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The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture

The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture
Library Shelf Location 28.DUNC
Publication Date 2009
Description Notes Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-336) and index. Contents Defining comic books as a medium History of comic books, part 1: developing a medium History of comic books, part 2: the maturation of the medium The comic book industry The comic book creators Creating the story Experiencing the story The comic book readers Comic book genres: classifying comics Comic book genres: the superhero genre Comic books and ideology Researching comic books Comics culture around the world. Summary Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression. Biography Dr. Randy Duncan is a co-founder of the Comic Arts Conference, the nation's first annual academic conference devoted solely to the study of comics. He also contributed to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Dr. Smith has taught comic-focused courses and has commented on the subject in the media.
ISBN 9780826429360
Quantity 1
Pages x, 346 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Authors Randy Duncan, Matthew J Smith
Format Paperback
Publisher Continuum, New York, London
Category Animation/Cartoons/Comics/Graphic Novels
Keywords Comics, Graphic novels
Language English

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