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    Cult Fiction: Art and Comics (Paperback) By (author) Paul Gravett, By (author) Emma Mahony, By (author) Kim Pace

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    DescriptionCult fiction explores the reciprocal relationship between comics and art, foregrounding links between the two genres where current social and political issues are aired in frank visual narratives.The comic artists and graphic novelists represented here are mainly from the generation of independent author-draughtsmen, whose subject matter tends to be offbeat and transgressive - and sometimes controversial. For Julie Doucet and Debbie Drechsler 'real life issues', approached in autobiographical styles, supplant moralistic tales of good and evil. The true realities of life within a war zone are sensitively charted in Joe Sacco's Palestine, while everyday characters become unlikely heroes in the stories of Daniel Clowes and R. Crumb.An essay by Paul Gravert illuminates the long-standing love affair between fine art and comics, while Hayward Curator, Emma Mahony sets the contemporary context in her introductory essay. A specially commissioned picture-essay by Kim L. Pace, together with drawn self-portraits and questionnaires by the contributing artists, make this a unique publication.

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    Cult Fiction
    Art and Comics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gravett, By (author) Emma Mahony, By (author) Kim Pace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 340 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 649 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853322600
    ISBN 10: 1853322601

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC
    DC22: 741.5
    BISAC V2.8: ART004000
    B&T Approval Code: A03405000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN001000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN6710 C85 2007
    Thema V1.0: XAK, AGA, JBCC1, DNT
    Illustrations note
    Hayward Gallery Publishing
    Imprint name
    Hayward Gallery Publishing
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Gravett is a London-based writer and curator who has worked in comics publishing and promotion for over twenty years. He is the founder of ESCAPE Magazine, and writes a monthly article on comics appearing in the UK magazine COMICS INTERNATIONAL. He has written for various periodicals including The Guardian, The Comics Journal, Comic Art, Comics International, Time Out, The Daily Telegraph and Dazed & Confused.
    Table of contents
    Foreword and acknowledgements (Ralph Rugoff, Roger Malbert) Curatorial Preface (Kim L. Pace) An Introduction to Cult Fiction (Emma Mahony) Intimate & Strange Situations (Paul Gravett) Artists' Pages List of Works Artists' Questionnaires (each artist is given 5 questions to complete)