It's Dark In London

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Comics have thrived in London over the centuries with Gilray, Hogarth, the first edition of 'Comick Magazine' in 1976, Thomas Rowlandson's 'Doctor Syntax' in 1809 and the first edition of Punch in 1841. In this century, there have been attempts to reserve comics for kids with the growth of magazines like Dandy and Beano. But the comic strip is too rich an art form to be just for kids - in recent years, a new generation of British artists has developed a rich synthesis of the Continental graphic novel and American...
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Comics have thrived in London over the centuries with Gilray, Hogarth, the first edition of 'Comick Magazine' in 1976, Thomas Rowlandson's 'Doctor Syntax' in 1809 and the first edition of Punch in 1841. In this century, there have been attempts to reserve comics for kids with the growth of magazines like Dandy and Beano. But the comic strip is too rich an art form to be just for kids - in recent years, a new generation of British artists has developed a rich synthesis of the Continental graphic novel and American comic strips. In It's Dark in London the work of some of these artists is featured - Alan Moore, Ilya, Neil Gaiman, David McKean, Carol Swain, Dix - in tandem with the stories of London writers like Iain Sinclair, Graeme Gordon, Christopher Petit and Stella Duffy. This fusion produces a portrait of London that captures the city's fundamental essence as exquisite mixture of lofty towers and gutter sleaze, of suburban gentility and urban depravity, of private vices and public philanthropy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852425357
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: Mask Noir Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

You Are Here 7
The Court 11
Dance With Death 21
Frozen 29
Lucky Dip 37
The Griffin's Egg 43
Come Down Town 53
The Hard Shoulder 63
The Body 73
A Flash in the Park 85
Too Late 91
I Keep Coming Back 97
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