The Comic Art of War

The Comic Art of War

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For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study--the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and women who served. The author analyzes themes of culture, hierarchy, enemies and allies, geography, sexuality, combat, and civilian relations and describes how comics function within a community. A number of artists included were known for their work with Disney, Marvel Comics, the New Yorker and Madison Avenue but many lesser known artists are recognized.Demanding Respect: The Evolution of the American Comic Book (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2009); Wolk, ... Michael A. Chaney (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), Kindle ebook; Wolk, Reading Comics. 44. Elisabeth El Rafaie, Autobiographic Comics: Life Writing in Pictures (Jackson, MS : University Press of Mississippi ... Eldad Nakar, a€œMemories of Pilots and Planes: World War II in Japanese Manga, 1957a€“1967, a€ Social Science Japan Journal 6, no.

Title:The Comic Art of War
Author: Christina M. Knopf
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-07-14

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