David Kunzle is and the author of numerous books and articles on topics
in popular, political, and public art. He is also one of the founding
fathers of contemporary comics scholarship, and is perhaps best known
to comics scholars and fans for his groundbreaking multivolume work
The History of the Comic Strip and his translations and introduction
for the English-language edition of Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart's
How to Read Donald Duck. His recent works include From
Criminal to Courtier: The Soldier in Netherlandish Art 1550-1670
and an updated edition of Fashion and Fetishism, a Social History
of the Corset, Tight-Lacing, and Other Forms of Body Sculpture in the
West. His current scholarship in comics concerns the work of the
pioneering 19th century comics artist Rodolphe Topffer.
(taken from the now-defunct ICAF guest page, found through http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/spielmag/)
Dr. Kunzle's faculty page: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/Arthist/faculty/kunzle.html
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