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Masters of American Comics Free download í 5 Ï Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20thcentury 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 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 conventionsFirst 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 subseuently established. An informative artfully assembled walk through the history of American comics I was unaware of how rich the early history of newspaper funnies was and when and why they evolved into what they are today Writers like Jonathan Safran Foer and David Eggers compose lively reviews of the importance and impact of the comic artists they love

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Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20thcentury 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 formOrganized chronologically Masters of American Comics explores the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books and considers their artistic development throughout the century Presenting. Masters of American Comics is a heavy coffee table style book and its size lets the art contained within speak for itself The contents are arranged chronologically with an emphasis on 15 masters who are representative and influential with accompanying essays of varying uality of note the essay on Will Eisner by Raymond Pettibon was disappointingly inscrutable A larger essay by John Carlin chronicles the history and development of the comics medium in America so the book serves as a crash course in American comics as well as a jumping off point for further exploration

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Masters of American ComicsThe 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 1960sIncluded 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 com. This book is the catalogue of an exhibition with with Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles It does a great job of providing art work and articles by important comic book artists of everyone from Winsor McCay George Herriman Will Eisner to Chris WareA nice introduction to comics