White Boy in Skull Valley

Author: Garrett Price

Publisher: Sunday Press

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 294

From the famed New Yorker illustrator comes one of the lost treasures of American comic strips. White Boy celebrates the life and culture of the American Indian of the Old West in a way that was unique in early twentieth century popular culture. In 1933, Price, a Wyoming native, drew on his boyhood days to offer an adventurous, humorous, coming-of-age story seen from the point of view of a small Native American tribe and their adopted teenage boy. Sunday Press presents the complete White Boy/Skull Valley saga, over 150 Sundays, reprinted for the first time in 80 years. White Boy remains one of the more remarkable achievements in comics, with pioneering storytelling and artistic creativity that stand the test of time.

White Boy in Skull Valley

Author: Garrett Price

Publisher: Sunday Press

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

View: 491

From the famed New Yorker illustrator comes one of the lost treasures of American comic strips. White Boy celebrates the life and culture of the American Indian of the Old West in a way that was unique in early twentieth century popular culture. In 1933, Price, a Wyoming native, drew on his boyhood days to offer an adventurous, humorous, coming-of-age story seen from the point of view of a small Native American tribe and their adopted teenage boy. Sunday Press presents the complete White Boy/Skull Valley saga, over 150 Sundays, reprinted for the first time in 80 years. White Boy remains one of the more remarkable achievements in comics, with pioneering storytelling and artistic creativity that stand the test of time.

From Daniel Boone to Captain America

Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Author: Chad A. Barbour

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 718

From nineteenth-century American art and literature to comic books of the twentieth century and afterwards, Chad A. Barbour examines in From Daniel Boone to Captain America the transmission of the ideals and myths of the frontier and playing Indian in American culture. In the nineteenth century, American art and literature developed images of the Indian and the frontiersman that exemplified ideals of heroism, bravery, and manhood, as well as embodying fears of betrayal, loss of civilization, and weakness. In the twentieth century, comic books, among other popular forms of media, would inherit these images. The Western genre of comic books participated fully in the common conventions, replicating and perpetuating the myths and ideals long associated with the frontier in the United States. A fascination with Native Americans also emerged in comic books devoted to depicting the Indian past of the US In such stories, the Indian remains a figure of the past, romanticized as a lost segment of US history, ignoring contemporary and actual Native peoples. Playing Indian occupies a definite subgenre of Western comics, especially during the postwar period when a host of comics featuring a "white Indian" as the hero were being published. Playing Indian migrates into superhero comics, a phenomenon that heightens and amplifies the notions of heroism, bravery, and manhood already attached to the white Indian trope. Instances of superheroes like Batman and Superman playing Indian correspond with depictions found in the strictly Western comics. The superhero as Indian returned in the twenty-first century via Captain America, attesting to the continuing power of this ideal and image.

The Comics

Author: Coulton Waugh

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 364

View: 533

This classic 1947 study, the first of its kind, probes the mass popularity of the comics as well as exploring their evolution, social commentary, art forms, and genres

In the Studio

Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

Author: Todd Hignite

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 603

Nine critically acclaimed cartoonists and graphic novelists invite us into their studios to discuss their art and inspirations These studio visits with some of today's most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others. The book is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists' works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.

Comics of the American West

Author: Maurice Horn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cartoons and comics

Page: 224

View: 382

Traces the history of Western comics and discusses the contributions made by comic strips and comic books to the mythology of the West.

A Comfortable Boy

A Memoir

Author: Samuel F. Pickering

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 649

Happiness is precious. For some people happiness is hard won, slowly distilled from the grit of rasping days. For others like Sam Pickering happiness has come easily. In A Comfortable Boy, Pickering describes the early years of childhood, rolling back through time on the wheels of anecdotal memory. With an eye peeled for detail, he recalls family and places. He meanders farm and school, roaming Tennessee and Virginia. He notices things that others sometimes miss or at least neglect. Recently, he wrote that he saw two stickers on the rear window of a rusting Pontiac, the warning Baby on Board and the command Drive It Like You Stole It. He owns three dogs, all mongrels rescued from the streets of Hartford, and he calls the trowel he uses to scoop up their droppings Excalibur.For Pickering life's pleasures are endless, lurking amid the wildflowers of field and wood or sprouting in paragraphs written to his great-grandmother during the Civil War. In part A Comfortable Boy reveals what made Pickering a successful teacher and writer, not the wound of the suffering Romantic but instead the simple joy and gratitude for being born in the South at a certain time in a particular place and in a specific family among people, he writes, whom it was impossible not to love and not to laugh at and with.

