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THE COMICS OF HERGE: WHEN THE LINES ARE NOT SO CLEAR. Ed. by Joe Sutliff Sanders. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2016. Critical Approaches to Comics Artists. 226 pp. with 15 ills. 24 x 17 cm. LC 2016-661 ISBN 9781496807267 In English.
Publisher's description: As the creator of Tintin, Herge (1907-1983) remains one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. When Herge, born Georges Prosper Remi in Belgium, emerged from the controversy surrounding his actions after World War II, his most famous work leapt to international fame and set the standard for European comics. While his style popularized what became known as the "clear line" in cartooning, this edited volume shows how his life and art turned out much more complicated than his method. The book opens with Herge's aesthetic techniques, including analyses of his efforts to comprehend and represent absence and the rhythm of mundaneness between panels of action. Broad views of his career describe how Herge navigated changing ideas of air travel, while precise accounts of his life during Nazi occupation explain how the demands of the occupied press transformed his understanding of what a comics page could do. The next section considers a subject with which Herge was himself consumed: the fraught lines between high and low art. By reading the late masterpieces of the Tintin series, these chapters situate his artistic legacy.
Artist(s):Herge (Georges Remi)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor, Criticism/Theory — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171429
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