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In this seventh volume, we see the changes in tone that now characterize Funky Winkerbean. Funky becomes more of a reality-based comic strip that depicts contemporary issues in a thought-provoking and sensitive manner. In 1992 Tom Batiuk did something even more radical: he rebooted and restructured the strip, establishing that the characters had graduated from high school. From then on the series progresses in real time. Funky Winkerbean placed Batiuk at the forefront of a new genre in comic art history. His bold characterizations and dramatic plots are engaging for his readers--teens, parents, and educators alike--because they are universal stories that people can identify with. Realizing there are many comic strips for readers interested in a fantasy world, Batiuk provides an alternative by creating stories that are powerful, real, and inspiring.
Marie, Alex, Antac and Selkert have gone through another temporal disturbance after Djamila was captured by bizarre sentient cephalopods. The terrible news comes soon after: they've jumped forward almost a century! Horrified, devastated, they nonetheless launch an assault against the cephalopods' floating village, hoping that the temporal disturbance struck there too. But even if they find Djamila, what of their other companions-not to mention Earth and Aldebaran?
The adventure continues as author/illustrator Chris Ayers adds another 365 animals to his zoological menagerie with The Daily Zoo: Year Three. The series began as a personal project in 2006 as a means of art therapy for Chris as he recovered from acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood. The premise was to draw one animal each day. In this latest installment, Chris - still going strong in terms of his health and his art - brings us such whimsical characters as koala gymnasts, tigers in tuxedos, and golfing frogs (who cheat!). Accompanying the images are the author's continuing reflections on his cancer experience and his artistic processes, as well as fun animal factoids.
Born in Mallorca, Pere Joan Riera (known professionally as Pere Joan) thrived in the underground comics world, beginning in the mid-1970s with the self-published collections Baladas Urbanas and MuZrdago, both of which were released almost immediately after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco and Spain's transition to democracy. The first monograph in English on a comics artist from Spain, The Art of Pere Joan takes a topographical approach to reading comics, applying theories of cultural and urban geography to Pere Joan's treatment of space and landscape in his singular body of work. Balancing this goal with an exploration of specific works by Pere Joan, Benjamin Fraser demonstrates that looking at the thematic, structural, and aesthetic originality of the artist's landscape-driven work can help us begin to newly understand the representational properties of comics as a spatial medium. This in-depth examination reveals the resonance between the cultural landscapes of Mallorca and Pere Joan's metaphorical approach to both rural and urban environments in comics that weave emotional, ecological, and artistic strands in revolutionary ways.
Umberto Leone, a wealthy eccentric, dies in Egypt. In his will, he bequeaths enormous amounts of money to several perfect strangers-including Jean-Baptiste! Intrigued by such a curious inheritance, the young man decides to follow Leone's tracks and sails to Cairo, last destination of the late explorer. There, in the shadow of the pyramids, he will meet French expatriates with dubious motives, gold-crazed janissaries, mysterious holy men ...and above all the beautiful Dieneba...
A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from
conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and
promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and
Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is the story of brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular Art of series features concept art from the film's creation - including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colourscripts and much more - illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film's creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney's newest action comedy adventure. Copyright (c)2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
In this anniversary portrait Michael Farr reveals the complex
personality of Herge, the remarkable artist behind Tintin, the boy
reporter who continues to thrill and delight an ever-widening
audience. In seven separate sketches Farr presents a picture of a
man whose life is the key to his creation.
As the creator of Tintin, Herge (1907-1983) remains one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. When Herge, born Georges Prosper Remi in Belgium, emerged from the controversy surrounding his actions after World War II, his most famous work leapt to international fame and set the standard for European comics. While his style popularized what became known as the ""clear line"" in cartooning, this edited volume shows how his life and art turned out much more complicated than his method. The book opens with Herge's aesthetic techniques, including analyses of his efforts to comprehend and represent absence and the rhythm of mundaneness between panels of action. Broad views of his career describe how Herge navigated changing ideas of air travel, while precise accounts of his life during Nazi occupation explain how the demands of the occupied press transformed his understanding of what a comics page could do. The next section considers a subject with which Herge was himself consumed: the fraught lines between high and low art. By reading the late masterpieces of the Tintin series, these chapters situate his artistic legacy. A final section considers how the clear line style has been reinterpreted around the world, from contemporary Francophone writers to a Chinese American cartoonist and on to Turkey, where Tintin has been reinvented into something meaningful to an audience Herge probably never anticipated. Despite the attention already devoted to Herge, no multi-author critical treatment of his work exists in English, the majority of the scholarship being in French. With contributors from five continents drawing on a variety of critical methods, this volume's range will shape the study of Herge for many years to come.
