An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories, vol. 2

I Brunetti

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories, vol. 2

Comic art is a vital, highly personal art form in which change - rapid and unpredictable - is the norm. In this exciting new anthology, comic artist Ivan Brunetti focuses on very recent works by contemporary artists engaged in this world of change. These outstanding cartoonists, selected by Brunetti for their graphic sophistication and literary style, are both expanding and transforming the vocabulary of their genre.The book presents contemporary art comics produced by 75 artists, along with some classic comic strips and other related fine art and historical materials. Brunetti arranges the book to reflect the creative process itself, connecting stories and art to each other in surprising ways: nonlinear, elliptical, sometimes whimsical, even poetic. He emphasizes continuity from piece to piece, weaving themes and motifs throughout the volume. 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories, vol. 2

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Classification Fiction
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Format Hardback
Pages 400
RRP £16.99
Date of Publication November 2008
ISBN 978-0300126716
Publisher Yale University Press
 

Comic art is a vital, highly personal art form in which change - rapid and unpredictable - is the norm. In this exciting new anthology, comic artist Ivan Brunetti focuses on very recent works by contemporary artists engaged in this world of change. These outstanding cartoonists, selected by Brunetti for their graphic sophistication and literary style, are both expanding and transforming the vocabulary of their genre.The book presents contemporary art comics produced by 75 artists, along with some classic comic strips and other related fine art and historical materials. Brunetti arranges the book to reflect the creative process itself, connecting stories and art to each other in surprising ways: nonlinear, elliptical, sometimes whimsical, even poetic. He emphasizes continuity from piece to piece, weaving themes and motifs throughout the volume.

Reviews

The Independent

Tim Martin

More or less everything is here, from Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo" strips, begun in 1905, to the work of Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, Chester Hines... you name it. Each page has something new, upsetting, wonderful on it,which makes it, along with the equally gigantic vol. 1, pretty much unbeatable.

23/11/2008

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The Financial Times

Melissa McClements

Comic artist Ivan Brunetti, known for his Schizo series, has picked his favourite American comics for this enjoyable anthology. As he admits, it's a "deeply personal" selection, with a mind-boggling diversity of narratives... Many people still associate comic strips with the anthropomorphic characters of their childhood. But as this collection shows, there's much more to graphic art than talking mice and cats.

01/11/2008

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