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    Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK (Paperback) By (author) Paul Gravett, By (author) John Harris Dunning

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    DescriptionIt may come as a surprise that comics offer much more than meets the eye. Of course we all have happy memories of favourite childhood reading (Beano, Dandy, Eagle, Mad, Viz - the list is endless). But how aware are we that there is something inherently anarchic about comics? A huge variety have been produced over the centuries by British creators. It is a strong tradition that continues today. Some of the biggest names in comics - Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum) - are featured in this visually stimulating book (which accompanies a major exhibition at the British Library). But there are many, many more. And it is the diversity of content and form, as well as comics' ongoing relevance, which is a main focus. The seditious aspects of the comics tradition - adult, underground and 'alternative' material - is highlighted, alongside the superheroes who still dominate the scene. There is anarchy everywhere that you look!

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    Comics Unmasked
    Art and Anarchy in the UK
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gravett, By (author) John Harris Dunning
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 245 mm
    Height: 288 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712357357
    ISBN 10: 0712357351

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGC, AKLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    LC classification: PN
    Libri: I-GV
    DC22: 741.569
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    BISAC V2.8: CGN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1DBK
    BISAC region code:
    DC23: 741.5942
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: AGC, AKLC
    Illustrations note
    150 colour illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Gravett has written many books on comics, the most recent ones being Comics Art (2013) and 1001 Comics You must Read Before You Die 2011 and 2014). John Dunning is author of the acclaimed graphic novel Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers (2009).