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Author Gardner, Jared

Title Projections : comics and the history of twenty-first-century storytelling / Jared Gardner
Published Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 220 pages)
Series Post 45
Post 45.
Contents 1. Fragments of Modernity, 1889-1920 -- 2. Serial Pleasures, 1907-1938 -- 3. Fan-Addicts and the Comic Book, 1938-1955 -- 4. First-Person Graphic, 1959-2010 -- 5. Archives and Collectors, 1990-2010 -- 6. Coda: Comics, Film, and the Future of Twenty-First-Century Storytelling -- Notes
Summary Annotation When Art Spiegelman'sMauswon the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, it marked a new era for comics. Comics are now taken seriously by the same academic and cultural institutions that long dismissed the form. And the visibility of comics continues to increase, with alternative cartoonists now published by major presses and more comics-based films arriving on the screen each year. Projectionsargues that the seemingly sudden visibility of comics is no accident. Beginning with the parallel development of narrative comics at the turn of the 20th century, comics have long been a form that invitesindeed requiresreaders to help shape the stories being told. Today, with the rise of interactive media, the creative techniques and the reading practices comics have been experimenting with for a century are now in universal demand. Recounting the history of comics from the nineteenth-century rise of sequential comics to the newspaper strip, through comic books and underground comix, to the graphic novel and webcomics, Gardner shows why they offer the best models for rethinking storytelling in the twenty-first century. In the process, he reminds us of some beloved characters from our past and present, including Happy Hooligan, Krazy Kat, Crypt Keeper, and Mr. Natural
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism
Motion pictures and comic books -- United States
Narration (Rhetoric)
ART -- Techniques -- Drawing.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Motion pictures and comic books
Narration (Rhetoric)
Bandes dessinées -- États-Unis -- 1870-1914 -- Histoire et critique.
Bandes dessinées -- États-Unis -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Cinéma et bandes dessinées -- États-Unis.
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011031184
ISBN 9780804781787