Inside the World of Comic Books

As well as essays on contemporary issues and trends associated with comic books and comic book culture, this diverse collection also features original interviews with top comic industry professionals.

Author: Jeffery Klaehn

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781551642963

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 258

View: 452

With the popularity of comic book properties at an all-time high, the time is right for a collection of essays and original interviews devoted to all things comic book. As well as essays on contemporary issues and trends associated with comic books and comic book culture, this diverse collection also features original interviews with top comic industry professionals. From visionary writers and artists, to award-winning editors and publishers, interviewees include: Joe Quesada, artist, writer, and Marvel Comics editor-in-chief; Victor Lucas, creator, producer, and co-host of the award-winning Electric Playground; Steve Englehart, acclaimed writer for Marvel Comics and DC Comics; John Romita Sr, legendary Amazing Spiderman artist and Marvel Comics art director; Steve Niles, writer of 30 Days of Night, Dark Days, and Wake the Dead; Eric Searleman, Viz Media editor; Chris Warner, Dark Horse Comics senior editor; Scott Allie, writer and Dark Horse Comics Conan editor; Norm Breyfogle, acclaimed Batman artist. Addressing the role comic books play in reflecting the mood of popular culture, essay topics include: comic book fan communities; comics in relation to cinema and video games; the issue of censorship, in particular, of horror comics; comic book content and social attitudes of the 1950s and 1960s; detective comics of the 1970s; and women collectors and the image of women in comic books, in general.

Wimbledon Green

Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world's best comic-book deal in the history of collecting.

Author: Seth

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 125

View: 357

The "greatest collector" of comic books falls under the gaze of this humorous graphic novel, which explores the world of adults who obsess over comic books.

Welcome in the World of Lolly and Joys

HOW THE BOOK WAS BORN. The idea of the book was born almost for fun. The designs grew more and more, one after the other. Gioia Silvia was a swollen river.

Author: Gioia Silvia Buracchini

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 87

View: 192

WHO IS LOLLY? Lolly is Joys' little dog, so sweet, who loves to be pampered. Lolly loves to go to the Lolly-Burger even if his true passion is the desserts, which he is fond of, especially the croissants filled with chocolate. The adventures of "Lolly and Joys" are so funny, that all children would like to experience them. HOW THE BOOK WAS BORN. The idea of the book was born almost for fun. The designs grew more and more, one after the other. Gioia Silvia was a swollen river. When we realized that we had a lot of material, we looked at each other and said together: "Let's create a book!!!". From that moment on we entered a pleasant vortex. The book was born almost alone. It was enough to make a careful selection of the tables of the drawings and something magical began to arise that, looking behind, we had not imagined. Designing the book graphically was like creating a house. We started from the foundations up to the roof. It took several months. it was hard in some moments, but we managed to fulfill this dream. The emotion of Gioia Silvia's face is unrepeatable. The whole book is her idea. She thought about every corner of the pages. From title to page number. Each graphic and illustrative element inserted is her own creative process. The harmony of colors embraces you and envelops you with great passion. The adventures of "Lolly and Joys" take you on an imaginary journey from which you no longer want to get off. Enter the world of "Lolly and Joys" and you will be fascinated! Have a good trip!!! You are welcome!!! The book consists of 88 colour pages with over 150 drawings and illustrations. Inside there are many nice and funny cartoons divided by topics like: The Week, To the Sea, To the Lolly-Burger, The Planets, On the Cluds, At Carnival, In Bakery Shop, Watching TV, At home my Friends, The Dreams and Photo-Album. On the first pages together with the identity cards of the three main characters: Lolly, Joys and Fuffy, there is the first comic strip story "The Day of Lolly, Fuffy and Paul" created and realized by illustrator and cartoonist Gioia Silvia Buracchini.

Comics

This books is marvelous. In Comics : An Illustrated History, the authors Alan and Laurel Clark, explain the past, the present and the future of comics.

