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The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Daniel Worden (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early graphic short stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), ... More


Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Julia Round

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book is the first full-length critical study of any British girls’ comic and sheds light on an often-ignored era and genre of the comics industry. It explores the production and reception of the ... More


Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Maaheen Ahmed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This books engages with studies on Romanticism and on monsters in order to map out the heritage, functions, and affects of good monsters in contemporary comics and graphic novels. It shows how ... More


Visible Cities, Global Comics: Urban Images and Spatial Form

Benjamin Fraser

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825032
eISBN:
9781496825025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825032.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The story of comics is also the story of the modern city. Visible Cities, Global Comics thus makes urban contribution to an interdisciplinary phase in comics studies. Striking a balance between ... More


New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Ramzi Fawaz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The New Mutants examines how the American superhero became a cultural embodiment of the political aspirations of racial and gendered minorities in the post-WWII period. The book uncovers how the ... More


Comics Art in China

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the most comprehensive and authoritative source on this subject, this book covers almost all comics art forms in mainland China, providing the history from the nineteenth century to the present as ... More


Lalo Alcaraz: Political Cartooning in the Latino Community

Héctor D. Fernández L'Hoeste

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811370
eISBN:
9781496811417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The book proposes a critical study of the work by Latino cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, a key voice in the controversial topic of immigration. It contends that his production is significant for its ... More


Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Harriet E. H. Earle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812469
eISBN:
9781496812506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812469.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Conflict is one of the most prevalent themes in comics, film and literature; we have been writing stories of war and violence since time immemorial. Comics is no stranger to such narratives and is ... More


Sovereignty and Superheroes

Neal Curtis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book explores the concept of sovereignty through an analysis of superhero comics. Sovereignty is traditionally understood to be the legitimate monopoly on the use of force in a given territory. ... More


A Comic Aesthetic

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Golden Age of Comic Book Filmmaking saw filmmakers engaging with the language of comics with unprecedented enthusiasm, often by utilizing the control offered by digital technologies. Bullet-time, ... More


How to Adapt Comics the Marvel Way

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Moving beyond the language of comics to wider conventions, Chapter Five considered the approaches adopted by filmmakers to achieve the heightened realism of comics. Among the strategies employed to ... More


Reflections

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

These concluding remarks expand on the significance of the definition of Gothic for Girls and consider what Misty can tell us about current approaches to critical theory, gender studies and comics ... More


The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hergé, the creator of Tintin, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. His style popularized what has become known as the “clear line” in cartooning, but these ... More


Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Maaheen Ahmed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Never before have comics seemed so popular or diversified, proliferating across a broad spectrum of genres, experimenting with a variety of techniques, and gaining recognition as a rich form of art. ... More


Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Chris Bishop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book has become an essential icon of the “American Century,” an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by the recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. ... More


Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Daniel Marrone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The work of Canadian cartoonist Seth positions itself between history and memory, and in doing so gives rise to a range of ambivalent impulses, chief among them an ambivalent longing for the past. ... More


Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Marc DiPaolo (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Occupy Wall Street protests popularized the notion that “We are the 99 percent” mobilized against the political and economic interests of “the top 1%.” Some protestors wore Guy Fawkes masks in ... More


The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Neil Gaiman (1960-present) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically-decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, ... More


Gary Larson and The Far Side

Kerry D. Soper

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817280
eISBN:
9781496817327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book explores Gary Larson’s unlikely career as the creator of the groundbreaking, syndicated panel cartoon, The Far Side. To help contemporary readers understand the controversial qualities and ... More


The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself

Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O'Malley (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820570
eISBN:
9781496820617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Julie Doucet, who started publishing in the late 1980s, is a cartoonist and artist best known for her semi-auto biographical works, as depicted in her Dirty Plotte series as well as My New York ... More


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