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The State as Alternative: Conceptualizing the Historical Role of Government Comics in Canada

Mark J. McLaughlin (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/9781496815118.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores how government comics can be incorporated into historical scholarship as an alternative kind of primary source. Very few scholars have studied government comics, be it through a ... 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


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


Comic Books at War (1940–1945)

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/9781604732672.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

During World War II, the American comic book industry continued to experience growth as the number of titles proliferated. In addition, contents became increasingly diverse and recurring characters ... More


Ever More—The Apogee and the Fall (1945–1954)

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/9781604732672.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book industry reached its commercial apogee over the course of the seven years that followed the end of World War II. Although the number of releases and combined print runs was never ... More


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