonists in their own right, culled the best stories from graphic novels,

pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the web to

create this cutting-edge collection, perfect for newbies as well as fans

(San Diego Union-Tribune). This volume features such luminaries as

Chris Ware, Seth, and Alison Bechdel alongside beloved daily cartoonists

like Matt Groening.

"Synopsis" by , Editor Lynda Barry and brand-new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web to create this cutting-edge collection.
"Synopsis" by , There may be no better indicator of the growing legitimacy of comics in the literary world . . . A dazzling array of talent.--"Kirkus Reviews."
"Synopsis" by ,
This newest edition to the Best American Series--"A genuine salute to comics" (Houston Chronicle)--returns with a set of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Lynda Barry and and brand new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden--acclaimed cartoonists in their own right-- have sought out the best stories culled from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web to create this cutting-edge collection "perfect for newbies as well as fans"--The San Diego Union Tribune. This newest volume features luminaries like Chris Ware, Seth, and Alison Bechdel alongside Paul Pope's "Batman" and beloved daily cartoonists like Matt Groening.

Lynda Barry is a writer and cartoonist whose comic strip, “Ernie Pooks Comeek” celebrates its 30th year in print in 2007. She is a recipient of the Washington State Governor's Award for her novel, The Good Times are Killing Me, which she adapted into a long-running off-broadway play. The New York Times called her second novel, Cruddy, “A work of terrible beauty”. She received the 2003 William Eisner award for Best Graphic Album and an American Library Association Alex award for her book, One! Hundred! Demons!. She lives and works in southern Wisconsin.

Jessica Abel is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida, as well as two collections of stories and drawings from her comic zine Artbabe. Matt Madden is a cartoonist and author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Their textbook about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, is forthcoming.

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