The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History

The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History

by Robert C. Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878056122

ISBN-13: 9780878056125

Pub. Date: 07/01/1994

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Exploration of the comic strip for elements that make the funnies one of the most appealing of the popular arts  See more details below

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Exploration of the comic strip for elements that make the funnies one of the most appealing of the popular arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878056125
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
Studies in Popular Culture Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.33(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Aesthetics of the Comics: A Preamble through History and Form3
Ch. 2Somnambulist of a Vanished Dream: Winsor McCay's Exploration of the Medium's Potential21
Ch. 3Establishing the Daily Comic Strip: The Thematic Choruses of Bud Fisher and George McManus35
Ch. 4Continuity and Syndication: The Popularity and Proliferation of Comic Strips60
Ch. 5A Flourish of Trumpets: Roy Crane and the Adventure Strip70
Ch. 6The Captain and the Comics: How a Noncartoonist Shaped the Medium92
Ch. 7Exoticism Made Real: The Advent of Illustrators116
Ch. 8Redefining the Art: Milton Caniff and Terry and the Dragon Lady138
Ch. 9What This Country Needed Was a Good Segar: Popeye and the Great Depression159
Ch. 10Peddlers and Poets: The Lyric Clowns Who Captivated the Intelligentsia171
Ch. 11Of Infinite Jest: The Dawn of the Modern Comic Strip202
Meanwhile...: An Ending to Begin With239
Notes241
Index249

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