The Best American Comics (Hardcover)

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By Roz Chast (Editor), Bill Kartalopoulos (Editor)
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Anyone interested in comics, be they new to the format or long time readers, can find some great stuff in The Best American Comics 2016. Selections range from the accessible to the more challenging; from autobiography to abstract fantasy to gag strips. From the meticulousness of Chris Ware to the breeziness of Kate Beaton, this collection has something for the everyone who's interested in catching up on the state of the art. 

— From What is Chris Andersen reading?


"There's something thrilling about seeing people invent new ways to tell their story. To me, it's proof that the art form of comics is healthy: it lives and grows and reinvents itself. It's alive "
-Roz Chast, from the Introduction

FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Genevi've Elverum, Ben Katchor, John Porcellino, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Julia Wertz, and others

Roz Chast, guest editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. Her memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist.

Bill Kartalopoulos, series editor, is a comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. He teaches courses about comics at Parsons and at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information please visit:
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544750357
ISBN-10: 0544750357
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Best American Comics