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Underground Classics - The Transformation...

Underground Classics - The Transformation...

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Underground Classics - The Transformation of Comics into Comix

Copyright 2009 by James Danky and Denis Kitchen. Published by Abrams ComicArts. Hardcover. 1st printing. $29.95 cover price.

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The impact of American underground comix is profound: They galvanized artists both domestically and abroad; they forever changed the economics of comic book publishing; and they influenced generations of cartoonists, including their predecessors. While the works of Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman are well-known via the New Yorker, Maus, and retrospective collections, the art of their contemporaries such as Gilbert Shelton, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Kim Deitch, S. Clay Wilson, and many other seminal cartoonists who came of age in the 1960s is considerably less known. Underground Classics provides the first serious survey of underground comix as art, turning the spotlight on these influential and largely underappreciated artists.

Four essays from James Danky and Denis Kitchen, art historian Paul Buhle, comix artist Trina Robbins, and critic Patrick Rosenkranz, as well as an introduction by comix legend Jay Lynch, offer a through reflection and appraisal of the underground movement. Their words are accompanied by more than one hundred original drawings, paintings, and artifacts, from private collections and from the collections of the artists themselves. Indispensable for the serious-minded comics fan and the casual reader alike, Underground Classics is a definitive visual survey and essential resource.



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Underground Classics - The Transformation of Comics into Comix


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