The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach

The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach

Editor(s): Aaron Meskin, Roy T. Cook

Published Online: 16 JUL 2012 04:16AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334647

Online ISBN: 9781444354843

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354843

Series Editor(s): Dominic McIver Lopes, Berys Gaut

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: The Nature and Kinds of Comics

  2. Part Two: Comics and Representation

  3. Part Three: Comics and the Other Arts

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