The Language of Comics Word and Image

The Language of Comics  Word and Image
Author : Robin Varnum
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 222
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 1604739037
ISBN 13 : 9781604739039
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Comics Word and Image Book Description:

Comics Culture

Comics   Culture
Author : Anne Magnussen
Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
Total Pages : 247
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 8772895802
ISBN 13 : 9788772895802
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comics Culture Book Description:

Comics have become important elements in the culture of the 20th century, not only has the genre been recognized as a medium and an art form in its own right; it has also inspired other means of communication from text books to interactive media. In 13 articles, Comics and Culture offers an introduction to the field of comics research written by scholars from Europe and the USA. The articles span a great variety of approaches including general discussions of the aesthetics and definition of comics, comparisons of comics with other media, analyses of specific comics and genres, and discussions of the cultural status of comics in society. One way to characterize this book is to focus on the contributors. Recognized and established research with important publications to their credit form one group: Donald Ault, Thierry Groensteen, M. Thomas Inge, Pascal Lefvre and Roger Sabin. Another group is from the new generation of researches represented by PhD students: Hans-Christian Christiansen

With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy

With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy
Author : Susan E. Kirtley
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 270
Release : 2020-02-28
ISBN 10 : 9781496826084
ISBN 13 : 1496826086
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy Book Description:

Contributions by Bart Beaty, Jenny Blenk, Ben Bolling, Peter E. Carlson, Johnathan Flowers, Antero Garcia, Dale Jacobs, Ebony Flowers Kalir, James Kelley, Susan E. Kirtley, Frederik Byrn Køhlert, John A. Lent, Leah Misemer, Johnny Parker II, Nick Sousanis, Aimee Valentine, and Benjamin J. Villarreal More and more educators are using comics in the classroom. As such, this edited volume sets out the stakes, definitions, and exemplars of recent comics pedagogy, from K-12 contexts to higher education instruction to ongoing communities of scholars working outside of the academy. Building upon interdisciplinary approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics, this book brings together diverse voices to share key theories and research on comics pedagogy. By gathering scholars, creators, and educators across various fields and in K-12 as well as university settings, editors Susan E. Kirtley, Antero Garcia, and Peter E. Carlson significantly expand scholarship. This valuable resource offers both critical pieces and engaging interviews with key comics professionals who reflect on their own teaching experience and on considerations of the benefits of creating comics in education. Included are interviews with acclaimed comics writers Lynda Barry, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and David Walker, as well as essays spanning from studying the use of superhero comics in the classroom to the ways comics can enrich and empower young readers. The inclusion of creators, scholars, and teachers leads to perspectives that make this volume unlike any other currently available. These voices echo the diverse needs of the many stakeholders invested in using comics in education today.

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1990s

American Comic Book Chronicles  The 1990s
Author : Keith Dallas
Publisher : TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9781605490847
ISBN 13 : 1605490849
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1990s Book Description:

The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million copies of an issue of the X-Men, saw its superstar creators form their own company, cloned Spider-Man, and went bankrupt. The 1990s was when Superman died, Batman had his back broken, and the runaway success of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman led to DC Comics’ Vertigo line of adult comic books. It was the decade of gimmicky covers, skimpy costumes, and mega-crossovers. But most of all, the 1990s was the decade when companies like Image, Valiant and Malibu published million-selling comic books before the industry experienced a shocking and rapid collapse. American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s is a year-by-year account of the comic book industry during the Bill Clinton years. This full-color hardcover volume documents the comic book industry’s most significant publications, most notable creators, and most impactful trends from that decade. Written by Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks.

The Comics of Chris Ware

The Comics of Chris Ware
Author : David M. Ball
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 238
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781604734423
ISBN 13 : 1604734426
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comics of Chris Ware Book Description:

The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 Guardian First Book Prize for the genre-defining Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, "Building Stories" and "Rusty Brown."

Icons of the American Comic Book

Icons of the American Comic Book
Author : Randy Duncan
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 920
Release : 2013-01
ISBN 10 : 9780313399237
ISBN 13 : 0313399239
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of the American Comic Book Book Description:

This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography

More Critical Approaches to Comics

More Critical Approaches to Comics
Author : Matthew J. Smith
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 286
Release : 2019-09-05
ISBN 10 : 9780429782756
ISBN 13 : 0429782756
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Critical Approaches to Comics Book Description:

In this comprehensive textbook, editors Matthew J. Brown, Randy Duncan, and Matthew J. Smith offer students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art. Contributors introduce a wide range of critical perspectives on comics, including disability studies, parasocial relationships, scientific humanities, queer theory, linguistics, critical geography, philosophical aesthetics, historiography, and much more. As a companion to the acclaimed Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods, this second volume features 19 fresh perspectives and serves as a stand-alone textbook in its own right. More Critical Approaches to Comics is a compelling classroom or research text for students and scholars interested in Comics Studies, Critical Theory, the Humanities, and beyond.

The Rise of the American Comics Artist

The Rise of the American Comics Artist
Author : Paul Williams
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2010-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781604737936
ISBN 13 : 160473793X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the American Comics Artist Book Description:

Contributions by David M. Ball, Ian Gordon, Andrew Loman, Andrea A. Lunsford, James Lyons, Ana Merino, Graham J. Murphy, Chris Murray, Adam Rosenblatt, Julia Round, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Stephen Weiner, and Paul Williams Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same period, underground and alternative genres began to garner critical acclaim and media attention beyond comics-specific outlets, as best represented by Art Spiegelman's Maus. Publishers began to collect, bind, and market comics as “graphic novels,” and these appeared in mainstream bookstores and in magazine reviews. The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts brings together new scholarship surveying the production, distribution, and reception of American comics from this pivotal decade to the present. The collection specifically explores the figure of the comics creator—either as writer, as artist, or as writer and artist—in contemporary US comics, using creators as focal points to evaluate changes to the industry, its aesthetics, and its critical reception. The book also includes essays on landmark creators such as Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, as well as insightful interviews with Jeff Smith (Bone), Jim Woodring (Frank) and Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics). As comics have reached new audiences, through different material and electronic forms, the public's broad perception of what comics are has changed. The Rise of the American Comics Artist surveys the ways in which the figure of the creator has been at the heart of these evolutions.

The Graphic Novel Classroom

The Graphic Novel Classroom
Author : Maureen Bakis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2014-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9781629140889
ISBN 13 : 1629140880
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Graphic Novel Classroom Book Description:

Every teacher knows that keeping adolescents interested in learning can be challenging—The Graphic Novel Classroom overcomes that challenge. In these pages, you will learn how to create your own graphic novel in order to inspire students and make them love reading. Create your own superhero to teach reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem solving! Secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis discovered this powerful pedagogy in her own search to engage her students. Amazingly successful results encouraged Bakis to provide this learning tool to other middle and high school teachers so that they might also use this foolproof method to inspire their students. Readers will learn how to incorporate graphic novels into their classrooms in order to: Teach twenty-first-century skills such as interpretation of content and form Improve students’ writing and visual comprehension Captivate both struggling and proficient students in reading Promote authentic literacy learning Develop students’ ability to create in multiple formats This all-encompassing resource includes teaching and learning models, text-specific detailed lesson units, and examples of student work. An effective, contemporary way to improve learning and inspire students to love reading, The Graphic Novel Classroom is the perfect superpower for every teacher of adolescent students!

Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics
Author : Scott McCloud
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages : 215
Release : 1994-04-27
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105009192282
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Comics Book Description:

Traces the 3,000 year history of storytelling through pictures, discussing the language and images used.