WorldCat Identities

Witek, Joseph

Overview
Works: 4 works in 15 publications in 2 languages and 1,017 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN6725, 741.50973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Witek
Comic books as history : the narrative art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar by Joseph Witek( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Spiegelman : conversations by Art Spiegelman( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comics have a pipeline to something very basic about the way people think." When the graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale won a Special Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for its vivid depiction of the Holocaust and its effects, critics and mainstream audiences recognized that a comic book was capable of exploring complex aesthetic, moral, and cultural themes. Maus's creator Art Spiegelman (b. 1948) became the most famous alternative cartoonist in America. Art Spiegelman: Conversations reveals an artist who had long been working to establish comics as a serious art form. With his wife Françoise Mouly, he founded and edited RAW-the most in-fluential showcase for avant-garde comics in America-which published early work by such well-established cartoonists as Chris Ware, Kaz, and Gary Panter. Spiegelman's essays and lectures helped to establish that comics have a history and a canon. This collection of interviews and profiles spans 1976-2006 and covers Spiegelman's career as an artist, critic, educator, and art historian. A previously unpublished interview conducted by the volume's editor discusses themes rarely touched upon in earlier profiles. - Publisher
Stranger and more thrilling than fiction : comic books as history by Joseph Witek( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games and play in the fictions of Robert Coover by Joseph Witek( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
Audience Level
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Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.35 for Art Spiege ... to 0.66 for Stranger a ...)

Languages
English (14)

French (1)

Covers
Art Spiegelman : conversations