Comics/Comic Books

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Draw and you'll go to jail': the fight to save comics from the censor
Barnett, David
Article
2016
From worried parents to policemen with built-in 'Satan detectors', underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speec...
Great moments in satire: a love note to the haters
Conatz, Juan
Article
2014
An article by Hugh Goldring about Great Moments in Leftism, a comic strip that highlights the often absurd nature of the radical left.
A History of Underground Comics
Estren, Mark James
Book
1986
Examples of the work of the underground cartoonists of the 1960s, with accompanying text that sets the historical context and analyzes the works and their times.
Mad Marx: The Class Warrior
Photo/Image/Poster
2017
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
Superheroes for the Empire
Estébanez, Lorenzo
Article
2014
Estébanez examines the parallels between pop culture superhero fiction and contemporary politics as writers are inspired to make implicit statements about current ideologies.

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
World Comics
Almost any issue, idea or fact can be expressed in a comic. This kind of visual storytelling is flexible, attention-grabbing and relatively inexpensive. World Comics promotes the use of local comics a...

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The Tate Gallery
Tate is the United Kingdom's national museum of British and Modern Art, and is a network of four art galleries in England: Tate Britain (opened in 1897 and renamed in 2000), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993) and Tate Mode...

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Doonesbury
Wikipedia article
Doonesbury is a comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau that chronicles the adventures and lives of an array of characters of various ages, professions, and backgrounds. The title character, ...
The Encyclopedia of American Comics
From 1897 to the Present
Goulart, Ron (Ed.)
1990
A reference work of over a 1000 entries devoted to the phenomenon of the American comic, covering almost a century of comic production from the introduction of the genre in 1897 to the latest (1990) s...
Existential Comics
A philosophy comic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also jokes.
A History of the Comic Strip
Couperie, Pierre; Horn, Maurice
1968
A book prepared in conjunction with the first international exhibition of comic art held at the Louvre in Paris. Illustrated with all the memorable and noteworthy types and trends of comic art, it tel...
International Book of Comics
Gifford, Denis
1984
First appearing in 1984, the book takes a nostalgic look at comics from the early and latter day British strips and comic books, right through to Continental European publications, and North American ...
World Comics
Almost any issue, idea or fact can be expressed in a comic. This kind of visual storytelling is flexible, attention-grabbing and relatively inexpensive. World Comics promotes the use of local comics a...