Comics: Between the Panels

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Dark Horse Comics, 1998 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 498 pages
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This volume celebrating the comics medium was a dozen years in the making. Taking readers behind the scenes and between the panels, this book will appeal to everyone who has ever read a comic strip or comic book. Via alphabetical entries, the authors take an irreverent, idiosyncratic look at creators, characters, companies, conventions, and collectors - why, everything including Kitchen Sink! Don't expect dry reference book reading - Duin and Richardson pull no punches in expressing opinions, from citing their favorite covers and costumes to exposing some of the darker sides of comics creation and publishing. In the course of researching the book, Steve Duin (the Portland Oregonian) interviewed more than 150 comics industry veterans. Their reminiscences provide first-person insights into the early days of comics in the 1930s, the studio days of the 1940s, the crisis in the 1950s, and the resurgence in the 1960s. The book also offers plenty of behind-the-scenes info about the eccentric personalities who have brought comics to the edge of the millennium.

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User Review  - Rex - Goodreads

Very good listing and summary of the people who have/are working in the comic book industry up to the year 1998 (eg when the book was published). Read full review

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User Review  - Kenneth - Goodreads

I've rarely read anything on comics history that gets so deep into the nitty-gritty of what it was like for the classic comics creators to maintain careers and just plain do their jobs on a day-to-day ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
88
Section 3
100
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Steve Duin, twice named the nation s best local columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists, is the co-author of "Comics: Between the Panels.

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