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Michel gets a Comics Job: Cartooning, Labor, and Notions of the Alternative in the Comics of Michel Rabagliati

Paddy Johnston (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter about cult Québec cartoonist Michel Rabagliati, PaddyJohnston builds upon his previous work on alternative comics, and labor to focus on the specific case of Montreal and Québec. ... More


The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This overview of the history of Canadian comics explores not only the few Canadian cartoonists who have received study, but many who have not. Contributors look at the myriad ways that ... More


The Limits of Realism: Alternative Comics and Middlebrow Aesthetics in the Anthologies of Chris Ware

Marc Singer

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Chris Ware’s rejection of realistic figure drawing in his own comics and his promotion of memoir, autobiography, and realistic fiction in his anthologies. It traces Ware’s ... More


The Freedom of the Press: Comics, Labor, and Value in the Birmingham Arts Lab

Maggie Gray

in Critical Directions in Comics Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828996
eISBN:
9781496829047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828996.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter engages with important strands of scholarship on comics work, arguing for a critical comics studies that attends to the political economy, social relations, and material processes of ... More


Theorizing sexuality in Comics

Joe Sutliff Sanders

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines sexuality in contemporary comics and how it is represented in antagonistic historic relation to preexisting trends, such as those generated by official sanctions and the ... More


How the Graphic Novel Changed American Comics

Stephen Weiner

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the influence of the graphic novel on American comics. It looks at two factors that indirectly led to the creation of the graphic novel in the 1970s and 1980s: the introduction ... More


Gene Day: The Man Who Never Slowed Down

Jason Sacks (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter provides a biographical account of the life and work of pioneering cartoonist Gene Day, one of the earliest Canadian cartoonists to bridge the mainstream/alternative gap. The chapter ... More


Paul “Moose” Mackinnon and an Alternative Cape Breton

Ian Brodie (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

A history of off-Island governance and capital ownership has informed Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s self-definition of alterity. The counter-cultural movements of the early 1970s, which arose at the ... More


Northern Ink: Misfit Lit in Minneapolis

Diana Green

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter contains a 2017 essay by cartoonist and scholar, Diana Green, sharing her recollection of the alternative comics touring exhibit Misfit Lit: Contemporary Comic Art at the Artifex ... More


Nowadays and the Free will Zombie Apocalypse

Judith Leggatt (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter offers a close reading of Merk and Martell’s Nowadays, a locally-produced graphic novel from Thunder Bay. The graphic novel explicitly links its plot and theme to the geographical ... More


Too Much Commerce Man? shannon Wheeler and the Ironies of the “Rebel Cell”

James Lyons

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how the cultural currency of nonconformity that alternative comics profess might reap the very financial rewards they mock. It cites Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man as an ... More


Feminine latin/o American Identities on the American Alternative landscape: From the Women of love and rockets to la Perdida

Ana Merino

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the work of the Hernandez brothers and contextualizes these creators within “contemporary women’s comics” and the way different material contexts of production invoke particular ... More


Seeing Histories, Building Futurities: Multimodal Decolonization and Conciliation in Indigenous Comics from Canada

Mike Borkent (ed.)

in Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australasia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828019
eISBN:
9781496828002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828019.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Mike Borkent analyzes how Native Realities and Alternative History Comics publishing venues produce comics that present complex storyworlds of First Nation peoples and challenge representational ... More


Seth’s It’s a Good Life, if you Don’t Weaken as Anti-Nostalgia

Dominick Grace (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter challenges the general, reductive assumption that graphic novelist Seth’s work is dominated by a nostalgic impulse. Offering a close reading of It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, the ... More


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