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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Alan Moore, Out from the Underground

Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent

Authors: Gray, Maggie

  • Researches an academically disregarded body of work, both in terms of Moore's early work and the history of British comics
  • Offers a distinctive approach to the study of Alan Moore's oeuvre
  • Challenges dominant trends in comics studies by attending to the aesthetics of the visual, the politics of form, and the location of graphic style in specific social and historical contexts of production.
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About this book

This book explores Alan Moore’s career as a cartoonist, as shaped by his transdisciplinary practice as a poet, illustrator, musician and playwright as well as his involvement in the Northampton Arts Lab and the hippie counterculture in which it took place. It traces Moore’s trajectory out from the underground comix scene of the 1970s and into a commercial music press rocked by the arrival of punk. In doing so it uncovers how performance has shaped Moore’s approach to comics and their political potential. Drawing on the work of Bertolt Brecht, who similarly fused political dissent with experimental popular art, this book considers what looking strangely at Alan Moore as cartoonist tells us about comics, their visual and material form, and the performance and politics of their reading and making.

About the authors

Maggie Gray is Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, London, UK.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gray, Maggie

    Pages 1-20

  • The Marks of the Arts Lab: Comics, Performance, and the Counterculture

    Gray, Maggie

    Pages 21-101

  • The Play of the Press: Cartooning, Materiality, and the Underground in Print

    Gray, Maggie

    Pages 103-182

  • The Sound of the Underground: Comics, Music, and the Politics of Punk

    Gray, Maggie

    Pages 183-254

  • Conclusion

    Gray, Maggie

    Pages 255-262

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66508-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66507-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alan Moore, Out from the Underground
Book Subtitle
Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66508-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66508-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66507-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 illustrations in colour
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