Cultures of Comics Work - Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels (Hardback)
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Cultures of Comics Work - Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels (Hardback)

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Hardback 308 Pages / Published: 21/12/2016
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This anthology explores tensions between the individualistic artistic ideals and the collective industrial realities of contemporary cultural production with eighteen all-new chapters presenting pioneering empirical research on the complexities and controversies of comics work.

Art Spiegelman. Alan Moore. Osamu Tezuka. Neil Gaiman. Names such as these have become synonymous with the medium of comics. Meanwhile, the large numbers of people without whose collective action no comic book would ever exist in the first place are routinely overlooked. Cultures of Comics Work unveils this hidden, global industrial labor of writers, illustrators, graphic designers, letterers, editors, printers, typesetters, publicists, publishers, distributors, translators, retailers, and countless others both directly and indirectly involved in the creative production of what is commonly thought of as the comic book. Drawing upon diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, an international and interdisciplinary cohort of cutting-edge researchers and practitioners intervenes in debates about cultural work and paves innovative directions for comics scholarship.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137554772
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 5308 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 23 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016

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