Comics Art in China

Comics Art in China

This volume encompasses political, social, and gag cartoons, lianhuanhua (picture books), comic books, humorous drawings, cartoon and humor periodicals, and donghua (animation) while exploring topics ranging from the earliest Western ...

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496811752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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In the most comprehensive and authoritative source on this subject, Comics Art in China covers almost all comics art forms in mainland China, providing the history from the nineteenth century to the present as well as perspectives on both the industry and the art form. This volume encompasses political, social, and gag cartoons, lianhuanhua (picture books), comic books, humorous drawings, cartoon and humor periodicals, and donghua (animation) while exploring topics ranging from the earliest Western-influenced cartoons and the popular, often salacious, 1930s humor magazines to cartoons as wartime propaganda and comics art in the reform. Coupling a comprehensive review of secondary materials (histories, anthologies, biographies, memoirs, and more) in English and Chinese with the artists" actual works, the result spans more than two centuries of Chinese animation. Structured chronologically, the study begins with precursors in early China and proceeds through the Republican, wartime, Communist, and market economy periods. Based primarily on interviews senior scholar John A. Lent and Xu Ying conducted with over one hundred cartoonists, animators, and other comics art figures, Comics Art in China sheds light on tumult and triumphs. Meticulously, Lent and Xu describe the evolution of Chinese comics within a global context, probing the often-tense relationship between expression and government, as well as proving that art can be a powerful force for revolution. Indeed, the authors explore Chinese comics art as it continues to grow and adapt in the twenty-first century. Enhanced with over one hundred black-and-white and color illustrations, this book stands out as not only the first such survey in English, but perhaps the most complete one in any language.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comic Art of Europe Through 2000

Comic Art of Europe Through 2000

(U.S., Croatia, Turkey, Israel). 15517. Harvey, R. C. "The Passing Show: News &
Notes." Cartoonist PROfiles. December 2001, pp. 24-33. (Europe, U.S.). 15518.
Lent, John A. "Comic Art: Some Global Issues." International Journal of Comic Art.

Author: John Lent

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313052224

Category: Art

Page: 528

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A unique and thorough reference work, Comic Art of Europe through 2000: An International Bibliography chronicles in two volumes the development of comic art in Europe and reflects the burgeoning amount of literature on the subject. Supplementing the award-winnng works on comic art published by the author with Greenwood in 1994 and 1996, the expanded volumes contain 17,000 multi-language entries on comic art literature in 42 European countries. Bringing order to the scholarship on this fascinating topic, this is an invaluable reference work for those interested in comic art, mass communication, and popular culture. The author gathers in one place an exhaustive collection of literature dealing with all aspects of comics, cartooning, and animation in Europe. Organized by categories of country, genre, approaches, and other aspects, these multi-language bibliographies are compiled and organized for easy reference use. The comprehensive data gathering is backed up by global research. Another useful feature is a directory with vital information on at least 80 periodicals dealing with comic art in Europe. The wide sweep of these volumes includes chapters on global, continental, regional, and comparative perspectives relating to Europe.
Categories: Art

Comic Art of the United States Through 2000 Animation and Cartoons

Comic Art of the United States Through 2000  Animation and Cartoons

Its more than 11,000 entries make it and the other ten volumes in the series the definitive references on comic art.

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312133

Category: Art

Page: 603

View: 433

An exhaustive, well-organized bibliography on all aspects of comic art, animation, caricature, and cartooning from Canada and the United States. Its more than 11,000 entries make it and the other ten volumes in the series the definitive references on comic art.
Categories: Art

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

Comparing Two Comics: Kingo and the Sara Communication Initiative.” Journal
of Modern ... Towards a Discipline of Political Cartoon Studies: Mapping the Field
.” Satire and Politics ... International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 10, no. 2, 2008, pp
 ...

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190917944

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 744

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The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Comic Art of War

The Comic Art of War

6 (2007): 953–78; Daniel J. Leab, “Cold War Comics,” Columbia Journalism
Review, Winter 1965, 42–7; Kristin L. Matthews, “The ABCs of Mad Magazine:
Reading, Citizenship, and Cold War America,” International Journal of Comic Art
8, no.

Author: Christina M. Knopf

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498352

Category: History

Page: 252

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For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study--the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and women who served. The author analyzes themes of culture, hierarchy, enemies and allies, geography, sexuality, combat, and civilian relations and describes how comics function within a community. A number of artists included were known for their work with Disney, Marvel Comics, the New Yorker and Madison Avenue but many lesser known artists are recognized.
Categories: History

Comic Art in Museums

Comic Art in Museums

Contributions by Kenneth Baker, Jaqueline Berndt, Albert Boime, John Carlin, Benoit Crucifix, David Deitcher, Michael Dooley, Damian Duffy, M. C. Gaines, Paul Gravett, Diana Green, Karen Green, Doug Harvey, Charles Hatfield, M. Thomas Inge, ...

