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Description - The Beatles in Comic Strips by Enzo Gentile

A collection of some two hundred cartoons dedicated in various ways to the Beatles from all latitudes. A subtle thread links the Beatles to comic strips. And not just because the four musicians had always been fanatic readers of those comics printed on cheap paper. Genuine icons of pop culture, like Marilyn and Coca-Cola, they were fated to meet up with the most classic means of expression, with a clear popular bent, a medium with great narrative and entertainment capacities that easily grabbed the attention of teens of both sexes. The book for the first time investigates and documents the interest that cartoonists, publishers and enthusiasts have shown in their special relationship with the universe of comic strips; a rich and variegated relationship with thousands of publications, in every part of the world, and a production that continues to the present day. In some stories the Beatles are the protagonists, in others they make cameo appearances, while others feature their lyrics transformed into comic strips. Published on the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four first single (Love Me Do) at the beginning of September 2012, the book celebrates the band with a festive, fun and original product, conveying a dimension that does not age, transmitting the legend that endures through the years and changing fashions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788857208114
ISBN-10: 8857208117
Format: Paperback / softback
(280mm x 208mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Enzo Gentile

Enzo Gentile, journalist and music critic, has contributed to innumerable journals and papers, written books, and produced radio and television programs, exhibitions, and festivals devoted to the music of our time. A historian of rock, he is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Milan. Fabio Schiavo has been a professional journalist since 1990. A contributor to various publications, he has been an editor at Rolling Stone Italia since 2004. A Beatles fan, he owns one of the largest collections of comic strips featuring the Fab Four in the world.

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