Author(s): HEER JEET
This title features over 25 essays looking at all aspects of the comic form - from comic strips to graphic novels, and beyond. This groundbreaking volume presents nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of comic forms - such as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels."A Comics Studies Reader" covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Topffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts, romance comics, and, of course, superheroes. It also explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anticomics campaign, and portrayal of power and class in English illustrated stories and others.Introducing readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field, this will be of key interest to all students and aficionados of comics history.
Jeet Heer is both writer and editor with a number of published books and articles to his credit. Kent Worcester is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.