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[publication] HOOKED ON COMIX Vol. 3

Posted 21 Nov, 2012

HOOKED ON COMIX is a series of documentary films focusing on some of the most talented and visionary alternative comic artists of our time. HOOKED ON COMIX Volume 1 features interviews with Peter Bagge, Daniel Clowes, Roberta Gregory, Jamie Hernandez, and a dozen more major talents in the world of comic books. HOOKED ON COMIX Volume 2 features Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, and four other talented cartoonists.

HOOKED ON COMIX Vol. 3 featuring Dame Darcy and Tony Millionaire is now available on DVD! 20 minutes, NTSC

Available here: https://www.createspace.com/333128

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[publication] Mohawk Media PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release: Thursday 8 December 2011

'DEFINING' HULK AND WOLVERINE ARTIST UNLEASHES TOUGH GUY
BRITISH PUBLISHER TEAMS UP WITH AMERICAN ART LEGEND, HERB TRIMPE

Posted 10 Dec, 2011

Publisher Mohawk Media has today released a graphic novel featuring all-new action hero, Tough Guy.

The British team of writer Chris Bunting and artist Steve Beckett is joined by American art legend Herb Trimpe.

Writer Chris Bunting says: "The comic book world was in dire need of a true all-ages character. Enter Tough Guy. While he has to contend with a modern threat in the form of a terrorist organisation, he still has one foot in the past, when comic books were more concerned with entertaining than being edgy.

"There isn't an artist more qualified to illustrate the cover than Herb Trimpe, whose art has graced some of the most entertaining comic books. Like the eponymous character, Herb Trimpe's art pulls no punches."

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[publication] Occupy Comics: Art + Stories Inspired by Wall Street

Posted 12 Nov, 2011

Occupy Comics is a new initiative combining comic art with activism in support of the "99%".

Occupy Wall Street has inspired Occupy Comics, a movement designed to support the occupiers through the creation of comic books. The digital and print runs of Occupy Comics will be funded by donations (the project is accpting pledges now), and all of the creators and executives responsible for the comic's creation will be, in turn, donating their proceeds to the Wall Street occupiers. For more information, including details on publishing, distribution and donation, see the project's page on kickstarter.

[publication] Request for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 12 Jun, 2011

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies, edited by Frenchy Lunning
  • Comics in Wisconsin, by Paul Buhle

ImageTexT is also seeking reviewers for the following less recent titles:

  • Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s, by Bart Beaty
  • Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium, edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester

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[publication] Requests for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 28 Feb, 2011

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • Daniel Clowes: Conversations edited by Ken Parille and Isaac Cates
  • I Think I Am Philip K. Dick by Laurence A. Rickels
  • Suspended Animation: Children's Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity by Nathalie op de Beeck
  • Dante's Divine Comedy adapted by Seymour Chwast

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[publication] Requests for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 30 Sep, 2010

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • Komiks: Comic Art in Russia by José Alaniz
  • Art Spiegelman: Conversations edited by Joseph Witek
  • Daniel Clowes: Conversations edited by Ken Parille and Isaac Cates
  • Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives edited by Toni Johnson-Woods
  • Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History by Fredrik Strömberg with a Foreword by Peter Kuper
  • Caped Crusaders 101: Composition Through Comic Books, 2d ed. by Jeffrey Kahan and Stanley Stewart
  • Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic by Joel E. Vessels
  • I Think I Am Philip K. Dick by Laurence A. Rickels
  • My Life with Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

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[publication] Request for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 14 Apr, 2010

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation by Thomas Lamarre
  • Komiks: Comic Art in Russia by José Alaniz
  • Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books by Jean-Paul Gabilliet, translation by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen
  • History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels, edited by Mark McKinney
  • Comics as Philosophy, edited by Jeff McLaughlin
  • Art Spiegelman: Conversations, edited by Joseph Witek
  • Harvey Pekar: Conversations, edited by Michael G. Rhode

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[publication] Request for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 21 Feb, 2010

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
  • Mechademia 4: War/Time edited by Frenchy Lunning

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[publication] Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Posted 18 Mar, 2008
Queer Transitions cover

The SUNY Press has recently published Gema Pérez-Sánchez's Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture as part of their series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture. From the back of the book:

Gema Pérez-Sánchez argues that the process of political and cultural transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain can be read allegorically as a shift from a dictatorship that followed a self-loathing "homosexual" model to a democracy that identified as a pluralized "queer" body. Focusing on the urban cultural phenomenon of la movida, she offers a sustained analysis of high queer culture, as represented by novels, along with an examination of low queer culture, as represented by comic books and films. Pérez-Sánchez shows that urban queer culture played a defining role in the cultural and political processes that helped to move Spain from a premodern, fascist military dictatorship to a late-capitalist, parliamentary democracy.

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ImageTexT, please contact our Book Review Editor, Tof Eklund.

[publication] Reading Network Fiction

Posted 10 Mar, 2008
Reading Network Fiction

The University of Alabama Press has recently published Reading Network Fiction by David Ciccoricco. From the website:

With the recession of hypertext theory's utopianism and the varied claims of liberation and democratization it fed, it is now possible to ask, with more perspective and precision, not what digital media will mean for narrative literature, literary study, and reading itself, but what it has already meant. This is the task set by Reading Network Fiction, which resists the rush of techno-culture and indulges in that age-old pleasure of making time for a good story – except that the stories it examines are all written, paradoxically, on and for the computer screen.

Learn more at the website created for the book.

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ImageTexT, please contact our Book Review Editor, Tof Eklund.

[publication] The animate! Book: Rethinking Animation

Posted 02 Mar, 2008
the animate book

The animate! project has recently published a collection of essays: The animate! Book: Rethinking Animation. From the book description:

animate! is a groundbreaking commissioning project established by Arts Councile England and Channel 4 to support risk taking and experimental animation works for television. Exploding the traditional preconceptions of what animation is and could be, animate! exists to break down barriers and challenge expectations. The animate! book explores the vibrant discourses round the project, taking it as a jumping off point for a wide ranging exploration of the relationship between art and animation and the place of animation and its concepts in contemporary art practice.

The book also includes a DVD containing 10 films commissioned by the project. Learn more at the animate! website.

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ImageTexT, please contact our Book Review Editor, Tof Eklund.

[publication] Reading Bande Dessinée, by Ann Miller

Posted 22 Feb, 2008
Reading Bande Dessinee

Intellect books has recently published a book on French-language comic strips, Reading Bande Dessinée: Critical Approaches to French-language Comic Strip:

The increasing popularity of bande dessiné , or French-language comic strip, means that it is being established on university syllabuses worldwide. Reading Bande Dessinée provides a thorough introduction to the medium and in-depth critical analysis with focus on contemporary examples of the art form, historical context, key artists, and themes such as gender, autobiography and postcolonial culture.

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