Harvey, Robert C. The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History.
Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1996. ISBN 0-877805-757-9 (cloth), 0-87805-758-7
A Word to the Fore Beats a Pair of Anything . . . ix
Slouching towaard on Aesthetic
The Beginning of a Critical Vocabulary . . . 3
Legions in Long Underwear
The Advent of the Comic Book and the Reign of the Superhero . . . 16
The Search for Art and Meaning
Westerns and the American Spirit . . . 50
But Is It Art?
The Spirit of Will Eisner . . . 66
The Heroic Avenue to Art
Experimentation and the Mark of Kane . . . 100
The Comic Book as Individual Expression
Harvey Kurtzman and the Revolution . . . 126
Style and Flash and Filigree
Manipulating Breakdowns, Composition, and Layout for Effect . . . 152
Only in Comics
Why Cartooning Is Not the Same as Filmmaking . . . 173
The Lonely Hearts Club Band
Autobiographical Angst and Other Adventures in Topics and Treatments
. . . 192
All Together Now . . .263
Notes . . . 275
Index . . . 285
Reviews in Print
Hatfield, Charles. "Give Me Excess Of It." The Comics Journal 187
(May 1996): 49-54.
Scott, Randall W. [Review.] inks: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies
3.3 (November 1996): 37-39.
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