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Title The best American comics criticism / edited by Ben Schwartz.

Imprint Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  741.569 B464a 2010    ---  Available
Description 360 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction / Ben Schwartz -- Comics tragedy : is the superhero invulnerable? / Brian Doherty -- Graphic novels : can you hear the trucks? / Paul Gravett -- 9/11 comics / R. Fiore -- American boys (excerpt from Men of tomorrow) / Gerard Jones -- Excerpt from the Decision of U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson in Case No. CV-04-8400-SGL -- "Then let us commit them" (excerpt from The ten-cent plague) / David Hajdu -- High standards (excerpt from Wimbledon Green) / Seth -- The walk through the rain : Will Eisner and Frank Miller in conversation (excerpt from Eisner/Miller) -- Will Eisner and Frank Miller : the raconteurs (excerpt from Reading comics) / Douglas Wolk -- "A great bamboozler" : Howard Chaykin on Will Eisner / Bob Andelman -- "There is white and there is black and there is nothing in between" (excerpt from In search of Steve Ditko) / Alan Moore -- Spider-man sucks / Peter Bagge -- Letter of the law : Ditko's Mr. A period / Donald Phelps -- Like a prairie fire, even hotter : Harold Gray, politics, and the not-so-funny funnies / Ben Schwartz -- Drawn from life / Jeet Heer -- George Herriman : the cat in the hat / Sarah Boxer -- Thurber's art (excerpt from Introduction to Is sex necessary?) / John Updike -- John Stanley's teen trilogy / Seth -- Schulz's gifts / Jonathan Franzen -- "A Mozart of zaniness" / Daniel Clowes -- "What's this one about?" : a re-reader's guide to David Boring / Ken Parille -- A child's garden of detritus : the cartoon chronicles of Lynda Barry / Donald Phelps -- Diary of a teenage rake : an appreciation of Phoebe Gloeckner's masterpiece / Donald Phelps -- What went wrong with the Masters show / Dan Nadel -- Topffer in English / Chris Ware -- Epileptic : disorder in the house / Rick Moody -- Fun home : literary cartooning in a graphic novel / Robert C. Harvey -- Epics (Kirby's fourth world omnibus; Kirby : king of comics; Age of bronze; Y : the last man on Earth) / John Hodgman -- Was this review helpful to you? : Joe Matt's Spent / readers -- C. Spinoza's Pacho Clokey / Nate Gruenwald -- Persian miniatures : Marjane Satrapi / David Hajdu -- "It keeps ending up looking like it was drawn by me" : an interview with Chester Brown / Darrell Epp -- "I feel my zaniness is based on truth" : an interview with Will Elder / Gary Groth -- "My strategy was to create the opposite" : an interview with Yoshihiro Tatsumi / Gary Groth -- "It's gotta be real to me, somehow" : an interview with Kim Deitch / Gary Groth -- "I could related very closely to you alienation" : a conversation between Daniel Clowes and Jonathan Lethem -- New art comics panel : Sammy Harkham and Dan Nadel.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Added Author Schwartz, Ben, 1981-
Added Title Comics criticism
ISBN 9781606991480 (pbk.)
1606991485 (pbk.)

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