Anthology of Graphic Fiction HC (2006) comic books 2008
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Cartoons and True Stories!" Edited by Ivan Brunetti. Comic art is a vital, highly personal art form in which change - rapid and unpredictable - is the norm. In this exciting new anthology, comic artist Ivan Brunetti focuses on very recent works by contemporary artists engaged in this world of change. These outstanding cartoonists, selected by Brunetti for their graphic sophistication and literary style, are both expanding and transforming the vocabulary of their genre. The book presents contemporary art comics produced by 75 artists, along with some classic comic strips and other related fine art and historical materials. Brunetti arranges the book to reflect the creative process itself, connecting stories and art to each other in surprising ways: nonlinear, elliptical, sometimes whimsical, even poetic. He emphasizes continuity from piece to piece, weaving themes and motifs throughout the volume. Hardcover, 400 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $28.00.