skip to content
We told you so : comics as art Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

We told you so : comics as art

Author: Tom Spurgeon; Michael Dean, (Editor at Fantagraphics Books)
Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In 1976, a group of young men and women coalesced around a fledgling magazine and the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. Comics As Art: We Told You So tells of Fantagraphics Books' key role in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Interviews
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Spurgeon; Michael Dean, (Editor at Fantagraphics Books)
ISBN: 9781606999332 1606999338
OCLC Number: 923850689
Description: 696 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: A few words from R. Crumb --
Comics by Tim Hensley and Kim Deitch --
Conning people into taking us seriously --
What happened to that nice kid, Dr. Jekyll? --
Comics by Paul Karasik and Ho Che Anderson --
Everything was in season --
Pott shots / by Scott Pellegrini --
Lawsuit hell --
The first for 1st Amendment rights / by Joe Sacco --
Personal comments : jurors' recollections / by Joe Sacco --
Off the roof into the pool --
Green skies above / by Kim Thompson --
Abridged editorial from Prime cuts #1 / by Gary Groth --
Comics by Roberta Gregory, Roger Langridge, Carol Lay, Mary Fleener, David Sandlin, Johnny Ryan, Colleen Coover, Carol Swain, Rick Altergott, Bill Griffith --
This is the way they run their business? --
The varieties of Love and rockets --
Comics by Jaime Hernandez and Gilbert Hernandez --
It seemed like a sellout --
The Fanta grunge connection --
O come, all ye faithful --
Comics by Robert Goodin, Noah Van Sciver, Leslie Stein, R.O. Blechman, Lane Milburn, Zak Sally, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, Steven Weissman, Frank Stack --
Fantagraphics vs. everyone --
Tighten your helmet --
Comics and stories / by Michael Dean --
Talking with Gary Groth --
Film school confidential / by Eric Reynolds --
This new and ominous century --
You're complete, Charlie Brown! --
Comics by Simon Hanselmann, Joe Daly, Dash Shaw, Ed Luce, Daishu Ma, Andrice Arp, Steve Brodner --
In the office and at the store --
Kim Thompson, 1956-2013 --
Comics by Pat Moriarity, Ellen Forney, and Eric Reynolds --
The road to Fantagraphics --
Full circle.
Other Titles: Comics as art
Oral history of Fantagraphics Books
Responsibility: editors, Tom Spurgeon, Michael Dean.

Abstract:

In 1976, a group of young men and women coalesced around a fledgling magazine and the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. Comics As Art: We Told You So tells of Fantagraphics Books' key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana the way insiders share the saga with one another other: in anecdotal form, in the words of the people who lived it and saw it happen. Comics historian and critic Tom Spurgeon and longtime Comics Journal editor Michael Dean assemble an all-star cast of industry figures, critics, cartoonists, art objects, curios, and groundbreaking publications to bring you a detailed account of Fantagraphics' first 40 years. Comics as Art is a detailed catalog of the look of a cultural awakening. It's a story that includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Jim Shooter, Stan Lee, Dan Clowes, Frank Miller, Peter Bagge, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Dave Sim, Steve Geppi, Todd McFarlane and every other major figure in the arts or business end of modern comics. More than a corporate history or a fond look back, Comics As Art: We Told You So makes the warts-and-all case for Fantagraphics Books' position near the heart of the modern reclamation of the comics art form.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/923850689> # We told you so : comics as art
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "923850689" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/wau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/comic_books_strips_etc_united_states_history_and_criticism> ; # Comic books, strips, etc--United States--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/cartoonists_united_states> ; # Cartoonists--United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/cartoonists> ; # Cartoonists
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/publishers_and_publishing> ; # Publishers and publishing
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Organization/fantagraphics_books> ; # Fantagraphics Books.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/comic_books_strips_etc> ; # Comic books, strips, etc
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/cartooning> ; # Cartooning
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/comics_&_graphic_novels_nonfiction> ; # COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS--Nonfiction
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_literary> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/741.5973/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/cartooning_united_states_history> ; # Cartooning--United States--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/publishers_and_publishing_united_states_history> ; # Publishers and publishing--United States--History
   schema:alternateName "Comics as art" ;
   schema:alternateName "Oral history of Fantagraphics Books" ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description "In 1976, a group of young men and women coalesced around a fledgling magazine and the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. Comics As Art: We Told You So tells of Fantagraphics Books' key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana the way insiders share the saga with one another other: in anecdotal form, in the words of the people who lived it and saw it happen. Comics historian and critic Tom Spurgeon and longtime Comics Journal editor Michael Dean assemble an all-star cast of industry figures, critics, cartoonists, art objects, curios, and groundbreaking publications to bring you a detailed account of Fantagraphics' first 40 years. Comics as Art is a detailed catalog of the look of a cultural awakening. It's a story that includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Jim Shooter, Stan Lee, Dan Clowes, Frank Miller, Peter Bagge, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Dave Sim, Steve Geppi, Todd McFarlane and every other major figure in the arts or business end of modern comics. More than a corporate history or a fond look back, Comics As Art: We Told You So makes the warts-and-all case for Fantagraphics Books' position near the heart of the modern reclamation of the comics art form."@en ;
   schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Person/dean_michael_editor_at_fantagraphics_books> ; # (Editor at Fantagraphics Books) Michael Dean
   schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Person/spurgeon_tom_1968> ; # Tom Spurgeon
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4021133757> ;
   schema:genre "Comics (Graphic works)"@en ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:genre "Interviews"@en ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "We told you so : comics as art"@en ;
   schema:productID "923850689" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781606999332> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/923850689> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Person/dean_michael_editor_at_fantagraphics_books> # (Editor at Fantagraphics Books) Michael Dean
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Dean" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael" ;
   schema:name "(Editor at Fantagraphics Books) Michael Dean" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Person/spurgeon_tom_1968> # Tom Spurgeon
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1968" ;
   schema:familyName "Spurgeon" ;
   schema:givenName "Tom" ;
   schema:name "Tom Spurgeon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_literary> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/cartooning_united_states_history> # Cartooning--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cartooning--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/cartoonists_united_states> # Cartoonists--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cartoonists--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/comic_books_strips_etc> # Comic books, strips, etc
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Comic books, strips, etc"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/comic_books_strips_etc_united_states_history_and_criticism> # Comic books, strips, etc--United States--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Comic books, strips, etc--United States--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/comics_&_graphic_novels_nonfiction> # COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS--Nonfiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS--Nonfiction"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/publishers_and_publishing> # Publishers and publishing
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Publishers and publishing"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4021133757#Topic/publishers_and_publishing_united_states_history> # Publishers and publishing--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Publishers and publishing--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781606999332>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1606999338" ;
   schema:isbn "9781606999332" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.