Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present

Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present
Library Shelf Location 28.MAZU
Publication Date 2014


  • The first global history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the present day. Comics, manga, bandes dessineĢes, fumetti, tebeo, historietas, no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century. This is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. The authors are the first to write a broadly comprehensive history of this most accessible, democratic, and occasionally subversive modern popular art form, displaying an intimate familiarity with schools and styles, writers, artists, and companies across countries and generations. In showing us both post-apocalyptic dreamscapes and portraits of the everyday, this book looks at this thirty-plus year period through a very unique lens.
  • This is the first global history of comics from 1968 through to the present day, arranged chronologically and richly illustrated with prime examples of the artists, styles and movements being discussed. The authors contextualize the crucial modern period within the art forms broader history and offer a description of the more fluid, international and digital scene that is the mediums likely future. They supply examples from around the world including the US and UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand and from a range of renowned and lesser-known artists.
  • Review: A beautiful book filed with glorious reprints in color and black and white [that] leaves the reader wanting more...Mazur and Danner are studious in their research and analysis...Worth reading for historians and fans alike. "


ISBN 9780500290965
Quantity 1
Pages 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Authors Dan Mazur, Alexander Danner
Format Paperback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Animation/Cartoons/Comics/Graphic Novels
Language English

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