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Reading, Looking, Feeling: Comix after Legitimacy

Daniel Worden

in The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Founded by Robert Crumb, Zap is one of the most well-known underground comix, yet comics studies scholarship has not focused as much on underground serials like Zap as it has on single-author works ... More


Introduction: R. Crumb in Comics History

Daniel Worden (ed.)

in The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

From his work on underground comix like Zap and Weirdo from the 1960s through to the 2000s, to his cultural prominence, Robert Crumb is one of the most renowned comics artists in the medium’s ... More


Competing Masculinities in the Work of R. Crumb

Ian Blechschmidt

in The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Using critical tools drawn from visual rhetoric, gender studies, and comics studies, chapter contributor Ian Blechschmidt examines how Robert Crumb’s comics during the underground comix boom ... More


The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Daniel Worden (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum is a ground-breaking collection on the work of a pioneer of underground comix and a fixture of comics culture. Crumb’s work is widely known—he ... More


The Age of Innovation (1963–1969)

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/9781604732672.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

During a short period in the 1960s, the comic book industry underwent a creative phase the effects of which still linger in the early twenty-first century. The industry’s new commercial and cultural ... More


How Many Trees Had to Be Cut down for This Essay?: Crumb as Ironic Eco-Elegist

José Alaniz

in The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Despite a reputation for unsentimental, sardonic, sex-based satire, Robert Crumb has consistently voiced distress over the state of the natural world over the course of his career, and especially the ... More


Crumb Agonistes: The Passion of a Disenchanted Utopian Scatologist

Paul Sheehan

in The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter, Paul Sheehan argues that Crumb’s unrestrained “working-through” of bizarre, grotesque, often obscene sexual imagery and situations—supposedly a way of articulating his darkest ... More


Research and Development by Trial and Error (1969–1979)

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/9781604732672.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book industry underwent dramatic changes in the 1970s, when the large publishers failed to arrest declining sales despite saturating the market with hundreds of new titles. It was also ... More


Introduction: Drawing Conflicts

Daniel Worden

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introduction presents a brief biography of Joe Sacco and survey of his work as a comics artist. It also evaluates Sacco’s contribution to alternative comics, the New Journalism, comics ... More


The Readers

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/9781604732672.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Readership is a reflection of the legitimation of comic books not only in terms of consumption preferences relative to mass cultural media forms, but also in terms of the general public’s perception ... More


Where the Action Is: Crumb, Semiotics, L’Écriture Féminine, and Taste

Julian Lawrence

in The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833754
eISBN:
9781496833808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833754.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter, Julian Lawrence adopts an “a/r/tographical methodology” to research and create an 8-10 page comics essay that investigates the ways R. Crumb challenges scholars in an age of ... More


Conclusion

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/9781604732672.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book has shown that the cultural history of comic books in America is not limited to the history of publishers. Instead, cultural products correspond to a public that uses them in a variety of ... More


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