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Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Jose Alaniz


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 last twenty years. Using archival research, interviews with major artists and publishers, and close readings of several works, it provides heretofore unavailable access to the country’s rich—but unknown—comics heritage. It examines the dizzying experimental comics of the late Czarist and early revolutionary era, caricature from the satirical journal Krokodil, and the postwar series Petia Ryzhik (the “ ... More

Keywords: komiks, comics, Krokodil, Petia Ryzhik, Nikolai Maslov, Russia, Internet, lubok, censorship, consumerism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604733662
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jose Alaniz, author