A Comics Studies Reader

A Comics Studies Reader

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by Jeet Heer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604731095

ISBN-13: 9781604731095

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604731095
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
828,331
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments IX

Introduction XI

Why Are Comics Still in Search of Cultural Legitimization? Thierry Groensteen 3

Historical Considerations 13

Rodolphe Topffer's Aesthetic Revolution David Kunzle 17

How Comics Came to Be: Through the Juncture of Word and Image from Magazine Gag Cartoons to Newspaper Strips, Tools for Critical Appreciation plus Rare Seldom Witnessed Historical Facts Robert C. Harvey 25

The "Vulgar" Comic Strip Gilbert Seldes 46

Excerpt from Seduction of the Innocent Fredric Wertham 53

William Gaines and the Battle over EC Comics Amy Kiste Nyberg 58

The Comics Debates Internationally John A. Lent 69

The Definition of the Superhero Peter Coogan 77

Two Boys from the Twin Cities M. Thomas Inge 94

Craft, Art, Form 101

Caricature David Carrier 105

Beyond Comparison W. J. T. Mitchell 116

The Impossible Definition Thierry Groensteen 124

An Art of Tensions Charles Hatfield 132

The Arrow and the Grid Joseph Witek 149

The Construction of Space in Comics Pascal Lefevre 157

The Acoustics of Manga Robert S. Petersen 163

Culture, Narrative, Identity 173

Ally Sloper: The First Comics Superstar? Roger Sabin 177

Jackie and the Problem of Romance Martin Barker 190

Home Loving and Without Vices Anne Rubenstein 207

Autobiography as Authenticity Bart Beaty 226

Manga versus Kibyoshi Adam L. Kern 236

Beyond Shoujo, Blending Gender Fusami Ogi 244

Scrutiny and Evaluation 253

The Innocents March into History Ariel Dorfman 257

The Garden in the Machine Thomas Andrae 270

An Examination of "Master Race" John Benson David Kasakove Art Spiegelman 288

The Comics of Chris Ware Gene Kannenberg, Jr. 306

Transcending Comics: Crossingthe Boundaries of the Medium Annalisa Di Liddo 325

History and Graphic Representation in Maus Hillary Chute 340

Contributors 363

Index 369

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