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A Comics Studies Reader

Edited by Jeet Heer
and Kent Worcester

304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 50 b&w illustrations, introduction, index

9781604731088 Unjacketed cloth $55.00S

9781604731095 Paper $25.00S

Unjacketed cloth, $55.00

Paper, $25.00


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A survey of the best scholars writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics

A Comics Studies Reader offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels.

The anthology covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Töpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anti-comics campaign, and power and class in Mexican comic books and English illustrated stories.

A Comics Studies Reader introduces readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field. It will interest anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of comics and is ideal for classroom use.

With Chris Ware and Chris Oliveros, Jeet Heer is editing a series of volumes reprinting Frank King's Gasoline Alley, three volumes of which have been published. A Toronto-based writer, he has written introductory essays to the George Herriman Krazy and Ignatz series. Kent Worcester teaches political theory at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the author of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA).

304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 50 b&w illustrations, introduction, index