Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed!

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Chicago Review Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 263 pages
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This informal history of the comic book chronicles, largely in their own words, the lives and careers of the artists and writers who created the most significant and memorable comic books and graphic novels. Stretching from Will Eisner, who started his work in the industry in 1936, to Marjane Satrapi, whose latest graphic novel was published last year, 11 comic book masters are discussed, including Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Dwayne McDuffie, Kyle Baker, and Ho Che Anderson. Amazing stories of how these artists and writers fell in love with the genre and built up their careers are coupled with never-before-disclosed anecdotes and previously unpublished self-portraits that will surprise even the most knowledgeable fans.

  

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User Review  - Lobo DeSade - Goodreads

I am going to do a brief review of this book, I don't normally read books like this, but I found this to be interesting, if you want to escape the cliché of comic books and find new writers or artists ... Read full review

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User Review  - K Flewelling - Goodreads

This is really a text book on some of the greatest comic book artists from the past century. I loved how the author takes us into the back story of each of the artists -- tells us about their ... Read full review

Contents

Jerry Robinson 21
21
Stan Lee 45
45
Trina Robbins 77
77
Art Spiegelman 99
99
Gilbert Hernandez 125
125
Kyle Baker 147
147
Neil Gaiman 169
169
Dwayne McDuffie 197
197
Ho Che Anderson 217
217
Marjane Satrapi 235
235
Index 253
253
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About the author (2006)

\Arie Kaplan is a screenwriter, a comedy writer, and an entertainment journalist. His work has appeared in the Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door, The Comics Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Jest, MAD magazine, MTV's Total Request Live, National Lampoon, Reform Judaism Magazine, and Teen Beat. He has written for animation studios such as EnterAktion Studios, Noodlesoup Productions, and JibJab Media.

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