ANATOMY OF COMICS FAMOUS ORIGINALS OF NARRATIVE ART SC

ANATOMY OF COMICS FAMOUS ORIGINALS OF NARRATIVE ART SC (07 Sep Release)

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This comprehensive history of the world's best comics art includes masterpieces by cartoonists from Richard Felton Outcault in 1896 to Chris Ware today. A critical reference¸ this book is also a celebration of the characters who have accompanied readers from their first forays into reading through adolescence¸ and on into adulthood-from Tarzan to Tintin¸ Little Nemo to Betty Boop¸ the Fantastic Four to Batman¸ the Silver Surfer to Sin City¸ or the underground comics of Robert Crumb. A motley crew of characters-spandex-wrapped heroes with impossible muscles¸ hard-boiled detectives in soft hats¸ emancipated vamps¸ space-opera acrobats in chain-mail underpants¸ zombies¸ and scrawny underground freaks-span all genres of this international art form. Featuring important American and European artists¸ this broad retrospective decodes the symbolism and artistry of a richly creative form of reading pleasure.