Perfect Child is a company specialised in medically assisted procreation - for extremely wealthy customers. An activity that isn't to everyone's taste, and the CEO, Ava Troy, has received many threats. Enter Ellie Braxton, assigned as Ava's bodyguard. Unfortunately, Ellie isn't doing too well. Her teammate and mentor, Walt, is still in a coma, and she's having many doubts about her life choices. But can she really afford such a luxury...
The French Comics Theory Reader presents a collection of key theoretical texts on comics, spanning a period from the 1960s to the 2010s, written in French and never before translated into English. The publication brings a distinctive set of authors together, uniting theoretical scholars, artists, journalists, and comics critics. Readers will gain access to important debates that have taken place among major French-language comics scholars, including Thierry Groensteen, Benoit Peeters, Jan Baetens, and Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle, over the past fifty years.
The collection covers a broad range of approaches to the medium, including historical, formal, sociological, philosophical, and psychoanalytic. A general introduction provides an overall context, and, in addition, each of the four thematic sections is prefaced by a brief summary of each text and an explanation of how they have influenced later work. The translations are faithful to the originals while reading clearly in English, and, where necessary, cultural references are clarified.
Contributors Jan Baetens, Gerard Blanchard, Luc Boltanski, Sylvain Bouyer, Philippe Capart, Erwin Dejasse, Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle, Jean-Claude Glasser, Thierry Groensteen, Manuel Hirtz, Francis Lacassin, Bruno Lecigne, Pascal Lefevre, Jean-Christophe Menu, Harry Morgan, Pascal Ory, Benoit Peeters, Jacques Samson, Barthelemy Schwartz, Michel Serres, Thierry Smolderen, Pierre Sterckx, Jean-Pierre Tamine, Serge Tisseron"
Dracula by Bram Stoker created a new genre within the horror category. In this brilliant Manga Classic adaptation we find Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, traveling to Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania. The reason for his journey is to finalize the details of a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula. As Harker explores the beautiful countryside he begins to receive warnings from the locals about the man he about to meet. They give him odd charms and crucifixes to ward off evil spirits. They also utter a strange word that Harker later discover means "vampire". Originally published in 1897, Dracula has inspired many horror genres, gothic drama, theatrical, film and tv interpretations.
In-depth interviews with comics art legends reveal the secrets of
translating comics script to graphic storytelling for the first
time. Technique, style, layouts, approach, pencilling, inking... no
facet of the artist's craft is left unexplored, and this is just
Print has always been an art form for everyone - relatively cheap to produce and easy to distribute, and intended to be accessible to all. It links to painting, and creative autographic expression, as well as to a tradition of satire and protest, both social and political. Above all, prints are a means of communication and cultural exchange and, in the context of Africa and the African diaspora, these qualities have had a particular resonance. The book covers the period from 1960, presenting and interpreting a variety of visual images from the V&A collections in terms of their political and social context, while also addressing their identity as art and design. It includes prints by Uzo Egonu, Carrie Mae Weems and Chris Ofili among others, as well as overtly political work, such as posters attacking the Apartheid policies of South Africa and material produced by American Black Power organizations.
Comics and the punk movement are powerfully and inextricably linked. Each has a do-it-yourself ethos and a rebellious spirit to defy authority that complements the other. Though this link seems obvious, this collection of insightful and provocative works provides for first time a thorough analysis of the intersections between comics and punk. It also seeks to expand the discussion beyond the standard US and UK punk scenes to include the influence punk has had on comics produced in other countries, such as Spain and Turkey. Exhaustively researched, this collection is an invaluable work for scholars and fans of comics and punk.
There's a price on Shelton's head - enough to buy a small country! Wayne Shelton has a sad duty to fulfill: give the heirs of his deceased team members their share of the pay for the disastrous Khalakjistan mission. But the solemnity of the task is quickly shattered: two hitmen attempt to shoot him in South America, then a bomb is placed under his car in the USA... Who exactly placed such an extravagant price on Shelton's head? And who's the mysterious biker trailing him?
