Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present

Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present

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Paperback, Thames & Hudson, 2014, ISBN13 9780500290965, ISBN10 0500290962
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Chronicles the development of comics from around the world over the last five decades, discussing artists, styles, and types of comics produced.

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Chronicles the development of comics from around the world over the last five decades, discussing artists, styles, and types of comics produced.

Comics, manga, bandes dessinees, fumetti, tebeo, historietas... no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century.

Comics is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. An unprecedented collection includes around 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page format for more sophisticated analysis.The authors, two uniquely positioned and knowledgeable authorities, are the first to write a broadly comprehensive history of this most accessible, democratic, and occasionally subversive modern popular art form, displaying an intimate familiarity with schools and styles, writers, artists, and companies across countries and generations. In showing us both post-apocalyptic dreamscapes and portraits of the everyday, Comics looks at this thirty-plus year period through a very unique lens.

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Number of Pages: 319
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Mazur, Dan ,  Danner, Alexander
Series Title: Comics
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9780500290965
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.50 x 10.25 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 0500290962
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