Grandville Bete Noire

Author: Bryan Talbot

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

View: 331

The third volume of the Grandville series - Anthropomorphic steampunk detective fiction from graphic novel master Bryan Talbot The Badger is back! Follow the Badger! At Toad Hall, lair of multibillionaire Baron Aristotle Krapaud, a cabal of industrialists and fat cats plot the violent overthrow of the French state. Meanwhile, the brutal murder of a famous Parisian artist is subject to the investigations of the tenacious Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard, placing him and his faithful adjunct, Detective Sergeant Roderick Ratzi, in pursuit of the mysterious masked assassin stalking the cut-throat commercial world of the Grandville art scene. As the body count mounts and events spiral exponentially out of control, aided by his brilliant deductive abilities and innate ferocity, LeBrock battles against outrageous odds in this funny, high octane thriller, an adventure shot through with both high art and comic book references, a glorious illegitimate offspring of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming - with animals! 'The bastard child of Conan Doyle and Beatrix Potter, it’s a gripping feast for the eyes' Observer

Grandville Bete Noir

Author: Bryan Talbot

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

View: 199

The baffling murder of a famed Parisian artist in his locked and guarded studio takes the tenacious Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard and his faithful adjunct, Detective Ratzi, into the cutthroat Grandville art scene to track the mysterious assassin. As the body count mounts and events spiral out of control, the investigation points to Toad Hall, where a cabal of industrialists and fat cats plot the overthrow of the French State... by use of steam-driven automaton soldiers! * Grandville was nominated for an Eisner Award and a Hugo Award. * Also look for Dotter of Her Father's Eyes and Cherubs from Dark Horse. "The universe Talbot creates is visually stunning and intellectually engaging."MadAboutComics.com

Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Carolene Ayaka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 535

Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity and other cultural forms from Israel, Romania, North America, South Africa, Germany, Spain, U.S. Latino and Canada and consider the ways in which comics are able to represent multiculturalism through a focus on the formal elements of the medium. Discussion themes include education, countercultures, monstrosity, the quotidian, the notion of the ‘other," anthropomorphism, and colonialism. Taking a truly international perspective, the book brings into dialogue a broad range of comics traditions.

Steampunk

Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian

Author: Claire Nally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 209

What is steampunk? Fashion craze, literary genre, lifestyle - or all of the above? Playing with the scientific innovations and aesthetics of the Victorian era, steampunk creatively warps history and presents an alternative future, imagined from a nineteenth-century perspective. In her interdisciplinary book, Claire Nally delves into this contemporary subculture, explaining how the fashion, music, visual culture, literature and politics of steampunk intersect with theories of gender and sexuality. Exploring and occasionally critiquing the ways in which gender functions in the movement, she addresses a range of different issues, including the controversial trope of the Victorian asylum; gender and the graphic novel; the legacies of colonialism; science and the role of Ada Lovelace as a feminist steampunk icon. Drawing upon interviews, theoretical readings and textual analysis, Nally asks: why are steampunks fascinated by our Victorian heritage, and what strategies do they use to reinvent history in the present?

Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

Author: Mary M. Talbot

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Autobiographical fiction

Page: 89

View: 602

Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award winning comic artist and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is intelligent, funny and sad - a fine addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Auvers-sur-Oise, 1889-1890, [772-902]

Author: Vincent van Gogh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 2500

View: 217

A six-volume, slipcased set and a major publishing event: Van Gogh s letters in their unexpurgated form, newly translated, with explanatory notes, and featuring more than 2,000 works of art to which the artist refers in his letters."