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As comics readers grew older during the 1970s amd 1980s, they started calling for more sophisticated stories. Writers and artists with distinctive styles were in demand. DC Comics and Marvel went looking for such mavericks and found them in the United Kingdom. Creators like Alan Moore (Watchmen, Saga of the Swamp Thing), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, Flex Mentallo) and Garth Ennis (Preacher) migrated from the anarchical British comics industry to the U.S. mainstream and shook up the status quo... Lightly illustrated in b&w.
What makes a successful comics creator? How can storytelling stay exciting and innovative? How can genres be kept vital? Writers and artists in the highly competitive U.S. comics mainstream have always had to explore these questions but they were especially pressing in the 1980s.
U.S. Mainstream Comics of the 1970s and 1980s: Defining the Mode of Practice
The British New Wave of the 1970s and 1980s
Alan Moore and the American Mode of Practice
"What is there for me to do?" -Case Studies in the Second Wave of the British Invasion
Conclusions: Imagined Readers and the Strange Afterlives of the British Invasion
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Item Code BRITCO Publisher McFarland Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781476674155 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 274pg Color Text/b&w
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