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A Comics Studies Reader offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels.

The anthology covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Töpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anti-comics campaign, and power and class in Mexican comic books and English illustrated stories.

A Comics Studies Reader introduces readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field. It will interest anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of comics and is ideal for classroom use.

Synopsis:

A Comics Studies Reader offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels.

The anthology covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Tpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anti-comics campaign, and power and class in Mexican comic books and English illustrated stories.

A Comics Studies Reader introduces readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field. It will interest anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of comics and is ideal for classroom use.

Synopsis:

A survey of the best scholarly writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics

About the Author

With Chris Ware and Chris Oliveros, Jeet Heer is editing a series of volumes reprinting Frank King's Gasoline Alley, three volumes of which have been published. A Toronto-based writer, he has written introductory essays to the George Herriman Krazy and Ignatz series. Kent Worcester teaches political theory at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the author of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604731095
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Editor:
Heer, Jeet
Editor:
Worcester, Kent
Author:
Heer, J
Author:
eet
Author:
Heer, Jeet
Author:
Worcester, Kent
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Comics Studies
Subject:
Literary criticism
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x1.00 in. 1.45 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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Product details 380 pages University Press of Mississippi - English 9781604731095 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A Comics Studies Reader offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels.

The anthology covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Tpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anti-comics campaign, and power and class in Mexican comic books and English illustrated stories.

A Comics Studies Reader introduces readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field. It will interest anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of comics and is ideal for classroom use.

"Synopsis" by , A survey of the best scholarly writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics
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