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Permanent Ink: Comic Book and Comic Strip Art as Aesthetic Object

Andrei Molotiu

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/9781496828118.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Andrei Molotiu, the Senior Lecturer in the Art History Department at Indiana University, Bloomington, explores the formal characteristics of comic art and the fragmentation caused by showing framed ... More


Remasters of American Comics: Sequential Art as New Media in the Transformative Museum Context

Damian Duffy

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/9781496828118.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2009 essay by multi-faceted University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Damian Duffy highlighting the curatorial philosophies that avoid confronting the conceptual ... More


Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Sonya Stephens

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The aim of this book is to offer a new reading of Baudelaire's Petits Poèmes en Prose that demonstrates the significance of ironic otherness for the theory and functioning of the work and for the ... More


Is Comics a Branch of Contemporary Art?

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

According to the historian Pierre Couperie, comics had been influenced by the evolution of other art forms. Jean-Christophe Menu, for his part, sees comics as having its own avant-garde movement that ... More


Hong Kong

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/9781628461589.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hong Kong has had a thriving comic book industry since the 1950s. Key to this development was interviewee Tony Wong, whose Jademan Comics became a prosperous empire dealing mainly in martial arts, ... More


Conclusion

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/9781496811745.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Dating to the nineteenth century, Chinese comic art has been involved in each stage of the country’s modern history. Cartoonists often faced backlash in the forms of government restrictions, economic ... More


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


Splashing Ink on Museum Walls: How Comic Art Is Conquering Galleries, Museums, and Public Spaces

Rob Salkowitz

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/9781496828118.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this 2018 essay, Forbes cultural journalist Rob Salkowitz explains how exhibitions contribute to the valuation of an artist’s work while recognizing exhibitions of comic art as landmarks on ... More


The Creators

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/9781604732672.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book industry lives in a universe of complex professional trajectories involving several thousand individuals ranging from artists, cartoonists, and writers to employees of publishing ... More


The Renewed Focus On Comics As Art After 1970

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/9781496828118.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This is a brief interstitial introduction by art historian Kim A. Munson describing the rediscovery of original comic art following the Pop Art movement and influential publications of the ... More


Making Comics Respectable: How maus Helped Redefine a Medium

Ian Gordon

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/9781604737929.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The last two decades have witnessed a significant transformation of comic books as far as types and content available are concerned, not to mention their critical reception. This shift can be traced ... 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


Kirby’s Narrative Art

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s works as a cartoonist in the world of comics by focusing on his narrative drawing, particularly the hallmarks and gradual distillation of his graphic style. More ... More


Masters of High and Low: Exhibitions in Dialogue

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/9781496828118.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This is a brief interstitial introduction by art historian Kim A. Munson explaining the importance of and interaction between two blockbuster exhibitions featuring comics, High and Low: Modern Art, ... 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


“A Fabric of Illusion”: The Art of C. C. Beck

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

C. C. Beck was one of the most influential artists working in comics in the U. S. in the 1940s and 1950s. As the co-creator of Captain Marvel, he and his assistants worked on one of the best-selling ... More


Introduction

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The first chapter introduces the major themes of the book, the intersection of fantasy, mass culture and modernism in the comic strips of Winsor McCay. The artist's background and early career is ... More


Foundations: Comic Art in Museums

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/9781496828118.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a short introduction to the opening section of Comic Art in Museums by art historian Kim A. Munson, and it provides an overview of the evolution and challenges in ... More


Substance and Shadow: The Art of the Cartoon

Brian Walker

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/9781496828118.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Brian Walker was a founder and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art, where he worked from 1974 to 1992, continuing afterward to curate many important shows.  Here, he brings his experienced ... More


Review/Art: Cartoon Masters—Cartoonists Finally Get Some Respect

Kenneth Baker

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/9781496828118.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This is a review written by the San Francisco Chronicle’s long-time art critic Kenneth Baker of Drawn to Excellence: Masters of Cartoon Art, the first formal exhibition of the Cartoon Art Museum, ... More


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