They're back and more popular than ever! The Simpsonsac continues to be the longest-running prime-time program still on the air, and fans and collectors are still trying to keep up with the incredible variety of toys and collectibles they've inspired. Having discovered a little extra room in his attic for stashing new acquisitions, the author of the world's first guide to Simpsons stuff, The Unauthorized Guide to the Simpsonsac Collectibles (of which the Copley News Service said, "A book worthy of these characters...appropriately witty and well-written."), returns with more. Featuring over 460 brand new, full-color photographs of dolls, figurines, glasses, games, music, comics, promos, and much more, this slightly irreverent and totally engaging book pays homage to those endearing residents of Springfield, USA ,and is, like its predecessor, "pure entertainment" (Antique Week).
EISNER AWARD WINNER | Best Academic/Scholarly Work About Comics | 2019 One of the most influential women in independent comics, Julie Doucet, receives a full-length critical overview from a noted chronicler of independent media and critical gender theorist. Grounded in a discussion of mid-1990s media and the discussion of women's rights that fostered it, this book addresses longstanding questions about Doucet's role as a feminist figure, master of the comics form, and object of masculine desire. Doucet's work is hilarious, charming, thoughtful, brilliant, and challenging, even three decades on. Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, bestselling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic. Her most recent book, Body Horror, is on the Nonfiction Shortlist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Nonfiction Award, was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library, and was nominated for the 2018 Lammys. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies. She was born in Winner, SD, and resides in Detroit with her cat. Praise for Body Horror: "[Body Horror is] scary as fuck and liberating. . . . Moore connects the dots that you did not even think were on the same page." -Viva la Feminista
Autobiography is one of the most dynamic and quickly-growing genres in contemporary comics and graphic narratives. In Serial Selves, Frederik Byrn Kohlert examines the genre's potential for representing lives and perspectives that have been socially marginalized or excluded. With a focus on the comics form's ability to produce alternative and challenging autobiographical narratives, thematic chapters investigate the work of artists writing from perspectives of marginality including gender, sexuality, disability, and race, as well as trauma. Interdisciplinary in scope and attuned to theories and methods from both literary and visual studies, the book provides detailed formal analysis to show that the highly personal and hand-drawn aesthetics of comics can help artists push against established narrative and visual conventions, and in the process invent new ways of seeing and being seen. As the first comparative study of how comics artists from a wide range of backgrounds use the form to write and draw themselves into cultural visibility, Serial Selves will be of interest to anyone interested in the current boom in autobiographical comics, as well as issues of representation in comics and visual culture more broadly.
Contributions by Michelle Ann Abate, Leah Anderst, Alissa S. Bourbonnais, Tyler Bradway, Natalja Chestopalova, Margaret Galvan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Katie Hogan, Jonathan M. Hollister, Yetta Howard, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Don L. Latham, Vanessa Lauber, Katherine Parker-Hay, Anne N. Thalheimer, Janine Utell, and Susan R. Van Dyne. Alison Bechdel is both a driver and beneficiary of the welcoming of comics into the mainstream. Indeed, the seemingly simple binary of outside/inside seems perpetually troubled throughout the career of this important comics artist, known for Fun Home, Are You My Mother?, and Dykes to Watch Out For. This volume extends the body of scholarship on her work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In a definitive collection of original essays, scholars cover the span of Bechdel's career, placing her groundbreaking early work within the context of her more well-known recent projects. The Contributors provide new insights on major themes in Bechdel's work, such as gender performativity, masculinity, lesbian politics and representation, trauma, life writing, and queer theory. Situating Bechdel among other comics artists, this book charts possible influences on her work, probes the experimental traits of her comics in their representations of kinship and trauma, combs archival materials to gain insight into Bechdel's creative process, and analyzes her work in community building and space making through the comics form. Ultimately, the volume shows that Bechdel's work consists of performing a Series of selves-serializing the self, as it were-each constructed and refracted across and within her chosen artistic modes and genres.
Walt is back among the living thanks to Ellie and a massive dose of the Damocles agency's superdrug. Meanwhile, their client Ava Troy narrowly escapes an assassination attempt. But the man who threatened her is a lone wolf, so who is behind the previous attacks? Religious extremists? Or an even less savory group? What secrets is Miss Troy hiding? And can Ellie keep her existential doubts in check much longer?
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