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 Forensic Comicologist

Insights from a Life in Comics

Author: Jamie Newbold

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476672679

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 270

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"A childhood comic book fan turned comic book retailer. This book is his tutorial on how to collect wisely and reduce risks. Drawing on skills learned from 20 years with the San Diego Police Department and as a Comic-Con attendee since 1970, he covers the history and culture of collecting comic books"--
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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: 8991

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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See, I Told You So

Author: Rush H. Limbaugh

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671871215

Category: United States

Page: 426

View: 4720

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

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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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If I Told You Once

A Novel

Author: Judy Budnitz

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466835656

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In her utterly original novel about mothers, daughters, and love, Judy Budnitz gives the traditional folktale an electrifying twist as she follows four generations of women from an Eastern European village to the tenements of an American city. Elena, born into a family ruled by a formidable mother, embarks on an epic journey to the New World, met along the way by evil, magic, and good fortune. The daughter, grand-daughter, and great-granddaughter who follow each share her special powers of observation and, often, destruction. The result is a family saga unlike any other: a hilarious, heartbreaking story of family ties that bind.
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Infidel

Author: Pornsak Pichetshote

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534311890

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Best-selling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing, Daytripper, The Unwritten) makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow, James Bond: Felix Leiter), award-winning colorist and editor JOSE VILLARRUBIA (Batman: Year 100, Spider-Man: Reign) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS). Like nothing I've read beforeÉ Highly recommended. STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night, WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD) Believable horror that's as unsettling as it is beautiful to look at. JOCK (WYTCHES) "Brilliant horror with a terrifying contemporary resonance. This feels way, way too real." - MIKE CAREY (Lucifer) Collects INFIDEL #1-5
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The Art of Daniel Clowes

Modern Cartoonist

Author: Alvin Buenaventura

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123639

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful ), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times–bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also includes essays by noted contributors such as designer Chip Kidd and cartoonist Chris Ware. Praise for The Art of Daniel Clowes: "Even if you're not an avid reader of [Clowes’s] books and strips (your loss), this volume will entice and entertain." —The Atlantic "The real selling point of Modern Cartoonist is the art . . . some of which [has] been little-seen even by die-hard Clowes fans." —A.V. Club “This excellent retrospective of his work from the late 1980s onward, edited by Alvin Buenaventura, showcases his visual gifts and always evolving style; his beautiful early stuff looks nothing like his beautiful later stuff.” —Newsday “A perfect introduction.” —NPR.org “One of the greatest cartoonists of the past several decades finally gets his due.” —The Washington Post
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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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We Spoke Out Comic Books and the Holocaust

Author: Rafael Medoff,Neal Adams

Publisher: Yoe Books

ISBN: 9781631408885

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 280

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Crucial comic book stories about the Holocaust and interviews with their artists and writers, with a cover drawn especially for this book by Neal Adams. An amazing but forgotten chapter in comics history. Long before the Holocaust was taught in schools or presented in films such as Schindler's List, the youth of America was learning about the Nazi genocide from Batman, the X-Men, Captain America, and Sgt. Rock. Comics legend Neal Adams, Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff, and comics historian Craig Yoe bring together a remarkable collection of comic book stories that introduced an entire generation to an engaging and important subject. We Spoke Out is an extraordinary journey into a compelling and essential topic.
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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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The Best We Could Do

An Illustrated Memoir

Author: Thi Bui

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5088

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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Comics Art

Author: Paul Gravett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849760560

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

View: 3518

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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Why Art?

Author: Eleanor Davis

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683960823

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 1584

This is a treatise on what makes art art, told in graphic novel form. What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worth of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.
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My Favorite Thing is Monsters

Book 1

Author: Emil Ferris

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999591

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 386

View: 8179

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
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WIZZYWIG

Author: Ed Piskor

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

ISBN: 1603091459

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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"Extremely pleasurable... A gripping story with lots of good, meaty forbidden knowledge and insight into the hacker mindset." -- Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing "Wizzywig is a delight, wryly rendered and packed with dead-on details of the hacker life."-- Wired "Wizzywig is a portrait of a cultural moment when geeks weren't just outside mainstream culture but terrifying to it."-- TIME.com Techland They say What You See Is What You Get... but Kevin "Boingthump"Phenicle could always see more than most people. In the world of phone phreaks, hackers, and scammers, he's a legend. His exploits are hotly debated: could he really get free long-distance calls by whistling into a pay phone? Did his video-game piracy scheme accidentally trigger the first computer virus? And did he really dodge the FBI by using their own wiretapping software against them? Is he even a real person? And if he's ever caught, what would happen to a geek like him in federal prison? Inspired by the incredible stories of real-life hackers, WIZZYWIG is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator -- his journey from precocious child scammer to federally-wanted fugitive, and beyond. In a world transformed by social networks, data leaks, and digital uprisings, Ed Piskor's debut graphic novel reminds us how much power can rest in the hands of an audacious kid with a keyboard. -- A 288-page hardcover graphic novel, 6.5” x 9”. Ed's DIY releases of chapters of WIZZYWIG have already garnered substantial accolades and a cult fan base, and we are eager to share this book with the world.
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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

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

Author: Charles Burns

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375715177

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 8708

"A compilation of the author's three previous graphic novels"--
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Night Business

Author: Benjamin Marra

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 168396070X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 6140

In this 1980s-trash-culture homage, only one man can save strippers from a serial murderer; this volume collects the cult comic book series with its unpublished-until-now conclusion. Can Johnny Timothy mete out his vengeance before more innocent victims have to die? Night Business is Marra’s longest graphic novel to date: a nasty brew of power, passion, vigilantes, and dangerous men raining street justice down upon their enemies.
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Supergods

What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

Author: Grant Morrison

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812981383

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 8681

A forefront graphic novelist whose credits include Batman: Arkham Asylum and The Invisibles presents a cultural exploration of the superhero in America that offers insight into the historical and creative aspects of the superhero phenomenon. 40,000 first printing.
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