The Treasure of Skull Valley

Author: Barry Forbes

Publisher: Barry Forbes

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page:

View: 572

Suzanne discovers a mysterious map hidden in the pages of a classic old book at the thrift store. It’s titled “My Treasure Map” and leads past Skull Valley, twenty miles west of Prescott and into the high desert country—to an unexpected, shocking and elusive treasure. “Please help,” the note begs. The mystery searchers utilize the power and reach of the Internet to trace the movement of people and events. . . half a century earlier.

American Newspaper Comics

An Encyclopedic Reference Guide

Author: Allan Holtz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 609

View: 460

The most comprehensive guide to U.S. newspaper comics ever published

The Funnies

100 Years of American Comic Strips

Author: Ron Goulart

Publisher: Adams Media Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 248

View: 120

Presents a history of the popular entertainment form from The Yellow Kid to Dilbert

The Whiteboy

A Story of Ireland, in 1882

Author: Mrs. S. C. Hall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ireland

Page: 318

View: 835

The Whiteboy

Author: Anna Maria Hall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Irish fiction (in English)

Page:

View: 512

Sugar Skull

An Eve Diamond Novel

Author: Denise Hamilton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 128

From the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Willa-nominated author Denise Hamilton comes SUGAR SKULL Acclaimed by award committees and critics for her groundbreaking The Jasmine Trade, Denise Hamilton returns with a penetrating new Eve Diamond crime novel sure to confirm her reputation as a rising star. Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond usually works out of the paper's San Gabriel Valley bureau, but she's taking a weekend shift downtown when a distraught Vincent Chevalier breaks through security and demands her help. His fifteen-year-old daughter, Isabel, is missing, and the cops won't go looking for her until forty-eight hours have passed. The man thinks he knows where she might be -- with some runaways in a dismal squat in East Hollywood. He wants Eve as his witness when he enters the squat and tries to bring Isabel home. Eve senses a possible story: Why would a privileged young girl from Pasadena spend time with the down-and-outs in East Hollywood? But there will be no interview with Isabel. Isabel is dead, her body wrapped in a dirty futon and abandoned in a derelict basement. Eve's questions have only begun. What brought the blond-haired teenager to such a tragic, early demise? Did a man named Finch, who's had past arrests for drugs, burglary, and theft, have something to do with Isabel's murder? What about her father? There's something unsettling about him. And what was Isabel's relationship with Paolo Langdon, her schoolmate and the son of a socialite hostess and a prominent politician? Even as Eve must fight against powerful forces that want her off the story, she finds herself emotionally drawn to the brooding scion of a Mexican music-promotion titan. It's dangerous to mix professional with personal, but Silvio Aguilar is hard to resist. And in his world, in the little sugar skull confections that commemorate the Mexican Day of the Dead, Eve may find some clue to a killer. Written with the authenticity and bold strokes that Denise Hamilton has made her own, Sugar Skull is much more than a triumphant crime novel -- it's a dazzling portrait of a city full of diversity. Rich with nuance and insight, this is compelling, illuminating crime writing at its best.

The WPA Guide to Utah

The Beehive State

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 595

View: 892

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. Utah, a state which is well known for its distinct religious history, is thoroughly examined in this WPA Guide, with an entire chapter on the relationship between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the state of Utah. The Beehive State, also known for its natural beauty and plentiful resources, also contains several pictures of the Great Salt Lake and mountainous desert landscape as well as an interesting essay on mining.