Summary Book Review Chester Brown by Chester Brown:
Download or read book Chester Brown written by Chester Brown and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-09-19 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics--in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights--as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists utilizing these new methods, Chester Brown (b. 1960) quickly developed a cult following due to the undeniable quality and originality of his Yummy Fur (1983-1994). Chester Brown: Conversations collects interviews covering all facets of the cartoonist's long career and includes several pieces from now-defunct periodicals and fanzines. Brown was among a new generation of artists whose work dealt with decidedly nonmainstream subjects. By the 1980s comics were, to quote a by-now well-worn phrase, "not just for kids anymore," and subsequent censorious attacks by parents concerned about the more salacious material being published by the major publishers--subjects that routinely included adult language, realistic violence, drug use, and sexual content--began to roil the industry. Yummy Fur came of age during this storm and its often-offensive content, including dismembered, talking penises, led to controversy and censorship. With Brown's highly unconventional adaptations of the Gospels, and such comics memoirs as The Playboy (1991/1992) and I Never Liked You (1991-1994), Brown gradually moved away from the surrealistic, humor oriented strips toward autobiographical material far more restrained and elegiac in tone than his earlier strips. This work was followed by Louis Riel (1999-2003), Brown's critically acclaimed comic book biography of the controversial nineteenth-century Canadian revolutionary, and Paying for It (2011), his best-selling memoir on the life of a john.
Summary Book Review Invaders from the North by John Bell:
Download or read book Invaders from the North written by John Bell and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2006-11-11 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short-listed for the 2007 CBA Libris Awards for Book Design of the Year What do Superman, Prince Valiant, Cerebus the Aardvark, and Spawn have in common? Their creators Joe Shuster, Harold Foster, Dave Sim, and Todd McFarlane are Canadians. And while many of the cutting-edge talents of contemporary comix and graphic novels are also from Canada artists such as Chester Brown, Seth, Dave Cooper, and Julie Doucet far too few Canadians realize their country had a remarkable involvement with the "funnies" long before. Invaders from the North profiles past and present comic geniuses, sheds light on unjustly neglected chapters in Canadas pop history, and demonstrates how this nation has vaulted to the forefront of international comic art, successfully challenging the long-established boundaries between high and low culture. Generously illustrated with black-and-white and colour comic covers and panels, Invaders from the North serves up a cheeky, brash cavalcade of flamboyant and outrageous personalities and characters that graphically attest to Canadas verve and invention in the world of visual storytelling.
Author :Natalie Klein Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2014-04-10 ISBN 10 :9781107017061 Pages :534 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (76 users download)
Summary Book Review Litigating International Law Disputes by Natalie Klein:
Download or read book Litigating International Law Disputes written by Natalie Klein and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines why states resort to international adjudication or arbitration for the resolution of their disputes.
Author :Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester and North Wales Publisher : Release Date :1888 ISBN 10 :UIUC:30112100017893 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Journal of the Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester and North Wales by Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester and North Wales:
Download or read book Journal of the Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester and North Wales written by Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester and North Wales and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Graphic Subjects by Michael A. Chaney:
Download or read book Graphic Subjects written by Michael A. Chaney and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2011-03-01 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.
Summary Book Review The Truth About Comfort Cove by Tara Taylor Quinn:
Download or read book The Truth About Comfort Cove written by Tara Taylor Quinn and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The case is cold but the leads are hot… And so is the attraction between detectives Lucy Hayes and Ramsey Miller. Twenty-five years ago, there was a kidnapping in Comfort Cove, Massachusetts. Neither the child nor the kidnapper was ever found. Now there are fresh leads, including one in an Indiana town. Lucy is working that end of the case… She and Ramsey are two top-notch detectives. And two people who've learned to keep an emotional distance from others. But as they explore various confusing clues in the decades-old abduction, they grow closer. Especially when they discover what really happened in Comfort Cove. Because the truth is as shocking as it is unexpected!
Summary Book Review The House of Commons 1754-1790 by Lewis Namier:
Download or read book The House of Commons 1754-1790 written by Lewis Namier and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 1985 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No description available.
Summary Book Review Full Protection and Security in International Investment Law by Sebastián Mantilla Blanco:
Download or read book Full Protection and Security in International Investment Law written by Sebastián Mantilla Blanco and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 690 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive study of the standard of ‘full protection and security’ (FPS) in international investment law. Ever since the Germany-Pakistan BIT of 1959, almost every investment agreement has included an FPS clause. FPS claims refer to the most diverse factual settings, from terrorist attacks to measures concerning concession contracts. Still, the FPS standard has received far less scholarly attention than other obligations under international investment law. Filling that gap, this study examines the evolution of FPS from its medieval roots to the modern age, delimits the scope of FPS in customary international law, and analyzes the relationship between FPS and the concept of due diligence in the law of state responsibility. It additionally explores the interpretation and application of FPS clauses, drawing particular attention to the diverse wording used in investment treaties, the role ascribed to custom, and the interplay between FPS and other treaty-based standards. Besides delivering a detailed analysis of the FPS standard, this book also serves as a guide to the relevant sources, providing an overview of numerous legal instruments, examples of state practice, arbitral decisions, and related academic publications about the standard.
