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The rise of the American comics artist : creators and contexts

Author: Paul Williams; James Lyons
Publisher: Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic-book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank MillerÃ?'s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave GibbonsÃ?'s Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same  Read more...
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Rise of the American comics artist.
Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
(DLC) 2010016183
(OCoLC)608687736
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Williams; James Lyons
ISBN: 9781604737936 160473793X 1282939270 9781282939271
OCLC Number: 690212916
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents: In the year 3794 / Paul Williams and James Lyons --
How the graphic novel changed American comics / Stephen Weiner --
"Is this a book?" DC Vertigo and the redefinition of comics in the 1990s / Julia Round --
Signals from airstrip one : the British invasion of mainstream American comics / Chris Murray --
State of the nation and the Freedom fighters arc / Graham J. Murphy --
Critique, caricature, and compulsion in Joe Sacco's comics journalism / Adam Rosenblatt and Andrea A. Lunsford --
Too much commerce man? Shannon Wheeler and the ironies of the "Rebel cell" / James Lyons --
Comics against themselves : Chris Ware's graphic narratives as literature / David M. Ball --
Questions of "contemporary women's comics" / Paul Williams --
Theorizing sexuality in comics / Joe Sutliff Sanders --
Feminine Latin/o American identities on the American alternative landscape : from the women of Love and rockets to La perdida / Ana Merino --
Making comics respectable : how Maus helped redefine a medium / Ian Gordon --
"A purely American tale" : the tragedy of racism and Jimmy Corrigan : the smartest kid on earth as great American novel / Paul Williams --
"That mouse's shadow" : the canonization of Spiegelman's Maus / Andrew Loman.
Other Titles: Creators and contexts
Responsibility: edited by Paul Williams and James Lyons.

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