The Best American Comics 2011

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Alison Bechdel, Jessica Abel, Matt Madden
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 332 pages
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"If you have spent a long time resisting the status quo--whether it's in art, society, or the political world--what happens when that status quo at last gives way?
A universe of possibility opens up."
--Alison Bechdel, from the Introduction
Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Joe Sacco, Dash Shaw, Sabrina Jones, Chris Ware, Jillian Tamaki, Jaime Hernandez, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, Kevin Huizenga, and others
ALISON BECHDEL began drawing the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" in 1983. She is also the author of the best-selling graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic," which was named a Best Book of the Year by "Time," "Entertainment Weekly," the "New York Times," "People," "USA Today," the "Los Angeles Times," the "Village Voice," and the "San Francisco Chronicle," among others. Her second graphic memoir, "Are You My Mother?," will be out next year.
JESSICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel "La Perdida" as well as two collections of stories and drawings from her series "Artbabe." MATT MADDEN is the author of "99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style." Together they are the authors of "Drawing Words & Writing Pictures."
  

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Just look at the pretty pictures. - Goodreads
Makes me want to geek out and write a research paper. - Goodreads
The illustrations are like political cartoons. - LibraryThing

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I have only a passing familiarity with today's comics. This was a nice book to have around to break up the prose, but I wouldn't call it a palette cleanser as the subject matter was often complex and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ollie - Goodreads

Fantastic! I partly blame Best American Comics for making me quit conventional superhero comics. And this is a good thing. Have you read the standard DC/Marvel fare as of late? It's the same boring ... Read full review

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Alison Bechdel  is the author of the bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly,  New York Times, People, USA Today,  Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. For twenty-five years, she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For , a visual chronicle of modern life — queer and otherwise — considered "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period." (Ms.)  Bechdel is guest editor of Best American Comics , 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney's, Entertainment Weekly,  Granta, and The New York Times Book Review.  

JESSICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida . MATT MADDEN is a cartoonist best known for his book 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style . Together, Abel and Madden are the authors of Mastering Comics and Drawing Words and Writing Pictures .

MATT MADDEN is a cartoonist and the author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Together, they are the authors of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.

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