Comics, comix and graphic novels

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Phaidon, 1996 - 240 pagine
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Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels is the first fully documented study to explore the graphic qualities of the comic book, and the development of the genre into a sophisticated and culturally revealing popular art form. The book traces the history of the comic from early cartoon-like woodcuts through to the graphic strips of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Organized thematically, it explores the various genres of the comic book, including humour, adventure, girls' comics, underground and alternative. The careers of the creators of the best-known characters -- from Superman and Tintin to Tank Girl -- are revealed, as are the stories behind much-loved comics such as The Beano and The Incredible Hulk. The most recent artists are also illustrated and discussed, including Harvey Kurtzman (Mad), Chris Donald (Viz), Art Spiegelman (Maus) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira).

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Review: Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art

Recensione dell'utente  - Jim - Goodreads

The history of comics is too big to put together an exhaustive text. But this book tries, and tries hard. It's truly a fascinating overview of where comics came from and where they've been. If you want some background on the comics scene, this is your book. Leggi recensione completa

Review: Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art

Recensione dell'utente  - Joseph - Goodreads

Author Roger Sabin weaves together a tight narrative of the entire history of the comic book medium, moving from its beginnings in the Middle Ages (yes, that's right, way back in medieval times) and ... Leggi recensione completa

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Roger Sabin is a lecturer at Central St Martin's College of Art, London.

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