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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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


“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


Comics Predecessors

Peter Coogan

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/9781617038068.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines precursors to the superhero genre in comic strips and comic books, developing a formalist argument as to why the superhero genre is particularly suited to the comics medium. The ... 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


Comics and the Novel

Michael Moon

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the convergence between comics and the American novel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It considers how novels found their way into newspapers and magazines ... More


Li’l Abner, Snuffy, and Friends: The Appalachian South in the American Comic Strip

M. Thomas Inge

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/9781617030185.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The first successful comic strip specifically set in the South was Joe Palooka, created by Alfred Gerald Caplin in 1933. Caplin, who later abbreviated his name to Al Capp, was a young artist from New ... More


Myanmar

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/9781628461589.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Myanmar’s comics history dates to the British colonial period (1912, in fact). Among the first Burmese cartoonists were Ba Gale and Ba Gyan in the 1910s-1930s. This chapter traces the history of ... More


Nepal

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/9781628461589.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Humorous cartoons and magazines are especially popular during the annual Gaijatra (Cow’s) festival, as well as comic strips, comic books, and humor magazines. Social consiciousness-raising comics ... More


Thailand

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/9781628461589.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Thai cartoons and comics exhibited unusual quirks during their century of existence, such as one of the earliest cartoons being drawn by a king, other cartoons and comics appearing in one-panel ... More


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