Author: Kim A. Munson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496828101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Contributions by Kenneth Baker, Jaqueline Berndt, Albert Boime, John Carlin, Benoit Crucifix, David Deitcher, Michael Dooley, Damian Duffy, M. C. Gaines, Paul Gravett, Diana Green, Karen Green, Doug Harvey, Charles Hatfield, M. Thomas Inge, Leslie Jones, Jonah Kinigstein, Denis Kitchen, John A. Lent, Dwayne McDuffie, Andrei Molotiu, Alvaro de Moya, Kim A. Munson, Cullen Murphy, Gary Panter, Trina Robbins, Rob Salkowitz, Antoine Sausverd, Art Spiegelman, Scott Timberg, Carol Tyler, Brian Walker, Alexi Worth, Joe Wos, and Craig Yoe Through essays and interviews, Kim A. Munson’s anthology tells the story of the over-thirty-year history of the artists, art critics, collectors, curators, journalists, and academics who championed the serious study of comics, the trends and controversies that produced institutional interest in comics, and the wax and wane and then return of comic art in museums. Audiences have enjoyed displays of comic art in museums as early as 1930. In the mid-1960s, after a period when most representational and commercial art was shunned, comic art began a gradual return to art museums as curators responded to the appropriation of comics characters and iconography by such famous pop artists as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. From the first-known exhibit to show comics in art historical context in 1942 to the evolution of manga exhibitions in Japan, this volume regards exhibitions both in the United States and internationally. With over eighty images and thoughtful essays by Denis Kitchen, Brian Walker, Andrei Molotiu, Paul Gravett, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, and Charles Hatfield, among others, this anthology shows how exhibitions expanded the public dialogue about comic art and our expectation of “good art”—displaying how dedicated artists, collectors, fans, and curators advanced comics from a frequently censored low-art medium to a respected art form celebrated worldwide.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comic Books and Comic Strips in the United States Through 2005

Comic Books and Comic Strips in the United States Through 2005

This final work in John Lent's series of bibliographies on comic art gathers together an astounding array of citations on American comic books and comic strips.

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313338833

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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This final work in John Lent's series of bibliographies on comic art gathers together an astounding array of citations on American comic books and comic strips. Included in this volume are citations regarding anthologies and reprints; criticism and reviews; exhibitions, festivals, and awards; scholarship and theory; and the business, artistic, cultural, legal, technical, and technological aspects of American comics. Author John Lent has used all manner of methods to gather the citations, searching library and online databases, contacting scholars and other professionals, attending conferences and festivals, and scanning hundreds of periodicals. He has gone to great length to categorize the citations in an easy-to-use, scholarly fashion, and in the process, has helped to establish the field of comic art as an important part of social science and humanities research. The ten volumes in this series, covering all regions of the world, constitute the largest printed bibliography of comic art in the world, and serve as the beacon guiding the burgeoning fields of animation, comics, and cartooning. They are the definitive works on comic art research, and are exhaustive in their inclusiveness, covering all types of publications (academic, trade, popular, fan, etc.) from all over the world. Also included in these books are citations to systematically-researched academic exercises, as well as more ephemeral sources such as fanzines, press articles, and fugitive materials (conference papers, unpublished documents, etc.), attesting to Lent's belief that all pieces of information are vital in a new field of study such as comic art.
Categories: Social Science

Comic Art in Africa Asia Australia and Latin America Through 2000

Comic Art in Africa  Asia  Australia  and Latin America Through 2000

Serves as the only complete bibliography on comic art for the 87 countries discussed.

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312109

Category: Art

Page: 698

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Serves as the only complete bibliography on comic art for the 87 countries discussed.
Categories: Art

Cartoonists Works and Characters in the United States Through 2005

Cartoonists  Works  and Characters in the United States Through 2005

Provides a comprehensive listing of American cartoonists, their works, characters, and titles, that will enable the growing number of comic art scholars to research the field.

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312125

Category: Social Science

Page: 557

View: 912

Provides a comprehensive listing of American cartoonists, their works, characters, and titles, that will enable the growing number of comic art scholars to research the field.
Categories: Social Science

Southeast Asian Cartoon Art

Southeast Asian Cartoon Art

Her work has been published in the Asian Journal ofCommunication, the
International Journal ofMedia and Cultural Politics, the Journal of Children and
Media, and the International Journal ofComic Art as well as in several books.

