In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

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Yale University Press, 2007 - Art - 310 pages
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These studio visits with some of today’s most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others.
The book is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists’ works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.
Extensive interviews with: Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware

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Review: In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

Some good interviews with the various artists, and I love seeing what influenced them. The most annoying part was the introductions for each guy. The author came off as pretentious. We get it dude you have a good vocabulary. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Lapierre - Goodreads

Somehow not as good or eye-opening as it could have been. I feel like the interviewer didn't ask quite the right questions or really dig or ... something. something's missing. Read full review

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Todd Hignite is an independent scholar and curator and the founding editor of Comic Art magazine. He lives in St. Louis.

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