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fell in love with the genre and built up their careers are coupled with never-before-disclosed anecdotes and previously unpublished self-portraits that will surprise even the most knowledgeable fans.

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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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