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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Documentary Comics

Graphic Truth-Telling in a Skeptical Age

Authors: Mickwitz, Nina

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About this book

Can comics be documentary, and can documentary take the form of, and thus be, comics? Examining comics as documentary, this book challenges the persistent assumption that ties documentary to recording technologies, and instead engages an understanding of the category in terms of narrative, performativity and witnessing. Through a cluster of early twenty-first century comics, Nina Mickwitz argues that these comics share a documentary ambition to visually narrate and represent aspects and events of the real world.

About the authors

Nina Mickwitz is Lecturer in Contextual Studies at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK.

Reviews

"Documentary Comics presents a vital young voice in Comics Studies that brings a welcomed and fresh interdisciplinary approach to the study of graphic narrative." - José Alaniz, author of Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond
"Documentary Comics presents a vital young voice in Comics Studies that brings a welcomed and fresh interdisciplinary approach to the study of graphic narrative." - José Alaniz, author of Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50116-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-55895-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Documentary Comics
Book Subtitle
Graphic Truth-Telling in a Skeptical Age
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49332-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137493323
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50116-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55895-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 187
Topics