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Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s

Simone Castaldi


Exploring an overlooked era of Italian history roiled by domestic terrorism, political assassination, and student protests, this book shines a new light on what was a dark decade, but an unexpectedly prolific and innovative period among artists of comics intended for adults. Blurring the lines between high art and popular consumption, artists of the Italian comics scene went beyond passively documenting history and began actively shaping it through the creation of fictional worlds where history, cultural data, and pop-realism interacted freely. Featuring brutal Stalinist supermen, gay space tr ... More

Keywords: Italian history, domestic terrorism, political assassination, student protests, Italian comics, high art, popular consumption, artists, fictional worlds, cultural data

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604737493
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone Castaldi, author