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  • Published: Sep 22, 2015
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A comprehensive introduction to the comic artsFrom the introduction by Paul LevitzIf ever there was a medium characterized by its unexamined self-expression, its comics. For decades after the mediums birth, it was free of organized critical...

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Some brief overview of this book

A comprehensive introduction to the comic arts

From the introduction by Paul Levitz

If ever there was a medium characterized by its unexamined self-expression, its comics. For decades after the mediums birth, it was free of organized critical analysis, its creators generally disinclined to self-analysis or formal documentation. The average reader didnt know who created the comics, how or why . . . and except for a uniquely destructive period during Americas witch-hunting of the 1950s, didnt seem to care. As the medium has matured, however, and the creativity of comics began to touch the mainstream of popular culture in many ways, curiosity followed, leading to journalism and eventually, scholarship, and so here we are.

The Power of Comics is the first introductory textbook for comic art studies courses. Lending a broader understanding of the medium and its communication potential, it provides students with a coherent and comprehensive explanation of comic books and graphic novels, including coverage of their history and their communication techniques, research into their meanings and effects and an overview of industry practices and fan culture.

Co-authors randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith draw on their own years of experience teaching comics studies courses and the scholarly literature across several disciplines to create a text with the following features:

• Discussion questions for each chapter

• Activities to engage readers

• Recommended reading suggestions

• Over 150 illustrations

• Bibliography

• Glossary

The Power of Comics deals exclusively with comic books and graphic novels. One reason for this focus is that no one text can hope to do justice to both strips and books; there is simply too much to cover. Preference is given to comic books because in their longer form, the graphic novel, they have the greatest potential for depth and complexity of expression. As comic strips shrink in size and become more inane in content, comic books are becoming a serious art form.

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Dr. Randy Duncan is a co-founder the Comic Arts Conference, the nations first annual academic conference devoted solely to the study of comics. He also wrote the entries on Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner and other comics-related topics for the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.

Dr. Matthew J. Smith is associate professor and chair of Communication at Wittenberg University where he regularly teaches comics arts courses. In 2009, Wittenbergs Alumni Association recognized him wi50s, didnt seem to care. As the medium has matured, however, and the creativity of comics began to touch the mainstream of popular culture in many ways, curiosity followed, leading to journalism and eventually, scholarship, and so here we are.

The Power of Comics is the first introductory textbook for comic art studies courses. Lending a broader understanding of the medium and its communication potential, it provides students with a coherent and comprehensive explanation of comic books and graphic novels, including coverage of their history and their communication techniques, research into their meanings and effects and an overview of industry practices and fan culture.

Co-authors randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith draw on their own years of experience teaching comics studies courses and the scholarly literature across several disciplines to create a text with the following features:

• Discussion questions for each chapter

• Activities to engage readers

• Recommended reading suggestions

• Over 150 illustrations

• Bibliography

• Glossary

The Power of Comics deals exclusively with comic books and graphic novels. One reason for this focus is that no one text can hope to do justice to both strips and books; there is simply too much to cover. Preference is given to comic books because in their longer form, the graphic novel, they have the greatest potential for depth and complexity of expression. As comic strips shrink in size and become more inane in content, comic books are becoming a serious art form.

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