Why comics? : from underground to everywhere
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].
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Book
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First edition.
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449 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062476807, 0062476807

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can't? In Comics for Grownups, comics scholar Hillary Chute reveals the history of comics, underground comics (or comix), and graphic novels, through deep thematic analysis, and fascinating portraits of the fearless men and women behind them. As Scott McCloud revealed the methods behind comics and the way they worked in his classic Understanding Comics, Chute will reveal the themes that Comics handle best, and how the form is uniquely equipped to explore them. The topics Comics for Grownups will cover include: - Why Disaster: with such major works focusing on disasters, from Art Spiegelman's work, which covers the Holocaust and 9/11 to Keiji Nakazawa's work covering Hiroshima, comics find themselves uniquely suited to convey the scale and disorientation of disaster. - Why Suburbs: through the work of Chris Ware and Charles Burns, Chute reveals the fascinating ways that Comics illustrate the quiet joys and struggles of suburban existence. - Why Punk: With an emphasis on DIY aesthetics and rebelling against what came before, the Punk movement would prove to be a fertile ground for some of the most significant modern cartoonists, creating a truly democratic art form. Chute has created an indispensable guide to comics for those new to the genre, or those who want to understand more about what lies behind their favorite works"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chute, H. L. (2017). Why comics?: from underground to everywhere (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chute, Hillary L. 2017. Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chute, Hillary L. Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chute, Hillary L. Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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