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786475575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This is the first overview of cartoon art in this important cultural nexus of Asia. The eight essays provide historical and contemporary examinations of cartoons and comics in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and sociocultural and political analyses of cartooning in Singapore, Myanmar, and Malaysia. The collection benefits from hundreds of interviews with Southeast Asia's major cartoonists, conducted by the four contributors, as well as textual analyses of specific cartoons, on-the-spot observations, and close scrutiny of historical documents. All genres of printed cartoon art are studied, including political and humor cartoons, newspaper comic strips, comic books, and humor and cartoon periodicals. Topics of discussion and comparison with cartoon art of other parts of the globe include national identity, the transnational public sphere, globalization, alternative media forms, freedom of expression, consumerism, and corporatism. Southeast Asian cartoon art has a number of features unique to the region, such as having as pioneering cartoonists three countries' founding fathers, comics that gave their name to a national trait, some of the earliest graphic novels worldwide, and a king who hired a cartoonist to illustrate his books.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Asian Comics

Asian Comics

As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the story of the major comics creators outside of Japan.

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626742949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the myth that, outside of Japan, the continent is nearly devoid of comic strips and comic books. Relying on his fifty years of Asian mass communication and comic art research, during which he traveled to Asia at least seventy-eight times and visited many studios and workplaces, John A. Lent shows that nearly every country had a golden age of cartooning and has experienced a recent rejuvenation of the art form. As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the story of the major comics creators outside of Japan. Lent covers the nations and regions of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Organized by regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Asian Comics provides 178 black-and-white illustrations and detailed information on comics of sixteen countries and regions—their histories, key creators, characters, contemporary status, problems, trends, and issues. One chapter harkens back to predecessors of comics in Asia, describing scrolls, paintings, books, and puppetry with humorous tinges, primarily in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. The first overview of Asian comic books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), graphic novels, newspaper comic strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and interview quotes from many pioneering masters, as well as younger artists.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Comics of Chris Ware

The Comics of Chris Ware

This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, “Building Stories” and “Rusty Brown.”

Author: David M. Ball

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604734461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 Guardian First Book Prize for the genre-defining Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, "Building Stories" and "Rusty Brown."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Of Comics and Men

Of Comics and Men

Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s ...

Author: Jean-Paul Gabilliet

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628469998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrative Structure in Comics

Narrative Structure in Comics

An examination of the narrative and pictorial qualities of comics and how these help comics to communicate and create meaning.

Author: Barbara Postema

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press

ISBN: 193336095X

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 172

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An examination of the narrative and pictorial qualities of comics and how these help comics to communicate and create meaning.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

Comic Art Propaganda

Comic Art Propaganda

The sub-textual sequential art continued well into the Ciold War, with both sides producing comics extolling themselves and defaming the enemy. "The book covers Sex, Drugs, Race, Politics, War and Religion.

Author: Fredrik Stromberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312596790

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History is a fascinating visual history of some of the most outrageous, and unbelievable and politically charged comics ever published. As one of the most effective and powerful forms of communication, it comes as no surprise that comic art has been misappropriated by governments, self-interest groups, do-gooders, and sinister organizations to spread their message. World War II comic book propaganda-with Superman, Batman, and Captain America raising war bonds, and bashing cartoon Japanese and Germans-was so ubiquitous that there was barely a US comic untainted by the war effort. The sub-textual sequential art continued well into the Ciold War, with both sides producing comics extolling themselves and defaming the enemy. "The book covers Sex, Drugs, Race, Politics, War and Religion. Strömberg’s historic overviews of each subject and encyclopedic knowledge make for a breezy, informative read."--The Huffington Post
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Comic Books and the Cold War 1946 1962

Comic Books and the Cold War  1946  1962

Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs that question or complicate the grand ...

Author: Chris York

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Conventional wisdom holds that comic books of the post–World War II era are poorly drawn and poorly written publications, notable only for the furor they raised. Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs that question or complicate the grand narratives of the era. Close analysis of individual titles, including EC comics, Superman, romance comics, and other, more obscure works, reveals the ways Cold War culture—from atomic anxieties and the nuclear family to communist hysteria and social inequalities—manifests itself in the comic books of the era. By illuminating the complexities of mid-century graphic novels, this study demonstrates that postwar popular culture was far from monolithic in its representation of American values and beliefs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comic Books and Comic Strips in the United States

Comic Books and Comic Strips in the United States

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009681185

Category: Social Science

Page: 596

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Comics have become icons of U.S. popular culture familiar throughout the world. This huge bibliography, one of four compiled by Lent to cover all parts of the world, collects a representative, yet comprehensive, cross-section of the international literature. Resulting from a worldwide study, the work cites many publications in various writing styles, formats, time periods, and languages. This volume is introduced by famed cartoonists Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey) and Jerry Robinson (The Joker). The genres of comic art have had a phenomenal growth in recent years; the literature has grown with these developments, making this volume of interest to scholars of popular culture and fans alike.
Categories: Social Science

Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications

Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications

This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics.

Author: Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Manga Mania

Manga Mania

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823030350

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.
Categories: Art