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Comics as culture

Author: M Thomas Inge
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comics and cartoons are ingrained in American life. One critic has called comic books "crude, unimaginative, banal, vulgar, ultimately corrupting." They have been regarded with considerable suspicion by parents, educators, psychiatrists, and moral reformers. They have been investigated by governmental committees and subjected to severe censorship. Yet more than 200 million copies are sold annually. Upon even casual
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Inge, M. Thomas.
Comics as culture.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1990
(OCoLC)556057112
Named Person: Umberto Eco
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Thomas Inge
ISBN: 0878054073 9780878054077 0878054081 9780878054084
OCLC Number: 20092772
Description: xxi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: What's so funny about the comics? --
Comics and the American language --
Fantasy and reality in Winsor McCay's Little Nemo --
Krazy kat as American Dada art --
Charlie Chaplin and the comics --
Sut Lovingood and Snuffy Smith --
Faulkner reads the funny papers --
Peanuts and American culture --
The New Yorker cartoon and graphic humor --
The EC comic books and science fiction --
American industrial culture and the comic book.
Responsibility: M. Thomas Inge.
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These ten essays by one of America's foremost authorities on popular culture survey the influence of the comic strip and, despite the legions of detractors, show it to be an art form that has  Read more...

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