Dictionary of British Comic Artists,Writers,and Editors

Dictionary of British Comic Artists,Writers,and Editors

by Alan Clark
     
 
Those Involved In The Production of Comics Are Not Well-known. After All, popular wisdom has declared that comics are ephemeral, cheap publications intended for quick reading, and then thrown away. It should not, therefore, be surprising that so little has ever been made public about the traditionally uncredited artists, editors and writers who have been the principal

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Those Involved In The Production of Comics Are Not Well-known. After All, popular wisdom has declared that comics are ephemeral, cheap publications intended for quick reading, and then thrown away. It should not, therefore, be surprising that so little has ever been made public about the traditionally uncredited artists, editors and writers who have been the principal creators of this art form. However, as comic art is now increasingly studied as an integral part of a nation's popular culture and social history, so has there been increasingly a desire to give due recognition to the protagonists. Alan Clark, a leading historian and collector of comics, has been in the forefront of research in this field and in the quest for factual information over the last 25 years he has been pursuing artists and editors, or their heirs, while persuading publishers to open up their archives. The result is this pioneering biographical dictionary, covering the period from 1880 to 1990, in which the cloak of anonymity is stripped from hundreds of pen and ink men. Details of their professional lives are succinctly chronided, the characters they created are delineated (and often illustrated), and taken together the entries provide the framework for a history of British comic art publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712345217
Publisher:
British Library, The
Publication date:
04/14/1998
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.89(d)

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