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The Greatest Comic Book Of All Time

Author : Bart Beaty
ISBN : 9781137531629
Genre : Social Science
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Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo work to historicize why it is that certain works or creators have come to define the notion of a "quality comic book," while other works and creators have been left at the fringes of critical analysis.

Empirical Comics Research

Author : Alexander Dunst
ISBN : 9781351733885
Genre : Social Science
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This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the quantitative study of comics, manga, and graphic novels. Individual chapters focus on corpus studies, the potential of crowdsourcing for comics research, annotation and narrative analysis, cognitive processing and reception studies. This volume opens up new perspectives for the study of visual narrative, making it a key reference for anyone interested in the scientific study of art and literature as well as the digital humanities.

Comics Memory

Author : Maaheen Ahmed
ISBN : 9783319917467
Genre : Social Science
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Despite the boom in scholarship in both Comics Studies and Memory Studies, the two fields rarely interact—especially with issues beyond the representation of traumatic and autobiographical memories in comics. With a focus on the roles played by styles and archives—in their physical and metaphorical manifestations—this edited volume offers an original intervention, highlighting several novel ways of thinking about comics and memory as comics memory. Bringing together scholars as well as cultural actors, the contributions combine studies on European and North American comics and offer a representative overview of the main comics genres and forms, including superheroes, Westerns, newspaper comics, diary comics, comics reportage and alternative comics. In considering the many manifestations of memory in comics as well as the functioning and influence of institutions, public and private practices, the book exemplifies new possibilities for understanding the complex entanglements of memory and comics.

The Canadian Alternative

Author : Dominick Grace
ISBN : 9781496815125
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contributions by Jordan Bolay, Ian Brodie, Jocelyn Sakal Froese, Dominick Grace, Eric Hoffman, Paddy Johnston, Ivan Kocmarek, Jessica Langston, Judith Leggatt, Daniel Marrone, Mark J. McLaughlin, Joan Ormrod, Laura A. Pearson, Annick Pellegrin, Mihaela Precup, Jason Sacks, and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge This overview of the history of Canadian comics explores acclaimed as well as unfamiliar artists. Contributors look at the myriad ways that English-language, Francophone, Indigenous, and queer Canadian comics and cartoonists pose alternatives to American comics, to dominant perceptions, even to gender and racial categories. In contrast to the United States" melting pot, Canada has been understood to comprise a social, cultural, and ethnic mosaic, with distinct cultural variation as part of its identity. This volume reveals differences that often reflect in highly regional and localized comics such as Paul MacKinnon's Cape Breton'specific Old Trout Funnies, Michel Rabagliati's Montreal-based Paul comics, and Kurt Martell and Christopher Merkley's Thunder Bay'specific zombie apocalypse. The collection also considers some of the conventionally "alternative" cartoonists, namely Seth, Dave Sim, and Chester Brown. It offers alternate views of the diverse and engaging work of two very different Canadian cartoonists who bring their own alternatives into play: Jeff Lemire in his bridging of Canadian/US and mainstream/alternative sensibilities and Nina Bunjevac in her own blending of realism and fantasy as well as of insider/outsider status. Despite an upsurge in research on Canadian comics, there is still remarkably little written about most major and all minor Canadian cartoonists. This volume provides insight into some of the lesser-known Canadian alternatives still awaiting full exploration.

Hicksville

Author : Dylan Horrocks
ISBN : 3943143333
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Die Leichtigkeit

Author : Catherine Meurisse
ISBN : 3551734240
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Metamaus

Author : Art Spiegelman
ISBN : 310076806X
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Sthetik Des Comic

Author : Michael Hein
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029750044
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Ein Neues Land

Author : Shaun Tan
ISBN : 9783551734310
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Was bringt eine Menschen dazu alles zurückzulassen, um eine Reise in ein unbekanntes, fernes Land anzutreten, hin zu einem Ort ohne Familie und Freunde, wo alles namenlos und die Zukunft unbekannt ist? Diese stumme Graphic Novel ist die Geschichte eines jeden Migranten, eines jeden Flüchtlings, eines jeden heimatlosen Menschen und eine Hommage an alle, die eben diese Reise angetreten haben. Der australische Autor und Illustrator Shaun Tan hat mit Ein neues Land eine wunderbare Geschichte geschaffen, die ganz ohne Worte auskommt. Als Leser schlüpft man in die Rolle des Emigranten, der seine Familie verlässt, um an einem fremden Ort ein neues Leben aufzubauen. Ohne Worte und Erklärungen ist man ganz den fantastisch anmutenden Zeichnungen ausgeliefert und fühlt sich ebenso fremd wie der Protagonist. Ein einzigartiges Leseerlebnis!

Stiche

Author : David Small
ISBN : 355178695X
Genre : Artists
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Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.

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