An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories Ivan Brunetti
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- Publication date:
- 26 Sep 2006
- 392 pages: 259 x 197 x 41mm
- 385 colour images and black & white illustrations
Comic artist Ivan Brunetti, the creator of Schizo, offers a best-of anthology of contemporary art comics, along with some classic comic strips and other historical material that have retained a 'modern' sensibility. As with Chris Ware's selections for his best-selling McSweeney's anthology, Brunetti's choices make for a highly personal book ('my criteria were simple: these are comics that I savor and often revisit') that serves as a broad historical overview of the medium and a round-up of some of today's best and most interesting North American comic artists. Included here are works from such well-known artists as Robert Crumb, Kim Deitch, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Ben Katchor, Charles Burns, Gary Panter, Seth, Phoebe Gloeckner, Daniel Clowes, Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, Jamie and Gilbert Hernandez as well as many other pioneers whose names may be less familiar. Brunetti offers selections from the works of more than seventy-five avantgarde comic artists. His selections are arranged by genre, and grouped thematically. Luxuriously produced, and printed in four-colour throughout, the book is a must-have for collectors, aficionados, readers of comics, and those generally interested in cutting-edge art and literature.
Ivan Brunetti is the creator of the comic Schizo, published by Fantagraphics, of which four issues have appeared. In 2005, he curated The Cartoonist's Eye, an exhibit of 75 artists' work, for the A+D Gallery of Columbia College Chicago.
'...Brunetti (himself an established comic artist) has clearly had a field day putting this little lot together and his excellent critical eye as editor means that among the 75 artists included there are the big names - Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Charles Burns, Chris Ware, Seth - and plenty of lesser known artists who are still out of mainstream consciousness...Brunetti's book is a highly personal selection of work but any potential reader can be assured they're in very good hands.' - Creative Review, 1st November 2006