University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: March 2011
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
We know artists regularly borrow from real life, but few of us know to what extent. In Chaney’s book “Graphic Subjects,” he analyzes graphic novels and draws strong correlations between their narratives and authors. A great book for the comic book fan and the academic alike, “Graphic Subjects” is comprised of a series of essays augmented with illustrations.
Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graph