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Comics and the City: Urban Space in Print, Picture and Sequence

Comics and the City: Urban Space in Print, Picture and Sequence (Paperback)

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"Comics and the City" deals with possibly the most important aspect of the aesthetics and narratives of comics - urban topography and environment. This collection of essays covers a variety of international approaches from the three main comic book cultures: the U.S., Europe, and Japan. "Comics and the City" deals with possibly the most important aspect of the aesthetics and narratives of comics - urban topography and environment. This collection of essays covers a variety of international approaches from the three main comic book cultures: the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Not only is the city depicted repeatedly in comic books, but it also serves as a major structural and aesthetic influence on them. Comics emerged parallel to, and in several ways intertwined with, the development of modern urban mass societies at the turn of the 20th century. On the one hand, urban topoi, self-portrayals, forms of urban cultural memories, and variant readings of the city (strolling, advertising, architecture, detective stories, mass phenomena, street life, etc.,) are all incorporated into comics.

On the other hand, comics have unique abilities to capture urban space and city life because of their hybrid nature, consisting of words, pictures, and sequences. These formal aspects of comics are also to be found within the cityscape itself: one can see the influence of comic book aesthetics all around us today. With chapters on the very earliest comic strips, and on artists as diverse as Alan Moore, Carl Barks, Will Eisner and Jacques Tardi, "Comics and the City" is an important new collection of international scholarship that will help to define the field for many years to come.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismGraphic novels: history & criticismFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: true stories & non-fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9780826440198  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jorn Ahrens is Senior Lecturer at the Master of Arts in Euroculture at University of Gottingen and Privatdozent at the Dept. of Cultural Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin (HUB). Arno Meteling teaches cultural studies at the University of Cologne in Germany.

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