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eBook The World Encyclopedia of Comics Set ePub

by Maurice Horn

  • ISBN: 0791048543
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Maurice Horn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub; 7 Volume Set edition (June 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 1061
  • ePub book: 1198 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1218 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Born in France, he is based in New York City. Horn grew up in France particularly fascinated by American comics.

University of Toronto.

Comic books, strips, etc. Publisher. New York : Chelsea House Publishers. University of Toronto. ark:/13960/t6058jv01.

Maurice Horn's indispensable reference work remains essential even in our instant data-saturated Internet ag.

Alphabetical entries look at comic strips, comic books, characters, and . This was an updating of the original World Encyclopedia of Comics, originally published in the 1970s.

Alphabetical entries look at comic strips, comic books, characters, and cartoonists. Even so, this set has appeal owing to its thorough and insightful coverage and ample illustrations and by virtue of its being the only one of its kind.

The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons. 100 Years of American Newspaper Comics.

held in the Prints Division). New York: Chelsea House, 1976. R-MDY (held at South Hall Desk). This set consists of a random sampling of all comic books on sale in a particular year starting with 1959. Certain titles relating to comic characters appearing in both comic books and the cartoon media, . Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, are held in the Theatre Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

The World Encyclopedia of Comics is the first comprehensive survey of this universally popular art form. 2nd and later printings. Includes over 1,200 entries, 850 illustrations, 10,000 names index, and more! Hardcover, 9-in. from people that brought you The World Encyclopedia of Comics are back with a comprehensive survey of another universally popular art form - the cartoon.

Horn, Maurice, The World Encyclopedia of Comics (1976) Chelsea House, (1982) Avon. World Heritage Encyclopedia is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization. Blackbeard, Bill and Dale Crain, The Comic Strip Century, Kitchen Sink Press, 1995. Blackbeard, Bill and Martin Williams, The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, Smithsonian Institution Press and Harry N. Abrams, 1977. King News, Moses Koenigsberg.

The World Encyclopedia of Comics. ISBN 9780380017355 (978-0-380-01735-5) Softcover, Avon, 1977, 1977.

The World Encyclopedia of Comics - by Maurice Horn - including Tarzan, Donald Duck, many others. Psychedelics Encyclopedia. Lots of colour pictures.

**** The second 1976 edition is cited in BCL3. New edition of a reference that covers the entire field of comic art in all of its aspects--artistic, cultural, sociological, and commercial--on a global scale through December 1997. Contains 1,400-plus biographical and bibliographical entries which have been organized alphabetically as well as a number of informative articles such as a world history of the comics, a chronology of important events, an analytical summary dealing with language, themes and structures, and an extensive glossary. Extensively Illustrated with b&w pictures and color reproductions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


Munimand Munimand
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KiddenDan KiddenDan
Given that the evolution of comics has been a worldwide process, with innumerable innovations in form and content taking place in every comics scene around the globe, it's no wonder there are so few comprehensive reference works on the subject. Luckily, when we've already got one this bloody good, we don't really NEED many survey works on the subject! Horn's work ranks as a giant achievement in comics scholarship, one that every serious enthusiast of international comics simply must own. Though it's somewhat dated (due to the lack of an updated edition since '97), the vast majority of the information contained herein remains useful and informative, since so much of it is historical in nature. While any reference work dedicated to such a broad subject is bound to fall short in the eyes of some readers whose area of specialty might not be given the emphasis they think it deserves, this is a survey work, and it fills that role very, very well, even given the lack of an updated version.

I know comics. I have been a professional writer and cartoonist since the late '90s; I teach college courses in comics appreciation and comics creation; I have favorite titles from individual countries, and favorite periods within those countries' individual comics histories. And yet, I never fail to learn something new when flipping through this invaluable tome. This book has my wholehearted endorsement. If you're interested in looking beyond the capes and tights that dominate mainstream America's conception of comics to find what the rest of the world does with one of our greatest art forms, this book will serve you well.
Mightsinger Mightsinger
This is one of those books that was advertised in comic books back in the early seventies that took me thirty years to find. The info is somewhat dated now, but there is a lot of excellent background information on some of the medium's greatest creations and creators. Recommended!
Halloween Halloween
This is a highly informative and very entertaining encyclopedia. It is amazingly helpful for doing any kind of research, including figuring out which cartoons are worth collecting.
Fani Fani
This was an updating of the original World Encyclopedia of Comics, originally published in the 1970s. Editor and French comic expert Maurice Horn has bridged the gap from the original to include many of the revolutionary works that followed the original volume's publication. There are articles galore on just about every major comic strip and comic book from around the world, key writers and artists, as well as noted characters. There is the occasional piece of misinformation and misinterpretation; but, the bulk of the work is first rate. There is one puzzling detail, though: Maurice Horn appears to have some kind of personal agenda in his article for French artist Phillipe Druillet (Loan Sloane). The article basically states that Druillet is completely overrated and not worthy of the awards he has received, without ever providing justification for such bold statements, or making similar statements about other artists. The article is credited to Horn, which suggests bad blood between the two. Apart from that, you can immerse yourself in page after page of fantastic creations, from Alley Oop to Alley Sloper; Tintin,, Asterix, Lucky Luke and Spirou, Golgo 13, 8 Man, Tetsuwan Atom (aka Astroboy); Diabolik, Kriminal, and Valentina; Corto Maltese, Blake and Mortimer, and Dan Dare; Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, and just about anything inbetween. You can also find a chronological history of comic milestones, a reprinting of the original Comics Code, and a section of color reprints of fabulous Sunday strips and panels from comic books. This is a must have for any library of comic references.
Nanecele Nanecele
If you're at all interested in the topic- this is a decent overview of the subject; a great place to start if you need ideas for further research. Pick one up- you won't be sorry. Unless you hate fun.