The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approachby Aaron Meskin, Roy T. Cook
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The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art.
- The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics
- Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally
- Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art
- Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis
- Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley
What People are saying about this
"The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach is the first-ever anthology on the aesthetics of comics in the analytic tradition. As such, it is predictably rigorous, but, perhaps more surprisingly, it exhibits a very deep love of comics as well as an intimate and close knowledge of the art form in all its diversity and detail. The book is a splendid addition to the growing body of work on the philosophies of the arts."
—Noël Carroll, The Graduate Philosophy Program, CUNY
"A new, rich topic is always welcome in philosophy. Comics are just such a topic in the philosophy of art, and this excellent collection is a splendid opportunity to explore the subject."
—Ted Cohen, University of Chicago
"This is a groundbreaking collection that sets the agenda for philosophical reflection on the nature of comics and their place among the arts. Readers will find their thought bubbles bursting out on every page, as fresh insights are delineated and new questions are framed."
—Jesse Prinz, The Graduate Philosophy Program, CUNY
Meet the Author
Aaron Meskin is Associate Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Centre for Aesthetics at the University of Leeds.
Roy T. Cook is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, a Resident Fellow at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and an Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.
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