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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
An analysis of comics culture includes coverage of such topics as the transition of comics from back-page newspaper funnies to a diverse, influential and wildly popular art form; the evolution of underground comics; and the ways that comics uniquely reflect history, suburban life and the punk movement
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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Provided by publisher
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10574511
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DLC
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Chute, Hillary L
Dewey number
741.5/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • 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
Target audience
adult
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from underground to everywhere
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: one point of view / Gary Panter -- Introduction: comics for grown-ups? -- Why disaster? -- Why superheroes? -- Why sex? -- Why the suburbs? -- Why cities? -- Why punk? -- Why illness & disability? -- Why girls? -- Why war? -- Why queer? -- Coda: why fans?
Control code
ocn984512298
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: one point of view / Gary Panter -- Introduction: comics for grown-ups? -- Why disaster? -- Why superheroes? -- Why sex? -- Why the suburbs? -- Why cities? -- Why punk? -- Why illness & disability? -- Why girls? -- Why war? -- Why queer? -- Coda: why fans?
Control code
ocn984512298
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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