The Best American Comics 2011
Alison Bechdel, Jessica Abel, Matt Madden
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 332 pages
"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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Review: The Best American Comics 2013 (Best American Comics)User Review - Sarah - Goodreads
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
Review: The Best American Comics 2013 (Best American Comics)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