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The Comic Stripped and Ash Canned: A Review Essay

Albert Boime

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/9781496828118.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This 1972 essay by UCLA art history professor Albert Boime services as a review of the exhibition The Art of the Comic Strip (University of Maryland, 1971), a social art history of artists working in ... More


Luke, Snuffy, & Abner: Hillbilly Cartoon Images in Depression-Era America

Anthony Harkins

in Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the consequences of the 1934 emergence of three cartoons that would shape the graphic image of the hillbilly for decades to come: Paul Webb's Mountain Boys cartoon in Esquire ... More


Bringing Up Manga: How Editors in the 1920s and 1930s Helped Create Contemporary Japanese Comics

Eike Exner

in The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Their Publics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834645
eISBN:
9781496834690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

More than two decades after the creation of the mimetic form of comics in the USA, editors at magazines and newspapers in Japan, through the importation and translation of such comic strips, ... More


India

John A. Lent

in Asian Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Taking up a considerable portion of this chapter is interviewee Anant Pai’s Amar Chitra Katha, which he started in the 1960s when he noticed that Indian children knew very little about their ... More


Taiwan

John A. Lent

in Asian Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The chapter on Taiwan, as other chapters have, contains stories of unusual situations in the birthing and sustaining of comics−e.g., how a teacher in the 1950s, joining the anticomics bandwagon, drew ... More


Comic Connoisseurs

David Deitcher

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/9781496828118.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 1984 article by art historian David Deitcher criticizing The Comic Art Show (Whitney, 1983) and the show catalog edited by John Carlin and Sheena Wagstaff. Deitcher explains: ... More


Bumbazine, Blackness, and the Myth of the Redemptive South in Walt Kelly’s Pogo

Brian Cremins

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The swamp occupies a central place in the history of American comic strips and comic books, from the funny animals of Walt Kelly’s Pogo to the grotesque creatures of Swamp Thing. Pogo depicted the ... More


The Comic Sensibility

Jean Lee Cole

in How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826527
eISBN:
9781496826572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826527.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In How the Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis sentimentalized the urban poor, a familiar rhetorical and representational strategy used to elicit righteous outrage that would propel social reform. Others ... More


Preambling by the Milestones: Comics Acquire Their Distinctive Lineaments

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/9781628461428.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a timeline of the history of comics. “Comics” denote both comic books and newspaper comic strips. Until the mid-1960s, no one cared much about the ancient history of comic ... More


Introduction

Kerry D. Soper

in We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032844
eISBN:
9781617032851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032844.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book begins by describing how the high point of Walt Kelly’s career—the period in the early 1950s when he and his strip challenged the conservative rhetoric of the age—are well documented by ... More


Past Imperfect: “Building Stories” and the Art of Memory

Peter R. Sattler

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/9781604734423.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Cartoonists are aware of how comics can be easily forgotten, and thus have addressed “memory” as a central trope for discussing how their medium works, not only on the page but also in the minds of ... More


Comics and Figurative Narration: What Pierre Couperie Contributed

Antoine Sausverd

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/9781496828118.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter contains a new translation of the 2014 article by the French comics scholar Antoine Sausverd exploring Pierre Couperie’s role in the founding of the French intellectual comics fan ... More


“It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Elementary-Aged Girl!”: Remembering a Time in American Comics When Young Female Protagonists Ruled

Michelle Ann Abate

in Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Introduction provides necessary historical background information. It gives an overview of the book's overall aims and argument, and it also summarizes the project's methodology and ... More


Korea

John A. Lent

in Asian Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Manhwa date to at least the first decade of the twentieth century in the form of political cartoons, and like so many instances in Asia, have had its ups and downs, many of which are treated in this ... More


Sri Lanka

John A. Lent

in Asian Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Sri Lanka’s comics heyday (1970s-1980s) has all but disappeared as this chapter demonstrates. Blamed are the introduction of island-wide television and Internet services, reduced reading among ... More


On the Global and Local Representations of the Holocaust Tragedy

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins by presenting a comic strip,Non Sequitor, by Wiley. This strip of popular culture indicates that the universalization of the Holocaust is alive and well, even as the collective ... More


From Comics to Comic Books (1842–1936)

Jean-Paul Gabilliet

in Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732672
eISBN:
9781621039860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732672.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

“The Burning of Mr. John Rogers,” a Puritan-era children’s book published in 1646, is believed to be where the earliest North American cartoon appeared. However, the format was not a printed book ... More


How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895-1920

Jean Lee Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826527
eISBN:
9781496826572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the popular press of the early twentieth century, immigrant masses and the tenement districts were frequently portrayed as occasions for laughter rather than as objects of pity or problems to be ... More


“I Slant My Gags to the Lawrence Welk Gum Chewers”: Nancy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic

Michelle Ann Abate

in Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820730
eISBN:
9781496820785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter Two explores Ernie Bushmiller'sNancy.In what embodies an overlooked facet of the strip, many of its signature traits, central characters, and core qualities can be traced back to one the most ... More


The Longest-Running Comics: With an Unexpected Winner

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/9781628461428.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the longevity of comic strips. The oldest known American comic strip that is still being published, and not in reruns, is the The Katzenjammer Kids, which started on December ... More


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