We Told You So

Comics as Art

Author: Tom Spurgeon,Michael Dean

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999338

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 576

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In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the 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. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.
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The Lie and How We Told It

Author: Tommi Parrish

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 168396067X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 90

View: 9601

A friendship fumbles and falls apart after an uncertain encounter in this graphic novel from a remarkable new voice. Parrish’s emotionally loaded, painted graphic novel is is a visual tour de force, always in the service of the author’s themes: navigating queer desire, masculinity, fear, and the ever-in-flux state of friendships.
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The new comics

Author: Gary Groth

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 324

View: 8415

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Daniel Clowes

Conversations

Author: Daniel Clowes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781604734409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 9066

Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) emerged from the "alternative comics" boom of the 1980s as one of the most significant cartoonists and most distinctive voices in the development of the graphic novel. His serialized Eightball comics, collected in such books as David Boring, Ice Haven, and Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, helped to set the standards of sophistication and complexity for the medium. The screenplay for Ghost World, which Clowes co-adapted (with Terry Zwigoff) from his graphic novel of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award. Since his early, edgy Lloyd Llewellyn and Eightball comics, Clowes has developed along with the medium, from a satirical and sometimes vituperative surrealist to an unmatched observer of psychological and social subtleties. In this collection of interviews reaching from 1988 to 2009, the cartoonist discusses his earliest experiences reading superhero comics, his time at the Pratt Institute, his groundbreaking comics career, and his screenplays for Ghost World and Art School Confidential. Several of these pieces are drawn from rare small-press or self-published zines, including Clowes's first published interview. He talks at length about the creative process, from the earliest traces of a story, to his technical approaches to layout, drawing, inking, lettering, and coloring. The volume concludes with a 2009 interview conducted specifically for this book.
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More Heroes of the Comics

Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books

Author: Drew Friedman

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999605

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Spanning the birth of the industry to its first few decades, this book has approximately 100 full-color portraits of the legends of American comic books―publishers, editors, and artists. Its subjects are popular and obscure, men and women, and it includes several pioneering artists of color.
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Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

Author: Jordan Raphael,Tom Spurgeon

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613742924

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 6444

Based on interviews with Stan Lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster, Stan Lee rose from his humble beginnings to ride the wave of the 1940s comic books boom and witness the current motion picture madness and comic industry woes. Included is a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, Lee's work in the years of postwar prosperity, and his efforts in the 1960s to revitalize the medium after it had grown stale.
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See, I Told You So

Author: Rush H. Limbaugh

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671871215

Category: United States

Page: 426

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The controversial conservative radio personality presents a collection of his observations on the Clinton administration, liberals, and other topics.
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Unreal City

Author: D.J. Bryant

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606998803

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 72

View: 2421

Unreal City contains five highly charged stories about relationships: “Echoes into Eternity,” “Evelyn Dalton-Hoyt,” “Emordana,” “The Yellowknife Retrospective,” and “Objet d’Art.” The stories address gender, narcissism, marriage, subjectivity, objectification, and the thin line that divides love from hate. Bryant’s characters sometimes feel like they are navigating their way through the darkness in an attempt to make sense of love, sex, art, and life. Existential and elliptical, the stories play beautifully against Bryant’s precise and fully-realized artwork, which echoes such masters as Jaime Hernandez and Daniel Clowes. In Unreal City, characters cannot walk into a room without their world turning inside out. Readers will be similarly upended by the discovery of this major new talent.
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The Best We Could Do

An Illustrated Memoir

Author: Thi Bui

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8945

National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
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Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006097625X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.
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Heroes of the Comics

Portraits Of The Pioneering Legends Of Comic Books

Author: Drew Friedman

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606997319

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

View: 2726

Featuring over 80 full-color portraits of the pioneering legends of American comic books, including publishers, editors and artists from the industry’s birth in the ’30s, through the brilliant artists and writers of behind EC Comics in the ’50s. All lovingly rendered and chosen by Drew Friedman, a cartooning legend in his own right. Featuring subjects popular and obscure, men and women, as well as several pioneering African-American artists. Each subject features a short essay by Friedman, who grew up knowing many of the subjects included (as the son of writer Bruce Jay Friedman), including Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Bill Gaines. More names you might recognize: Barks, Crumb, Wood, Wolverton, Frazetta, Siegel & Shuster, Kirby, Cole, Ditko, Werthem… it’s a Hall of Fame of comic book history from the man BoingBoing.com call “America’s greatest living portrait artist!”
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V for Vendetta

Author: Alan Moore

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401236316

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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"Alan Moore outdoes himself... Extraordinary ... a poetic celebration of the powers of the imagination." - Kurt Loder, MTV A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts in this gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.
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Everything I Never Told You

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127551

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another"--
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Comics Art

Author: Paul Gravett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849760560

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

View: 3872

Comics are a uniquely autonomous art form, one that has its own rich traditions that have given rise to a remarkably vibrant contemporary scene. In this richly illustrated book, Paul Gravett traces the history of comics from the late 19th century right through to the huge current interest in manga and graphic novels and the explosion of comics on the Internet.
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Remember How I Told You I Loved You?

Author: Gillian Linden

Publisher: Amazon.Com Publishing

ISBN: 9781477807620

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 8172

"A collection of stories that follow a young woman from delayed adolescence to (delayed) adulthood"--P. [4] of cover.
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Breakdowns

Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@[squiggle][star]!

Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375423958

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 72

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The author reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics-obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.
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The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

Crumb's Whole Career, from Shack to Chateau

Author: R. Crumb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780747537748

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 250

View: 8167

A retrospective collection of works by the underground artist who started Zap Comix back in 1968
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Bumf

Author: Joe Sacco

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473512581

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Joe Sacco is renowned for his non-fiction books of comics journalism like Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde and Footnotes in Gaza. Now in Bumf he returns to his early days as a satirist and underground cartoonist. In the vein of the old underground comix like ZAP or Weirdo, Bumf will be puerile, disgusting, and beyond redemption. It will go where it wants to go, and do what it wants to do. It will also be very funny.
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Last Girl Standing

Author: Trina Robbins

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683960149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 8505

Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics — in Last Girl Standing. Robbins describes her upbringing in Queens, New York, reading comics through her childhood in the 1940s; visiting the EC offices and becoming part of SF fandom (dating Harlan Ellison at age 16); and posing nude for men’s magazines in the 1950s; living in the Village, over her own boutique where she made clothes for and interacted with rock royalty like David Crosby, Donovan, Cass Elliot; her close relationship with Paul Williams; entering the orbit of underground cartoonists like Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, Vaughn Bodé, and Bill Griffith, when she started contributing comics to The East Village Other; and, in the ’70s, moving to San Francisco, contending with the phallocentric underground scene, marrying Kim Deitch, co-founding Wimmen’s Comix, and being invited into Felch Comics (she declined); her work for the National Lampoon, Marvel Comics, and Eclipse in the 1980s; and her crisis as a cartoonist and transformation into an historian and lecturer in the ’90s and 2000s. From science fiction to the Sunset Strip, from New York’s underground newspapers to San Francisco’s underground comix: Trina Robbins broke the rules and broke the law. From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones’s first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, this former Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners in this heavily illustrated memoir.
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Art in Time

Author: Dan Nadel

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 301

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A companion title to the author's Art Out of Time focuses on the lesser-known comic works by genre favorites such as H. G. Peter, John Stanley, Harry Lucey, Jesse Marsh and Bill Everett.
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