Masters of American Comics (inc. Winsor McCay; Lyonel Feininger; George Herriman; E C Segar; Frank King; Chester Gould; Milton Caniff; Charles M Schulz; Will Eisner; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Robert Crumb; Art Spiegelman; Gary Panter; Chris Ware )


-----------hardcover, about 9.25 x 12.75 inches, a Near Fine copy, just a wee bit of very light rubbing, no dustjacket as issued, 283 pages, colour and b&w images throughout, a who's who of comic strips and illustrations, -----"Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20th century America. This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists—ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware—who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest impact on the development of the form. Organized chronologically, Masters of American Comics explores the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books and considers their artistic development throughout the century. Presenting a wide selection of original drawings as well as progressive proofs, vintage printed Sunday pages, and comic books themselves, the authors also look at how the art of comics was transformed by artistic innovation as well as by changes in popular taste, economics, and printing conventions. First appearing in newspaper Sunday supplements, the comic strip became immediately successful and created the largest audience of any medium of its time. The comic book first began as a way to print existing newspaper comics, then subsequently established the mass popularity of superheroes in the 1940s and 1950s before it matured as a vehicle for independent personal expression in the underground comic books and graphic novels of the 1960s. Included in the book are insightful and entertaining essays on individual artists written by major figures in the fields of comics, narrative illustration, literature, popular culture, and art history. Masters of American Comics convincingly positions the genre of comics into the history of art and is destined to become a classic text for years to come. "-----, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage,, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.

Title: Masters of American Comics (inc. Winsor McCay; Lyonel Feininger; George Herriman; E C Segar; Frank King; Chester Gould; Milton Caniff; Charles M Schulz; Will Eisner; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Robert Crumb; Art Spiegelman; Gary Panter; Chris Ware )

Author Name: Carlin, John; Stanley Crouch; Tom De Haven; Dave Eggers; Jules Feiffer; Jonathan Safran Foer; Glen David Gold; Matt Groening; Pete Hamill; J Hoberman; Karal Ann Marling; Patrick McDonnell; Francoise Mouly; Raymond Pettibone; Tobert Storr; Brian Walker

Illustrator: Winsor McCay; Lyonel Feininger; George Herriman; E C Segar; Frank King; Chester Gould; Milton Caniff; Charles M Schulz; Will Eisner; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Robert Crumb; Art Spiegelman; Gary Panter; Chris Ware et al

Categories: Humor & Comic Related,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles, CA / New Haven, CT: Hammer Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art, LA / Yale University Press, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

ISBN Number: 030011317X

ISBN Number 13: 9780300113174

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156591

Keywords: Masters of American Comics (inc. Winsor McCay; Lyonel Feininger; George Herriman; E C Segar; Frank King; Chester Gould; Milton Caniff; Charles M Schulz; Will Eisner; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Robert Crumb; Art Spiegelman; Gary Panter; Chris Ware ), Comic Strips, Newspapers, Serials