Summary Book Review History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania by George Smith:
Download or read book History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania written by George Smith and published by . This book was released on 1862 with total page 581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Graphic History by Richard Iadonisi:
Download or read book Graphic History written by Richard Iadonisi and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When it comes to recounting history, issues arise as to whose stories are told and how reliable is the telling. This collection of fourteen essays explores the unique ways in which graphic novels can aid us in addressing those issues while shedding new light on a variety of texts, including those by canonical North American and European writers Art Spiegelman (Maus, In the Shadow of No Towers), Alan Moore (From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Chester Brown (Louis Riel), and Harvey Pekar. Recognizing the global appeal of graphic novels, this collection also provides a fresh look at history seen through the eyes of canonical non-Western writers Marjane Starapi (Persepolis) and Yoshihiro Tatsumi (A Drifting Life) and the highly vexed relationship of the West and the Middle East. The array of contributors (from the fields of art, literature, history, and cultural studies) is matched by the array of theoretical perspectives and by the depth and breadth of subjects, ranging from the sixteenth century voyages of Sebastian Cabot to Jack the Ripper, from the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 to lynching in the early twentieth-century American South, and from post-war Japan to the fall of the Shah in Iran.
Summary Book Review Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] by M. Keith Booker:
Download or read book Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] written by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 1921 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
Summary Book Review Canadian Graphic by Candida Rifkind:
Download or read book Canadian Graphic written by Candida Rifkind and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2016-05-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in graphic life narrative, from confession to memoir to biography. The contributors draw on literary theory, visual studies, and cultural history to show how Canadian cartoonists have become so prominent in the international market for comic books based on real-life experiences. The essays explore the visual styles and storytelling techniques of Canadian cartoonists, as well as their shared concern with the spectacular vulnerability of the self. Canadian Graphic also considers the role of graphic life narratives in reimagining the national past, including Indigenous–settler relations, both world wars, and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution. Contributors use a range of approaches to analyze the political, aesthetic, and narrative tensions in these works between self and other, memory and history, individual and collective. An original contribution to the study of auto/biography, alternative comics, and Canadian print culture, Canadian Graphic proposes new ways of reading the intersection of comics and auto/ biography both within and across national boundaries.
Summary Book Review Comics and Sacred Texts by Assaf Gamzou:
Download or read book Comics and Sacred Texts written by Assaf Gamzou and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Ofra Amihay, Madeline Backus, Samantha Baskind, Elizabeth Rae Coody, Scott S. Elliott, Assaf Gamzou, Susan Handelman, Leah Hochman, Leonard V. Kaplan, Ken Koltun-Fromm, Shiamin Kwa, Samantha Langsdale, A. David Lewis, Karline McLain, Ranen Omer-Sherman, Joshua Plencner, and Jeffrey L. Richey Comics and Sacred Texts explores how comics and notions of the sacred interweave new modes of seeing and understanding the sacral. Comics and graphic narratives help readers see religion in the everyday and in depictions of God, in transfigured, heroic selves as much as in the lives of saints and the meters of holy languages. Coeditors Assaf Gamzou and Ken Koltun-Fromm reveal the graphic character of sacred narratives, imagining new vistas for both comics and religious texts. In both visual and linguistic forms, graphic narratives reveal representational strategies to encounter the sacred in all its ambivalence. Through close readings and critical inquiry, these essays contemplate the intersections between religion and comics in ways that critically expand our ability to think about religious landscapes, rhetorical practices, pictorial representation, and the everyday experiences of the uncanny. Organized into four sections--Seeing the Sacred in Comics; Reimagining Sacred Texts through Comics; Transfigured Comic Selves, Monsters, and the Body; and The Everyday Sacred in Comics--the essays explore comics and graphic novels ranging from Craig Thompson's Habibi and Marvel's X-Men and Captain America to graphic adaptions of religious texts such as 1 Samuel and the Gospel of Mark. Sacred Texts and Comics shows how claims to the sacred are nourished and concealed in comic narratives. Covering many religions, not only Christianity and Judaism, this rare volume contests the profane/sacred divide and establishes the import of comics and graphic narratives in disclosing the presence of the sacred in everyday human experience.