Author: Alan Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781872532554

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

View: 835

This books is marvelous. In Comics : An Illustrated History, the authors Alan and Laurel Clark, explain the past, the present and the future of comics. It contains: More then 250 photos, it covers all the countries with own comics produce, the history of comics in all its kind, Wonderful rare pictures from Alan and Laurel's collection. There are four parts in the book: English Comics, American Comics, European Comics and Comics in the World. It's a must for any comic's fan.

500 Great Comic Book Action Heroes

Trying to undo the spell of the evil Dally Rumpe, Beatrice travels to a seaside resort, where she meets her father's great-uncle and cousins and learns about their connection to the evil sorcerer.

Author: Mike Conroy

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764125812

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 750

Trying to undo the spell of the evil Dally Rumpe, Beatrice travels to a seaside resort, where she meets her father's great-uncle and cousins and learns about their connection to the evil sorcerer.

The World Encyclopedia of Comics

Details every major comic/comic strip, the people who worked on them, descriptions of plots, themes, characters, their place in the history of comics, and much more.

Author: Maurice Horn

Publisher: Chelsea House Publications

ISBN:

Category: Cartoonists

Page: 1061

View: 250

Details every major comic/comic strip, the people who worked on them, descriptions of plots, themes, characters, their place in the history of comics, and much more.

Native Americans in Comic Books

"This work addresses a range of portrayals of the Native American people, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, ...

Author: Michael A. Sheyahshe

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 393

"This work addresses a range of portrayals of the Native American people, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, examining how and why Native Americans have been marginalized and misrepresented in comics"--Provided by publisher.

The Comic Book

A lavishly illustrated guide for collectors and fans provides a thorough look inside the world of comics from Marvel to DC, describing its many characters and creators, and relating its unique and cultural history.

Author: Paul Sassienie

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN:

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 336

View: 608

A lavishly illustrated guide for collectors and fans provides a thorough look inside the world of comics from Marvel to DC, describing its many characters and creators, and relating its unique and cultural history.

The Comic Book in America

Traces the development of the comic book, looks at publishers and genres, and discusses industry trends

Author: Mike Benton

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN:

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 207

View: 220

Traces the development of the comic book, looks at publishers and genres, and discusses industry trends

Holy Sh t

You won't believe your eyes... ...when you peek inside Holy Sh*t! at some of the wildest, most depraved stories ever told.

Author: Paul Gravett

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780312533953

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 731

You won't believe your eyes... ...when you peek inside Holy Sh*t! at some of the wildest, most depraved stories ever told. These outrageous comics are guaranteed to offend and amuse! Some of the rare treasures you will encounter are Presidents who become muscle-bound superheroes, cavemen who fight giant tabby cats, and a peasant-girl who fervently worships the swastika. But . . . are you ready for Russia's busty bombshell Octobriana? What about getting your groove on with Mod Love? How about scaring your kid sister with the flesh-eating animals in The Barn of Fear? And if you can stomach these, you might want to try Amputee Love, Fatman the Human Flying Saucer, Tales of the Leather Nun, and many, many more.

Viminy Crowe s Comic Book

Author: Marthe Jocelyn

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770494790

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 317

View: 463

When Wylder Wallace spills his lunch on Addy Crowe at ComicFest then discovers that her uncle is a steampunk comic artist, Wylder embarks on a series of adventures with Addy involving the loss of her pet rat and the unfolding of a comic book story.

Comic Book Movies

This book looks at 20 key titles in detail, covering every stage of the journey from comic book panel to feature film frame. "Hughes knows his subject inside out . . . makes you want to rush out and revisit each of these movies right away.

Author: David Hughes

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753512630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 359

View: 880

Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects. This book looks at 20 key titles in detail, covering every stage of the journey from comic book panel to feature film frame.

Comic Books and Strips

Author: Randall William Scott

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 560

This bibliography collects, organizes, and annotates the most important information sources in the comics area: books, periodicals, and library collections.

Wolverine

Presents a chiefly illustrated a look at Wolverine's history, a summation of Logan's rather extensive past, and his alternate futures.

