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By Matthew J. Smith, Randy Duncan

Critical methods to Comics offers scholars a deeper knowing of the inventive and cultural value of comedian books and photo novels by way of introducing key theories and significant tools for studying comics. each one bankruptcy explains after which demonstrates a serious strategy or procedure, which scholars can then practice to interrogate and critique the meanings and different types of comedian books, picture novels, and different sequential artwork. The authors introduce quite a lot of serious views on comics, together with fandom, style, intertextuality, variation, gender, narrative, formalism, visible tradition, and masses more.

As the 1st finished creation to severe equipment for learning comics, Critical ways to Comics is the fitting textbook for quite a few classes in comics studies.

Contributors: Henry Jenkins,  David Berona, Joseph Witek, Randy Duncan, Marc Singer, Pascal Lefevre,  Andrei Molotiu, Jeff McLaughlin, Amy Kiste Nyberg, Christopher Murray, Mark Rogers, Ian Gordon, Stanford wood worker, Matthew J. Smith, Brad J. Ricca, Peter Coogan, Leonard Rifas,  Jennifer okay. Stuller, Ana Merino, Mel Gibson, Jeffrey A. Brown, Brian Swafford

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Kim Deitch, “Mysteries of an Amer­ican Dreamer,” in San Francisco Panorama, McSweeney’s (2010). Deitch, A Shroud For Waldo. Gary Groth, “ ‘It’s Gotta Be Real to Me, Somehow’: An Interview with Kim Deitch,” in The Best Amer­ican Comics Criticism, ed. Ben Schwartz (Seattle: Fantagraphics, 2010). 14 • H. Jenkins SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Beaty, Bart. Frederic Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Benson, John, David Kaskove, and Art Spiegelman. ’ ” In A Comics Studies Reader, edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester, 288–305.

Most stories with Crumb as a protagonist set up a baseline depiction of the artist so that the vari­ations from panel to panel appear as temporary embodiments of the character’s inner state or his reaction to outside stimuli.

On the next page, the panels fly off the formal ver­tical and horizontal placement into diagonal rectangles. A violent struggle ensues in a series of dynamic panels. The black man is punched in the face by a skinhead. He responds by punching his as­saulter in the face. The girlfriend is slapped in the face by one of the men. The black man is held by a second man while the skinhead pulls out a knife and cuts his throat. As the black man bleeds profusely on the ground, the three white men race away.

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