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The Art of Comics By Aaron Meskin

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The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels.

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The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach by Aaron Meskin

The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. * The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics * Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally * Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art * Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis * Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley

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Regardless, though, considered as a whole, The Art of Comicsis an excellent collection and one which is likely to provoke spirited debate and serve as a spur to further research within Anglo-American philosophy (and philosophy more generally) into this sadly neglected art form. I, for one, look forward to these future developments immensely. To quote one of the greats in the history of comics excelsior!. (British Journal of Aesthetics, 1 October 2013)

About Aaron Meskin


Aaron Meskin is Associate Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Centre for Aesthetics at the University of Leeds. Roy T. Cook is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, a Resident Fellow at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and an Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

Table of Contents


Editors' Acknowledgments vii List of Figures viii Notes on Contributors ix Foreword xii Warren Ellis The Art and Philosophy of Comics: An Introduction xiv Aaron Meskin and Roy T. Cook Part One: The Nature and Kinds of Comics 1 1 Redefining Comics 3 John Holbo 2 The Ontology of Comics 31 Aaron Meskin 3 Comics and Collective Authorship 47 Christy Mag Uidhir 4 Comics and Genre 68 Catharine Abell Part Two: Comics and Representation 85 5 Wordy Pictures: Theorizing the Relationship between Image and Text in Comics 87 Thomas E. Wartenberg 6 What s So Funny? Comic Content in Depiction 105 Patrick Maynard 7 The Language of Comics 125 Darren Hudson Hick Part Three: Comics and the Other Arts 145 8 Making Comics into Film 147 Henry John Pratt 9 Why Comics Are Not Films: Metacomics and Medium?]Specific Conventions 165 Roy T. Cook 10 Proust s In Search of Lost Time : The Comics Version 188 David Carrier Index 203

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CIN000097284
The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach by Aaron Meskin
Aaron Meskin
New Directions in Aesthetics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2014-02-07
256
1118799461
9781118799468
N/A
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