Comics as Art Tom Spurgeon, Michael Dean ... 1–4 2006–2010 Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. ... 11–12 2008 Kim Spanish Fever (with Antonio Altarriba) 2016 Kimball Joe Mome Vol. 8–9, 22 2007–2011 Kimball Ward Graphic Story ...
Author: Tom Spurgeon
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.
Selby Kelly and Steve Thompson, Pogo Files for Pogophiles: a Retrospective on 50 Years of Walt Kelly's Classic Comic Strip (Richfield, MN: Spring Hollow Books, 1992), 22–23. 116. "Nate: Jeesus CHRIST!" Walt Kelly to Nate Aleskovsky, ...
Author: James Eric Black
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the most popular comic strips of the 1950s and the first to reference politics of the day, Walt Kelly's Pogo took on Joe McCarthy before the controversial senator was a blip on Edward R. Murrow's radar. The strip's satire was so biting, it was often relegated to newspaper editorial sections at a time when artists in other media were blacklisted for far less. Pogo was the vanguard of today's political comic strips, such as Doonesbury and Pearls Before Swine, and a precursor of the modern political parody of late night television. This comprehensive biography of Kelly reveals the life of a conflicted man and unravels the symbolism and word-play of his art for modern readers. There are 241 original Pogo comic strips illustrated and 13 other Kelly artworks (as well as illustrations by other cartoonists).