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Chute, Hillary L.

Works: 12 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 2,992 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Interviews  Nonfiction comics  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: PN6727.S6, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hillary L Chute
Why comics? : from underground to everywhere by Hillary L Chute( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past century, fans have elevated comics from the back pages of newspapers into one of our most celebrated forms of culture, from Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic memoir, to the dozens of superhero films that are annual blockbusters worldwide. What is the essence of comics' appeal? What does this art form do that others can't? Whether you've read every comic you can get your hands on or you're just starting your journey, [this book] has something for you. Author Hillary Chute chronicles comics culture, explaining underground comics (also known as "comix") and graphic novels, analyzing their evolution, and offering fascinating portraits of the creative men and women behind them. Chute reveals why these works--a blend of concise words and striking visuals--are an extraordinarily powerful form of expression that stimulates us intellectually and emotionally. Focusing on ten major themes--disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness--Chute explains how comics gets its messages across more effectively than any other form. "Why disaster?" explores how comics are uniquely suited to convey the scale and disorientation of calamity, from Art Spiegelman's representation of the Holocaust and 9/11 to Keiji Nakazawa's focus on Hiroshima. "Why the suburbs?" examines how the work of Chris Ware and Charles Burns illustrates the quiet joys and struggles of suburban existence; and "Why punk?" delves into how comics inspire and reflect the punk movement's DIY aesthetics--giving birth to a democratic medium increasingly embraced by some of today's most significant artists. Featuring full-color reproductions of more than one hundred essential pages and panels, including some famous but never-before-reprinted images from comics legends, Why Comics? is an indispensable guide that offers a deep understanding of this influential art form and its masters."--Jacket
Outside the box : interviews with contemporary cartoonists by Hillary L Chute( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts. For nearly a decade Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and now she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute's in-depth discussions reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes
Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comics by Hillary L Chute( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty spaces between frames to capture the process of memory. Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis experiments with visual witness to frame her personal and historical narrative, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home meticulously incorporates family documents by hand to re-present the author's past. These five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender, and lived experience. Hillary L. Chute explores their verbal and visual techniques, which have transformed autobiographical narrative and contemporary comics. Through the interplay of words and images, and the counterpoint of presence and absence, they express difficult, even traumatic stories while engaging with the workings of memory. Intertwining aesthetics and politics, these women both rewrite and redesign the parameters of acceptable discourse"--Publisher description
Disaster drawn : visual witness, comics, and documentary form by Hillary L Chute( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disaster Drawn explores the ways graphic narratives by diverse artists, including Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco, document the disasters of war. Hillary L. Chute traces how comics inherited graphic print traditions and innovations from the seventeenth century and later, pointing out that at every turn new forms of visual-verbal representation have arisen in response to the turmoil of war. Modern nonfiction comics emerged from the shattering experience of World War II, developing in the 1970s with Art Spiegelman's first 'Maus' story about his immigrant family's survival of Nazi death camps and with Hiroshima survivor Keiji Nakazawa's inaugural work of 'atomic bomb manga, ' the comic book Ore Wa Mita ('I Saw It') - a title that alludes to Goya's famous Disasters of War etchings. Chute explains how the form of comics - its collection of frames - lends itself to historical narrative."--Provided by publisher
Love that bunch by Aline Kominsky-Crumb( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aline Kominsky-Crumb immediately made her mark in the Bay Area's underground comix scene with unabashedly raw, dirty, unfiltered comics chronicling the thoughts and desires of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb didn't worry about self-flattery. In fact, her darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories. Her exaggerated comix alter ego, Bunch, is self-destructive and grotesque but crackles with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell. Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. Most important, she does so without apology. One of the most famous and idiosyncratic cartoonists of our time, Kominsky-Crumb traces her steps from a Beatles-loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, and a 1980s housewife and mother, to a new thirty-page story, "Dream House," that looks back on her childhood forty years later. Love That Bunch will be Kominsky-Crumb's only solo-authored book in print. Originally published as a book in 1990, this new expanded edition follows her to the present, including an afterword penned by the noted comics scholar Hillary Chute. --Publisher
Comics & media by Hillary L Chute( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the medium of comics as a framework, Comics and Media, a special issue of Critical Inquiry, explores broader questions about media archaeology, theories of the image, popular forms, the history of aesthetics, and transmedia dynamics in nineteenth, twentieth, and early twenty-first century contexts. Comics and Media presents scholarly essays about comics, animation, film, digital games, and their respective (and overlapping) media ecologies in conversation with material from and inspired by the Comics: Philosophy ampersand Practice conference held in 2012 at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago. Structured around the question of where this vital and newly emergent (or re-emergent) field is moving, the conference featured 17 of the contemporary field's most acclaimed cartoonists - including its two most globally famous practitioners, R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman. Seeking to expand the depth of fields such as media studies and comics studies by seeking out the crossover between different media practices and different disciplinary or methodological locations (literary theory, art history, film studies, digital humanities), Comics and Media also examines the tensions - and connections - between new and old media throughout
MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MetaMaus is built around a series of taped conversations with Hillary Chute in which Spiegelman discusses the history and origins of Maus. It celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first publication of the book and includes never-before-seen sketches, rough and alternate drafts, family and reference photos, notebook and diary entries and the transcript of his interviews with his father Vladek
Scrap book by Daniel Aaron( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces on newsprint a scrapbook collected by Daniel Aaron between 1937 and 2011, containing newspaper images and text of the grotesque, the tragic, the comic, and the absurd
Materializing memory : Lynda Barry's "One hundred demons." by Hillary L Chute( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why Comics? : From Underground to Mainstream by Hillary L Chute( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The texture of retracing in Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis." by Hillary L Chute( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Graphic narrative special issue( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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