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Closeout Price! By Paul Gravett. Richly illustrated with many images taken from original artwork and rare artifacts, Comics Art gives a fascinating, accessible guide to some of the special properties of sequential art, such as panels, page layouts, speech balloons and wordless "narration". It addresses concerns about how comics perpetuate stereotypes and support the status quo, while assessing their growing significance, notably through autobiography and reportage, as vehicles for provocative voices often silenced in other media.

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Richly illustrated with many images taken from original artwork and rare artifacts, Comics Art is a scholarly and yet fascinating and accessible guide to some of the special properties of sequential art, such as panels, page layouts, speech balloons and wordless "narration". It addresses concerns about how comics perpetuate stereotypes and support the status quo, while assessing their growing significance, notably through autobiography and reportage, as vehicles for provocative voices often silenced in other media.

Comics Art also explores the diversity of styles, media and approaches now possible in the medium and exciting developments in digital comics and in comics conceived for galleries and installations.

Includes work by Shaun Tan, Dave McKean, Lynd Barry, Seth, Jules Feiffer, Scott McCloud, Joe Matt, Art Spiegelman, Lynd Ward, H.M. Bateman and Ralph Steadman, among many others.

Hailed by the Times of London as "the greatest historian of the comics and graphic novel form in this country," Paul Gravett has been the director of Comica, London's premier international comics festival since 2003. He is the author of several books, including Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics and Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life. He is the editor and co-author of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die (2011).

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Item Code COMART
Publisher Tate Publishing
Publish Date 2013
ISBN 9781849760560
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 144pg
Color Text/Partial Color
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