Outside the box : interviews with contemporary cartoonists

by Chute, Hillary L.,

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction NC1305.C48 2014
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  NC1305.C48 2014
Green Tree Public Library Adult Nonfiction 741.59 CHU
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Collection  Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  741.59 CHU
We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts.

For nearly a decade Hillary L. Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and with Outside the Box she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute's in-depth discussions with twelve of the most prominent and accomplished artists and writers in comics today reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes. Chute's subjects run the gamut of contemporary comics practice, from underground pioneers like Art Spiegelman and Lynda Barry, to the analytic work of Scott McCloud, the journalism of Joe Sacco, and the extended narratives of Alison Bechdel, Charles Burns, and more. They reflect on their experience and innovations, the influence of peers and mentors, the reception of their art and the growth of critical attention, and the crucial place of print amid the encroachment of the digital age.
Beautifully illustrated in full-color, and featuring three never-before-published interviews--including the first published conversation between Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware-- Outside the Box will be a landmark volume, a close-up account of the rise of graphic storytelling and a testament to its vibrant creativity.
Scott McCloud (2007)
Charles Burns (2008)
Lynda Barry (2008)
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (2009)
Daniel Clowes (2010)
Phoebe Gloeckner (2010)
Joe Sacco (2011)
Alison Bechdel (2006 & 2012)
Franc╠žoise Mouly (2008 & 2010)
Adrian Tomine (2012)
Art Spiegelman & Chris Ware (2008).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There comes a point when the best underground art leaves the back corners of head shops to move to art galleries and highbrow magazines, and nowhere is that more true than in the history of art comics. Chute, a professor of English at the University of Chicago, outlines this history by sharing interviews with a dozen groundbreaking contemporary cartoonists, including Daniel Clowes, Alison Bechdel, Francoise Mouly, and Joe Sacco, as well as a transcript of the first public conversation between Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware. Chute wisely lets each artist take the lead as they reflect on their influences, their process, the industry, storytelling, and the value of comics and their place in the American art and literary scenes, accompanied, of course, by reproductions of the artists' work. It's a fascinating glimpse into a medium swiftly gaining recognition since the publication of Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus in 1986 and its shift from handmade comics printed in copy shops to New Yorker covers and museum exhibitions.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cartoonists -- United States -- Interviews.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- 21st century.
Publisher Chicago ; London :2014
Language English
Description xi, 259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780226099446 (pbk. : alk. paper) :
022609944X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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