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Multicultural Comics : From Zap to Blue Beetle - Frederick Luis Aldama

Multicultural Comics

From Zap to Blue Beetle

By: Frederick Luis Aldama (Editor), Derek Parker Royal (Foreword by)

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Published: 16th September 2010
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Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle is the first comprehensive look at comic books by and about race and ethnicity. The thirteen essays tease out for the general reader the nuances of how such multicultural comics skillfully combine visual and verbal elements to tell richly compelling stories that gravitate around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality within and outside the U.S. comic book industry. Among the explorations of mainstream and independent comic books are discussions of the work of Adrian Tomine, Grant Morrison, and Jessica Abel as well as Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's The Tomb of Dracula; Native American Anishinaabe-related comics; mixed-media forms such as Kerry James Marshall's comic-book/community performance; DJ Spooky's visual remix of classic film; the role of comics in India; and race in the early Underground Comix movement. The collection includes a "one-stop shop" for multicultural comic book resources, such as archives, websites, and scholarly books. Each of the essays shows in a systematic, clear, and precise way how multicultural comic books work in and of themselves and also how they are interconnected with a worldwide tradition of comic-book storytelling.

"...well supported by illustrations...will be helpful to readers new to the field" Emma Tinker Times Literary Supplement

Foreword; Or Reading within the Gutterp. ix
Multicultural Comics Today: A Brief Introductionp. 1
History, Concepts, and Methods
Race and Comixp. 27
"Authentic" Latinas/os and Queer Characters in Mainstream and Alternative Comicsp. 39
Native American Narratives from Early Art to Graphic Novels: How We See Stories / Ezhi-g'waabamaanaanig Aadizookaanagp. 55
Liminality and Mestiza Consciousness in Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demonsp. 73
Black Nationalism, Bunraku, and Beyond: Articulating Black Heroism through Cultural Fusion and Comicsp. 93
Birth of a Nation: Representation, Nationhood, and Graphic Revolution in the Works of D. W. Griffith, DJ Spooky, and Aaron McGruder et al.p. 105
Lost in Translation: Jessica Abel's La Perdida, the Bildungsroman, and "That 'Mexican' Feel"p. 120
Same Difference: Graphic Alterity in the Work of Gene Luen Yang, Adrian Tomine, and Derek Kirk Kimp. 132
A Multicultural Comic Book Toolbox
"It ain't John Shaft": Marvel Gets Multicultural in The Tomb of Draculap. 149
Invisible Art, Invisible Planes, Invisible Peoplep. 157
Wondrous Capers: The Graphic Novel in Indiap. 173
Chronology, Country, and Consciousness in Wilfred Santiago's In My Darkest Hourp. 189
Finding Archives/Making Archives: Observations on Conducting Multicultural Comics Researchp. 202
Works Citedp. 221
Contributor Notesp. 235
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780292722811
ISBN-10: 0292722818
Series: Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 16th September 2010
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.6