In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.
This is a seminal study of the evolution and development of the American comic from the 1930s to the present day. The book is divided into three sections covering the history, an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, and an account of the popularisation and legitimisation of the comic book form.
"This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world's most famous vampire, with over 700 citations of domestic and international "Dracula" films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. The book includes contributions by David J. Skal, J. Gordon Melton and Robert Eighteen-Bisang"--Provided by publisher.
Jim Blanchard's work from 1982–2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, “zine” culture, portraiture, and “girlie” art. The book gathers Blanchard’s art into a cohesive whole; one section assembles the best of Blanchard’s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters. Augmenting the posters are exclusive photographs from the shows, including shots by famed photographer Charles Peterson (Touch Me, I'm Sick).