Saturday, February 11, 2006

Books by Our Friends

In this update, we're focusing on ten (10!) newly added books by folks we know. Most of these are pretty recent; a couple were overlooked in earlier updates. All, however, are highly recommended. If your bookshelves are not already graced by these tomes, well, what are you waiting for?

Beaty, Bart. Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. ISBN 157806810X (hardcover), 1578068193 (paper).

Gravett, Paul. Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life. London: Aurum, 2005. 192pp. ISBN 1845130685 (paper). New York: Collins Design, 2005. ISBN 0060824255 (paper).

Gravett, Paul. Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics. London: Lawrence King / New York: Harper Design International, 2004. 176pp. ISBN 1856693910 (paper).

Hatfield, Charles. Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. 182pp. ISBN 1578067189 (hardcover), 1578067197 (paper).

Heer, Jeet and Kent Worcester, eds. Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004. 176pp. ISBN 1578066867 (cloth), 1578066875 (paper).

Lent, John A., ed. Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humor Magazines, and Picture Books. Honolulu: University of Hawaii P, 2001. 249pp. ISBN 0824824717 (cloth).

McLaughlin, Jeff, ed. Comics as Philosophy. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. 256pp. ISBN 1578067944 (cloth).

Pilcher, Tim and Brad Brooks. The Essential Guide to World Comics. Foreword by Dave Gibbons. London: Collins & Brown, 2005. 320pp. ISBN 1843403005.

Sabin, Roger, and Teal Triggs, eds. Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics from 1976 to Now. Hove: Slab-O-Concrete, [2002]. 112pp. ISBN 1899866477 (paper).

Yoe, Craig. Modern Arf: Artists + Models: The Naked Truth. Seatle, WA: Fantagraphics, 2005. 120pp. ISBN 1560976292 (paper).

(BTW: If we've forgotten anyone, our apologies: The office is a mess. Just let us know and we'll get the info up ASAP.)



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