The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 14, 2011 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art.

  • The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics
  • Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally
  • Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art
  • Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis
  • Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley
  

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Contents

Editors Acknowledgments
An Introduction
P r n Th N r n Kin
The Ontology of Comics
Comics and Collective Authorship
Comics and Genre
Theorizing the Relationship
Whats So Funny? Comic Content in Depiction
The Language of Comics1
Making Comics into Film
Metacomics
The Comics
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About the author (2011)

Aaron Meskin is Associate Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Centre for Aesthetics at the University of Leeds.

Roy T. Cook is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, a Resident Fellow at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and an Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

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