Comics Art

Paul Gravett (Author)

Product Details

Yale University Press
Publish Date
February 03, 2014
8.74 X 0.72 X 10.64 inches | 2.03 pounds
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About the Author

Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance writer and curator who has worked in comics publishing and promotion since 1981. He was the founder of Escape Magazine and director of The Cartoon Art Trust, UK. He is the author of numerous books, including Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know and Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics.


"Wide-ranging . . . [and] compelling"--J.J./i>--J.J. Charlesworth "ArtReview "
"A remarkable achievement. Intensely detailed but never intimidating, [Comics Art] approaches this bizarre, wonderful medium with complete enthusiasm and a keen, articulate critical eye. If you're looking for a primer on comics history, you won't find one better."--Alasdair Stuart, Comic Heroes (five-star review)--Alasdair Stuart "Comic Heroes "
"A gem of a book"--Rachel Papachlimitzou, Aesthetica--Rachel Papachlimitzou "Aesthetica "
"Richly illustrated and hugely informative"--Rachel Cooke, Observer--Rachel Cooke "Observer "
"There's no better guide to the undiscovered wonders out there . . . [Comics Art] is the culmination of a lifetime's reading, collecting, and thinking. There are mind-blowing images on every page turn."--Toby Litt, New Statesman--Toby Litt "New Statesman "
"Sumptuously illustrated, internationalist in outlook, and very much up to the minute"--Teddy Jamieson, Sunday Herald--Teddy Jamieson "Sunday Herald "
"Always thought-provoking and informative . . . stunningly conveyed with an incisive selection of illustrations . . . insightful, celebratory, and a powerful advocate for its subject."--Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier--Andy Oliver "Broken Frontier "
"[A] profusely illustrated analysis of the medium . . . Comics Art is valuable for its insights."--David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express / Express Milwaukee--David Luhrssen "Shepherd Express / Express Milwaukee "
"One of the most important and influential writers, curators, and thinkers about the medium . . . [Comics Art] covers a lot of ground and approaches comics in a number of very interesting ways."--Alex Dueben, Comic Book Resources--Comic Book Resources