9781496815118-1496815114-The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

ISBN-13: 9781496815118
ISBN-10: 1496815114
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Format: Hardcover 308 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781496815118
ISBN-10: 1496815114
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Format: Hardcover 308 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels comprising 308 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1496815114 and 9781496815118. Since then The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Contributions by Jordan Bolay, Ian Brodie, Jocelyn Sakal Froese, Dominick Grace, Eric Hoffman, Paddy Johnston, Ivan Kocmarek, Jessica Langston, Judith Leggatt, Daniel Marrone, Mark J. McLaughlin, Joan Ormrod, Laura A. Pearson, Annick Pellegrin, Mihaela Precup, Jason Sacks, and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge

This overview of the history of Canadian comics explores acclaimed as well as unfamiliar artists. Contributors look at the myriad ways that English-language, Francophone, Indigenous, and queer Canadian comics and cartoonists pose alternatives to American comics, to dominant perceptions, even to gender and racial categories.

In contrast to the United States' melting pot, Canada has been understood to comprise a social, cultural, and ethnic mosaic, with distinct cultural variation as part of its identity. This volume reveals differences that often reflect in highly regional and localized comics such as Paul MacKinnon's Cape Breton-specific Old Trout Funnies, Michel Rabagliati's Montreal-based Paul comics, and Kurt Martell and Christopher Merkley's Thunder Bay-specific zombie apocalypse.

The collection also considers some of the conventionally "alternative" cartoonists, namely Seth, Dave Sim, and Chester Brown. It offers alternate views of the diverse and engaging work of two very different Canadian cartoonists who bring their own alternatives into play: Jeff Lemire in his bridging of Canadian/US and mainstream/alternative sensibilities and Nina Bunjevac in her own blending of realism and fantasy as well as of insider/outsider status. Despite an upsurge in research on Canadian comics, there is still remarkably little written about most major and all minor Canadian cartoonists. This volume provides insight into some of the lesser-known Canadian alternatives still awaiting full exploration.

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