The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach

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Wiley, Feb 3, 2014 - Philosophy - 256 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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About the author (2014)

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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