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COMICS AS ART: WE TOLD YOU SO. Tom Spurgeon. Fantagraphics Books, Inc., Seattle, 2016. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York. 500 pp. 25 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781606999332 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: In 1976, a group of young men and women coalesced around a fledgling magazine and 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. Comics As Art: We Told You So tells of Fantagraphics Books' key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana the way insiders share the saga with one another other: in anecdotal form, in the words of the people who lived it and saw it happen. Comics historian and critic Tom Spurgeon and longtime Comics Journal editor Michael Dean assemble an all-star cast of industry figures, critics, cartoonists, art objects, curios, and groundbreaking publications to bring you a detailed account of Fantagraphics' first 40 years.
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Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 171372
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