Author: Matthew K. Manning

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756645472

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

View: 692

Presents a chiefly illustrated a look at Wolverine's history, a summation of Logan's rather extensive past, and his alternate futures.

In the Kitchen with Alain Passard

Presents a graphic account of chef Alain Passard's French kitchen, who shocked the culinary world by removing meat from his acclaimed restaurant's menu, and includes insights into his creative process and recipes adapted for the home ...

Author: Christophe Blain

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 109

Presents a graphic account of chef Alain Passard's French kitchen, who shocked the culinary world by removing meat from his acclaimed restaurant's menu, and includes insights into his creative process and recipes adapted for the home kitchen.

World Orders

Author: Bhashkar Padmanabhan Menon

Publisher: Calcutta : Writers Workshop ; Thompson, Conn. : sole agents in U.S., Inter Culture Associates

ISBN:

Category: World history

Page: 32

View: 561


Inside the World of Gerry Anderson

This is the perfect book for Gerry Anderson collectors, fans of his shows and comic fans alike.

Author: Gerry Anderson

Publisher: Egmont Books

ISBN: 9781405272650

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 737

Get ready to see inside the secret world of Gerry Anderson's 21st century vehicles, machinery and settings. This complete definitive collection of Graham Bleathman's cutaways includes detailed images from Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90, plus less well known craft and locations seen only in the comic strips. The perfect book for Gerry Anderson collectors, fans of his shows and comic fans alike.

Wonder Woman

A brightly illustrated retrospective of the sixty-year career of the popular female superhero describes the life and times of Wonder Woman and her battles against evil, complemented by an array of archival comic book art, memorabilia, and ...

Author: Les Daniels

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811842334

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 615

A brightly illustrated retrospective of the sixty-year career of the popular female superhero describes the life and times of Wonder Woman and her battles against evil, complemented by an array of archival comic book art, memorabilia, and photographs. Reprint.

Looking for a Face Like Mine

This book represents a collection of the author's essays, articles, and interviews that explore the historical portrayal of people of color in the world of comics.

Author: William H. Foster

Publisher: Fine Tooth PressLlc

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 81

View: 877

This book represents a collection of the author's essays, articles, and interviews that explore the historical portrayal of people of color in the world of comics.

Hemingway in Comics

Hemingway in Comics provides a unique lens for considering one of our most influential authors. Not only for the dedicated Hemingway fan, this book will appeal to all those with an appreciation for comics, pop culture, and the absurd.

Author: Robert K. Elder

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9781606354001

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 272

Ernest Hemingway casts a long shadow in literature--reaching beyond his status as a giant of 20th-century fiction and a Nobel Prize winner--extending even into comic books. Appearing variously with Superman, Mickey Mouse, Captain Marvel, and Cerebus, he has even battled fascists alongside Wolverine in Spain and teamed up with Shade to battle adversaries in the Area of Madness. Robert K. Elder's research into Hemingway's comic presence demonstrates the truly international reach of Hemingway as a pop culture icon. In more than 120 appearances across multiple languages, Hemingway is often portrayed as the hypermasculine legend: bearded, boozed up, and ready to throw a punch. But just as often, comic book writers see past the bravado to the sensitive artist looking for validation. Hemingway's role in these comics ranges from the divine to the ridiculous, as his image is recorded, distorted, lampooned, and whittled down to its essential parts. As Elder notes, comic book creators and Hemingway share a natural kinship. The comic book page demands an economy of words, much like Hemingway's less-is-more "iceberg theory," only in graphic form. In addition, he turned out to be the perfect avatar for comic book artists wanting to tell history-rich stories, as he experienced beautiful places during the most chaotic times: Paris in the 1920s, Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Cuba on the brink of revolution, France during World War I and during World War II just after the Allies landed in Normandy. Hemingway in Comics provides a unique lens for considering one of our most influential authors. Not only for the dedicated Hemingway fan, this book will appeal to all those with an appreciation for comics, pop culture, and the absurd.