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Comics History & Culture
Fantagraphics Books's commitment to the comics as an art form extends beyond publishing the world's greatest cartoonists — we also publish some of the finest books of comics scholarship available. These works of history, criticism, and analysis cover a range of topics from the forgotten to the famous, from the nice to the notorious, from the Golden Age to the Underground to the cutting edge. Written by the pre-eminent experts in the field (John Benson, R.C. Harvey, Bob Levin, Fredrik Strömberg, and more), these books all belong in any serious comics lover's library.
And of course, for the best source of comics journalism for over 30 years, don't forget The Comics Journal.
S. Clay Wilson; ed. by Patrick Rosenkranz The first part of the definitive biography and retrospective of the most audacious, taboo busting, and eyeball blistering of the legendary underground cartoonists, who lived his dreams and his nightmares. Product Details...
Trina Robbins The ultimate, revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists by the preeminent historian of the subject, from the first pioneers to the current generation, full of startling new discoveries and colorful illustrations. Product Details...
Patrick Rosenkranz Through in-depth interviews, decades of meticulously documented research, and other materials, this comprehensive and copiously illustrated book offers an intimate look at a phenomenon that changed comics forever. Product Details...
Patrick Rosenkranz This definitive chronicle is the only major historical work about the most influential artistic movement in America since the Beat Generation. Now in a newly designed, expanded and revised softcover edition. Product Details...
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Bill Schelly Celebrate the legendary creator whose career spans the history of comics with a comprehensive biography and a deluxe, full-color coffee table book with beautifully reproduced artwork from every phase of his career. Product Details...
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Patrick Rosenkranz The whole truth about the life and work of Canada's most revolutionary Underground Comix artist. This unique collection of art documents a lifetime of work by one of the most talented artists of his generation. Product Details...
The most copious, diverse, and lavish compilation of original comic art ever published, featuring work by a pantheon of cartooning masters, offering beauty, unique insight into the art form and a different way of perceiving the artists' work. Product Details...
Collecting four long out-of-print interviews in an oversized artbook format. An absorbing oral history of comics in the latter half of the 20th century, from an artist who single-handedly shaped it to a great extent. Heavily illustrated. Product Details...
This volume gathers together the epic, exhaustive Journal interviews with four of the sharpest social commentators of our times: Ralph Steadman, Jules Feiffer, Edward Sorel, and David Levine. With a full-color gallery of rarely seen work. Product Details...
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A collection of in-depth Journal interviews with writers who led the ascendancy of writer-driven mainstream comic books: Chris Claremont, Steve Gerber, Len Wein, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, Denny O'Neil, and Alan Moore. Product Details...
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