The Best American Comics 2009

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 8, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 352 pages
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Now in its fourth year, Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributers. Editor Charles Burnsócartoonist,†illustrator, and official cover artist of the Believeróhas culled the†best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the web to create this cutting-edge collection. Featuring the work of such luminaries as Chris Ware, KAZ, and Robert Crumb, this volume is "a genuine salute to comics" (Houston Chronicle).

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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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From memoirs to literary humor, this is a curated sampler of the most innovative and provocative graphic novel and comic work available in print and online (and it certainly added to my reading list--like the Best American series always does). Read full review

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Contents

daniel clowes Justin M Damiano from The Book of Other People
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peter bagge Artist vs Artisan from Apocalypse Nerd 17 kaz Underworld Strips from Underworld
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doug allen Hillbillys R Dumb from Hotwire
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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 a cartoonist and the author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Together they are the authors of 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. CHARLES BURNS grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, for an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to ads for Altoids. He's illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. He was also tapped as the official cover artist for The Believer magazine at its inception in 2003. His eagerly awaited graphic novel Black Hole, published in 2005, received over a dozen Harvey Awards. Burns, along with several other prominent graphic artists, collaborated on Fear(s) of the Dark, an animated French horror film now touring the US. Burns lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.

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