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Grant MorrisonCombining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Marc Singer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031366
eISBN:
9781617031373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

One of the most eclectic and distinctive writers currently working in comics, Grant Morrison (b. 1960) brings the auteurist sensibility of alternative comics and graphic novels to the popular ... More

Hand of FireThe Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Charles Hatfield

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics ... More

History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Mark McKinney (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730043
eISBN:
9781604737615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In Belgium, France, Switzerland, and other French-speaking countries, many well-known comics artists have focused their attention on historical and political events. In works ranging from comic books ... More

Insider Histories of CartooningRediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Robert C. Harvey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Many fans and insiders alike have never heard of Bill Hume, Bailin' Wire Bill, Abe Martin, AWOL Wally, the Texas History Movies, or the Weatherbird at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And many insiders ... More

Japanese AnimationEast Asian Perspectives

Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038099
eISBN:
9781621039594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines Japanese animation from the perspective of media practitioners, designers, educators, and scholars working in the East Asia Pacific. This collection not only engages a ... More

The JokerA Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker is one of the most recognizable sequential art characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on ... More

KomiksComic Art in Russia

Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Jose Alaniz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733662
eISBN:
9781604733679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book explores the problematic publication history of komiks—an art form much-maligned as “bourgeois” mass diversion before, during, and after the collapse of the USSR—with an emphasis on the ... More

Larry BrownA Writer's Life

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he ... More

Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown (1951–2004) is noted for his subjects—rural life, poverty, war, and the working class—and his spare, gritty style. His oeuvre spans several genres and includes acclaimed novels (Dirty ... More

Legend-Tripping OnlineSupernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Michael Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

On the Internet, seekers investigate anonymous manifestos that focus on the findings of brilliant scientists said to have discovered pathways into alternate realities. Gathering on web forums, ... More

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