A Global History, 1968 to the Present

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Comics, manga, bandes dessinées, fumetti, tebeo, historietas... no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century.Comics is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. An unprecedented collection includes around 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page format for more sophisticated analysis.The authors, two uniquely positioned and knowledgeable authorities, are the first to write a broadly comprehensive history of this most accessible, democratic, and occasionally subversive modern popular art form, displaying an intimate familiarity with schools and styles, writers, artists, and companies across countries and generations. In showing us both post-apocalyptic dreamscapes and portraits of the everyday, Comics looks at this thirty-plus year period through a very unique lens.
Publisher: New York :, Thames & Hudson,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780500290965
Branch Call Number: 741. 59 MAZ
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Danner, Alexander


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Apr 19, 2018

By and large a misleading title. This is a Global History of the Underground of Comics.

The author has a large bias towards alternative and underground comics.
It can hardly be a "Global History of Comics" if the title thumbs its nose at mainstream comics and manga.

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