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The Resource Why comics? : from underground to everywhere, Hillary Chute

Why comics? : from underground to everywhere, Hillary Chute

Label
Why comics? : from underground to everywhere
Title
Why comics?
Title remainder
from underground to everywhere
Statement of responsibility
Hillary Chute
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past century, fans have elevated comics from the back pages of newspapers into one of our most celebrated forms of culture, from Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic memoir, to the dozens of superhero films that are annual blockbusters worldwide. What is the essence of comics' appeal? What does this art form do that others can't? Whether you've read every comic you can get your hands on or you're just starting your journey, [this book] has something for you. Author Hillary Chute chronicles comics culture, explaining underground comics (also known as "comix") and graphic novels, analyzing their evolution, and offering fascinating portraits of the creative men and women behind them. Chute reveals why these works--a blend of concise words and striking visuals--are an extraordinarily powerful form of expression that stimulates us intellectually and emotionally. Focusing on ten major themes--disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness--Chute explains how comics gets its messages across more effectively than any other form. "Why disaster?" explores how comics are uniquely suited to convey the scale and disorientation of calamity, from Art Spiegelman's representation of the Holocaust and 9/11 to Keiji Nakazawa's focus on Hiroshima. "Why the suburbs?" examines how the work of Chris Ware and Charles Burns illustrates the quiet joys and struggles of suburban existence; and "Why punk?" delves into how comics inspire and reflect the punk movement's DIY aesthetics--giving birth to a democratic medium increasingly embraced by some of today's most significant artists. Featuring full-color reproductions of more than one hundred essential pages and panels, including some famous but never-before-reprinted images from comics legends, Why Comics? is an indispensable guide that offers a deep understanding of this influential art form and its masters."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chute, Hillary L
Dewey number
741.5/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PN6710
LC item number
.C48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Panter, Gary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Graphic novels
  • Superheroes in literature
  • Cartooning
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • ART
  • Cartooning
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Graphic novels
  • Superheroes in literature
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Label
Why comics? : from underground to everywhere, Hillary Chute
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Why punk?
  • Why illness & disability?
  • Why girls?
  • Why war?
  • Why queer?
  • Coda : why fans?
  • Foreword : one point of view
  • by Gary Panter
  • Introduction : comics for grown-ups?
  • Why disaster?
  • Why superheroes?
  • Why sex?
  • Why the suburbs?
  • Why cities?
Control code
984512298
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9780062476807
Lccn
2017020053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)984512298
Label
Why comics? : from underground to everywhere, Hillary Chute
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Why punk?
  • Why illness & disability?
  • Why girls?
  • Why war?
  • Why queer?
  • Coda : why fans?
  • Foreword : one point of view
  • by Gary Panter
  • Introduction : comics for grown-ups?
  • Why disaster?
  • Why superheroes?
  • Why sex?
  • Why the suburbs?
  • Why cities?
Control code
984512298
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9780062476807
Lccn
2017020053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)984512298

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