Great British comics : celebrating a century of ripping yarns and wizard wheezes (Book, 2006) []
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Great British comics : celebrating a century of ripping yarns and wizard wheezes

Author: Paul Gravett; Peter Stanbury
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An illustrated resource to 100 years of British comics, newspaper strips, and graphic novels, with facts and information on the men and women who created them. Contains adult content.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gravett; Peter Stanbury
ISBN: 9781845131708 1845131703
OCLC Number: 74968701
Description: 190 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Lost worlds of Topsy-Turvy: How reading comics has captivated the nation through every age --
For Richer, For Poorer; Foibles and follies of making a living, falling in love and raising a family --
Spitting Images: A galaxy of stars from stage and screen, music, royalty and politics --
Down on Jollity Farm: Frolics and fantasy in fur and feathers with a menagerie of animal pals --
Wheezes in the Tuck Shop: Children's tricks, japes and dreams, at home, at play and at school --
Things to Come: Voyages to tomorrow's worlds of science fact and fiction --
Jolly Hockey Sticks to Sheroes: From flappers to slappers, starlets to secret agents--girls just want to have fun --
Ripping Yarns: Thrilling weird adventures on the high seas, battlefronts and football pitches.
Responsibility: Paul Gravett & Peter Stanbury.


Great British Comics offers a feast of striking cartoon graphics, a celebration of Britain's perennially popular comic heroes and their acclaimed creators, and a guide to collecting for everyone who  Read more...


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