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Pioneers: Comic Art Exhibitions, 1930–1967

Kim A. Munson (ed.)

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/9781496828118.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this interstitial introduction, art historian Kim A. Munson establishes a chronology of museum exhibitions of original comic art between 1930 and 1967, summarizing the importance of historical ... More


The Great Comic Book Heroes

Jules Feffer

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents an excerpt from Jules Feiffer’s pioneering study The Great Comic Book Heroes (1965), which offers a fledgling cartoonist’s account of the early days of the comic book industry. ... More


Cartooning Nigerian Anticolonial Nationalism

Tejumola Olaniyan

in Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229488
eISBN:
9780520927292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229488.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the cartooning of anticolonial nationalism in Nigeria. It focuses on the works of Akinola Lasekan, Nigeria's pioneer political cartoonist. It suggests that Lasekan's ideology ... More


Our Heroes: African American Artists and Images in the American Comic Book

Dwayne McDuffie

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/9781496828118.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter contains a 1992 exhibition catalog essay for Black Ink: African American Cartoonist Showcase at the Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco), written by the late comics and television writer ... More


Cartoons as Wartime Weapons, 1930s–1949

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

in Comics Art in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

As war clouds gathered in the 1930s, Chinese cartoonists became propagandists against the Japanese invaders. Some went to the Communist base in Yan’an to join Mao Zedong, others drew as soldiers with ... More


Reform, Modernization, Market Economy, and Cartooning

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

in Comics Art in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The deaths of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai in 1976 and subsequent arrests of the “Gang of Four” for their perpetuation of the Cultural Revolution paved the way for cultural reform, including in the ... More


‘Really wants to direct’: formative years

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with the discussion about Mike Leigh's parents and explains how he inculcated a desire to direct films. As a child, Leigh was a keen cinemagoer, experiencing a traditional diet of ... More


Lalo Alcaraz in the Context of Latino Comics

Héctor D. Fernández L'Hoeste

in Lalo Alcaraz: Political Cartooning in the Latino Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811370
eISBN:
9781496811417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811370.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The second chapter situates Alcaraz’s work in the context of the US comics industry. Initially, the chapter contends that the cartoonist’s work is befitting for analysis because of the way it ... More


A Q&A with Lalo Alcaraz

Héctor D. Fernández L'Hoeste

in Lalo Alcaraz: Political Cartooning in the Latino Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811370
eISBN:
9781496811417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811370.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The final chapter includes a brief interview with Alcaraz, hoping to offer a more nuanced approach to the cartoonist’s personality. In it, the cartoonist’s humor and irreverence come across clearly, ... More


Bringing Change Through Laughter: Cartooning in Kenya

Patrick Gathara and Mary Kabura Wanjau

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Popular culture can both entertain and contribute to social change. Cartoons and comics constitute a pop-cultural tool of visual communication that is gaining in popularity and use. The modern daily ... More


Exploiting Tradition: Religious Iconography in Cartoons of the Polish Yiddish Press

Edward Portnoy

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores religious iconography in cartoons of the Polish Yiddish press. Alongside the mainstream press, a Jewish satirical press began to flourish in the Yiddish language in both eastern ... More


The Evolution of Comics Art Exhibitions in the United States, 1930–1951

Kim A. Munson

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/9781496828118.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This 2018 essay by art historian Kim A. Munson shares the details of her research on exhibits of original comic art in U.S. museums and galleries from 1930-1954.  This chapter discusses several shows ... More


An Uneasy Accord: LA Museums Open Their Walls to Comics as True Works of Art

Scott Timberg

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/9781496828118.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter contains an in-depth exploration of the issues surrounding comics and museums written by cultural journalist Scott Timberg for the Los Angeles Times in 2005 during the opening of ... More


Here Are the Great Women Comic Artists of the United States

Trina Robbins

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/9781496828118.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2008 article briefly describing popular women cartoonists by feminist herstorian, author, and curator Trina Robbins. This article was the text of her presentations on women ... More


Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Robert C. Harvey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Many fans and insiders alike have never heard of Bill Hume, Bailin' Wire Bill, Abe Martin, AWOL Wally, the Texas History Movies, or the Weatherbird at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And many insiders ... More


Chinese cartoons and humour: The views of first- and second-generation cartoonists

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Foreigners have difficulties in understanding, or gleaning the humour from Chinese manhua because the meanings of the works are rooted in history, culture and the society. The older generations of ... More


Introduction

Kerry D. Soper

in Gary Larson and The Far Side

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817280
eISBN:
9781496817327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817280.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter the author introduces the cultural climate and media landscape in which The Far Side first appeared and thrived. Reestablishing that historical context helps to explain why Larson’s ... More


Liberal Satire's Last Laughs

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1964 campaign season would prove to be postwar liberal satire's Indian summer. Throughout the early 1960s, liberal satirists of all stripes had assailed the prominence of aggressive cold warriors ... More


Why Call Them “Comics”?: An Impotent Act of Philosophical Rigor

Robert C. Harvey

in Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the etymology of the terms cartoon and cartoonist. Cartoon comes from the Italian cartone, meaning “card.” Italian tapestry designers and fresco painters drew their designs on ... More


Withdrawing the Color Line: The First Famous African American Cartoonist

Robert C. Harvey

in Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter talks about Elmer Campbell or “E. Simms Campbell,” a “fantastically talented colored kid” who became an Esquire cartoonist par excellence. Beginning with three cartoons in the very first ... More


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