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Comics (1964–2024)

Anne Lemonnier , Emmanuel Payen, Thierry Groensteen, Benoît Peeters, Johanna Schipper, Paul Gravett, Laurent Gerbier, Tristan Garcia, Joe Sacco, Lucas Hureau, Marguerite Demoëte


Published to accompany the major exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, this is a brilliantly illustrated survey of the international comic book landscape over the past sixty years

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From the mid-1960s, the world of comics rapidly evolved into a highly creative art form for a sophisticated readership: in France, the magazine Hara-Kiri provided new terrains for graphical humour, while the adventures of Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella were published in albums by Éric Losfeld; the launch in Japan of Garo in 1964, an avant-garde monthly, presented the concept of auteur comics; and the release of Robert Crumb’s Zap Comix in 1968 established his reputation as the leader of the underground comics movement in the United States.

For the first time, this major historical survey of the ninth art establishes a dialogue between the three leading regions of comic book culture – Europe, Asia and America – and offers an immersive odyssey of the medium through its development over six decades ranging from the explosion of the twentieth-century counterculture scene to the most abstract contemporary styles.

Built around twelve themes encompassing the many worlds of the comics imagination, Comics: 1964–2024 features artists including André Franquin, Gotlib, Claire Bretécher, Osamu Tezuka, Moebius, Edmond Baudoin, Alison Bechdel, Ulli Lust, Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware, as well as introductions on each theme by leading authorities of the form, a brand new interview with renowned cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco, and a foreword by Paul Gravett.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 30.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 300

Publication date: 6 June 2024

ISBN: 9780500028407