An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories
Edited by Ivan Brunetti
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Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories by Ivan Brunetti
Book DescriptionComic art is a vital, highly personal art form in which change-rapid and unpredictable-is the norm. In this exciting new anthology, comic artist Ivan Brunetti focuses on very recent works by contemporary artists engaged in this world of change. These outstanding cartoonists, selected by Brunetti for their graphic sophistication and literary style, are both expanding and transforming the vocabulary of their genre. The book presents contemporary art comics produced by 75 artists, along with some classic comic strips and other related fine art and historical materials. Brunetti arranges the book to reflect the creative process itself, connecting stories and art to each other in surprising ways: nonlinear, elliptical, sometimes whimsical, even poetic. He emphasizes continuity from piece to piece, weaving themes and motifs throughout the volume. As gorgeously produced as Brunetti's previous anthology of graphic fiction, this book does full justice to the creative work of Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Gary Panter, and the other prominent or emerging comic artists who are currently at work at the cutting edge of their medium.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300126716
(254mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ivan Brunetti
Aesthetics, Hardback (April 2013)
A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Paperback (September 2011)
What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory? What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr Wonka's orders?
Cartooning, Paperback (February 2011)
The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling - it is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. This book presents fifteen lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques, tools, and theory.
Ho!, Hardback (May 2009)» View all books by Ivan Brunetti
The vast majority of Brunetti's morally questionable, aesthetically confused and absolutely gut-busting gag cartoons, discreetly presented in an uninviting, funereal package of unglamorous black and white."
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Author Biography - Ivan Brunetti
Ivan Brunetti teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the University of Chicago. He has published four issues in his comic book series Schizo; two collections of cartoons, Haw! and Hee!; and numerous comics and illustrations for magazines ranging from the New Yorker to Mother Jones and the Comics Journal. He lives in Chicago.
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