The Best American Comics

The Best American Comics

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If you have spent a long time resisting the status quo whether it s in art, society, or the political world what happens when that status quo at last gives way? A universe of possibility opens up. Alison Bechdel, from the Introduction Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Joe Sacco, Dash Shaw, Sabrina Jones, Chris Ware, Jillian Tamaki, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, Kevin Huizenga, and others "

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Product details

  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 182.88 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 884.5g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0547333625
  • 9780547333625
  • 259,839

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A "rich selection of excellent graphic literature in this collection of 26 stories that span the heartbreaking to the hilarious to the just plain oddball." --"USA Today" "This year's guest selector, Bechdel, opens with a terrific introduction that digs into the sense of awe felt by many underground vets on comicdom's recent hyperdevelopment... The picks are a typical mix of heavy hitters in top form (Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Smith), younger art-comics darlings (Dash Shaw, Kevin Huizenga), and a nice smattering of talented newcomers." --"Booklist"""Fun Home" creator Bechdel selects 27 pieces for this year's Best American anthology, and though a reader can trace her sensibility in some of the entries . . . it's a pleasure to see many odd, gritty selections . . . This year's Best American is a handsome anthology with more than a few welcome surprises." "--Publishers Weekly""""Another annual cornucopia of graphic narrative (and comic strips). Whether comics wer

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"If you have spent a long time resisting the status quo--whether it's in art, society, or the political world--what happens when that status quo at last gives way? A universe of possibility opens up." --Alison Bechdel, from the Introduction Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Joe Sacco, Dash Shaw, Sabrina Jones, Chris Ware, Jillian Tamaki, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, Kevin Huizenga, and others ALISON BECHDEL began drawing the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" in 1983. She is also the author of the best-selling graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic," which was named a Best Book of the Year by "Time," "Entertainment Weekly," the "New York Times," "People," "USA Today," the "Los Angeles Times," the "Village Voice," and the "San Francisco Chronicle," among others. Her second graphic memoir, "Are You My Mother?," will be out next year. JESSICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel "La Perdida" as well as two collections of stories and drawings from her series "Artbabe." MATT MADDEN is the author of "99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style." Together they are the authors of "Drawing Words & Writing Pictures."

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