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Drawing Power Compendium Of Cartoon Advertising Sc

A UNIQUE MIX OF COMICS, POP CULTURE AND AMERICANA The season's first book from Fantagraphics' new imprint Marschall Books is Drawing Power, a lively collection of mass market print advertising from the 1890s to the recent past, starring both cartoonists and cartoon characters. While critics debate whether comics is high art or low art, the fact is that the comic strip was born as a commercial medium and was nurtured by competition, commerce, and advertising. Drawing Power will be the first book-length examination (and celebration) of the nexus of art and cartoons. It will focus on the commercial roots of newspaper strips; the cross-promotions of artists, their characters, and retail products; and of the superb artwork that cartoonists invested in their lucrative freelance work in advertising. Drawing Power is cultural history, chronicling a time in popular culture when cartoonists were celebrities and their strips and characters competed with the movies for the attention of a mass audience. The book will examine cartoonists as public personalities, and their advertising efforts fr Publisher: Fantagraphics
Writer: Rick Marschall, Warren Bernard
Artist: Rick Marschall, Warren Bernard
Cover Artist: Rick Marschall, Warren Bernard
Page Count: 128
Product Code: APR111037
ISBN: 9781606993996
Colors: Color
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