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741.59 C
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
449 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Contents
Foreword: one point of view / Gary Panter -- Introduction: comics for grown-ups? -- Why disaster? -- Why superheroes? -- Why sex? -- Why the suburbs? -- Why cities? -- Why punk? -- Why illness & disability? -- Why girls? -- Why war? -- Why queer? -- Coda: why fans?
Note
Text in English.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-435) and index.
Summary
"The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can't? In Comics for Grownups, comics scholar Hillary Chute reveals the history of comics, underground comics (or comix), and graphic novels, through deep thematic analysis, and fascinating portraits of the fearless men and women behind them. As Scott McCloud revealed the methods behind comics and the way they worked in his classic Understanding Comics, Chute will reveal the themes that Comics handle best, and how the form is uniquely equipped to explore them. The topics Comics for Grownups will cover include: - Why Disaster: with such major works focusing on disasters, from Art Spiegelman's work, which covers the Holocaust and 9/11 to Keiji Nakazawa's work covering Hiroshima, comics find themselves uniquely suited to convey the scale and disorientation of disaster. - Why Suburbs: through the work of Chris Ware and Charles Burns, Chute reveals the fascinating ways that Comics illustrate the quiet joys and struggles of suburban existence. - Why Punk: With an emphasis on DIY aesthetics and rebelling against what came before, the Punk movement would prove to be a fertile ground for some of the most significant modern cartoonists, creating a truly democratic art form. Chute has created an indispensable guide to comics for those new to the genre, or those who want to understand more about what lies behind their favorite works"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780062476807 (hardback)
0062476807 (hardback)
Monkey King : journey to the West / Wu Cheng'en ; translated with Wu, Cheng'en, approximately 1500-approximately 1582.
Call #
FIC WU
Descript.
xlii, 339 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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Translation of: Xi you ji
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"A Chinese Lord of the Rings and one of the all-time great fantasy novels--which Neil Gaiman has said "is in the DNA of 1.5 billion people"--now in a thrilling new one-volume translation A shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life, Monkey King is one of the most memorable superheroes in world literature. High-spirited and omni-talented, he amasses dazzling weapons and skills on his journey to immortality: a gold-hooped staff that can grow as tall as the sky and shrink to the size of a needle; the ability to travel 108,000 miles in a single somersault. A master of subterfuge, he can transform himself into whomever or whatever he chooses and turn each of his body's 84,000 hairs into an army of clones. But his penchant for mischief repeatedly gets him into trouble, and when he raids Heaven's Orchard of Immortal Peaches and gorges himself on the elixirs of the gods, the Buddha pins him beneath a mountain, freeing him only five hundred years later, for a chance to redeem himself: He is to protect the pious monk Tripitaka on his fourteen-year journey to India in search of precious Buddhist sutras that will bring enlightenment to the Chinese empire. Joined by two other fallen immortals--Pigsy, a rice-loving pig able to fly with its ears, and Sandy, a depressive man-eating river-sand monster--Monkey King undergoes eighty-one trials, doing battle with Red Boy, Princess Jade-Face, the Monstress Dowager, and all manner of dragons, ogres, wizards, and femmes fatales, navigating the perils of Fire-Cloud Cave, the River of Flowing Sand, the Water-Crystal Palace, and Casserole Mountain, and being serially captured, lacquered, sautéed, steamed, and liquefied, but always hatching an ingenious plan to get himself and his fellow pilgrims out of their latest jam. Monkey King: Journey to the West is at once a rollicking adventure, a comic satire of Chinese bureaucracy, and a spring of spiritual insight. With this new translation, the irrepressible rogue hero of one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature has the potential to vault, with his signature cloud-somersault and unerring sense for fun, into the hearts of millions of Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Note
Translated from the Chinese.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Yang, Gene Luen.
Lovell, Julia, 1975-
ISBN/ISSN
9780143107187
0143107186
9780143136309 (pbk.)
0143136305 (pbk.)
9780141393445
0141393440
Call #
FAIRY TALES E EVA
Descript.
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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"The Three Little Superpigs was originally published in Great Britain by Fourth Wall Publishing in 2016."
Summary
After their triumph over the Big Bad Wolf, the pigs fancied themselves as crime fighters, so when the Wolf escapes the residents of Fairyland call on the brothers to capture the villain--but the Wolf is planning his own revenge (and a pork dinner) so it will be up to the cleverest pig to once again rescue his brothers and save Fairyland.
Subject
Genre
Title
3 little super pigs.
Superpigs.
ISBN/ISSN
9781338245455 (hardcover)
1338245457 (hardcover)
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