Comics Studies: A Guidebook

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Rutgers University Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

CHARLES HATFIELD is the author of Alternative Comics and Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, and curator of the exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby. He has chaired the International Comic Arts Forum and the MLA Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives, and cofounded the Comics Studies Society. BART BEATY is the author, editor, and translator of more than twenty books in the field of comics studies, including Twelve-Cent Archie and Comics versus Art. He is the general editor of the Critical Survey of Graphic Novels and is the lead researcher on the What Were Comics? project.


"With Comic Studies: A Guidebook, Charles Hatfield and Bart Beaty (both top of their game) bring together a dream team of top researchers to produce a foundational collection that is going to be a cornerstone for all future research in this field. Each essay is not only encyclopedic in its synthesis of existing research but expands our knowledge of comics history and our conceptual understanding of how comics operates as an industry, as a set of social practices, as a confluence of genres, as a readership, and as an array of formal practices."--Henry Jenkins "author of Comics and Stuff "