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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Kid Comic Strips

A Genre Across Four Countries

Authors: Gordon, Ian

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  • Analyzes kid comic strips from four different countries
    Provides a nuanced understanding of the international history of comics through a comparative approach to kid comics

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55580-9
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Hardcover ¥7,969
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56197-8
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Softcover ¥7,019
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  • Due: December 15, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71980-8
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About this book

This book looks at the humor that artists and editors believed would have appeal in four different countries. Ian Gordon explains how similar humor played out in comic strips across different cultures and humor styles. By examining Skippy and Ginger Meggs, the book shows a good deal of similarities between American and Australian humor while establishing some distinct differences. In examining the French translation of Perry Winkle, the book explores questions of language and culture. By shifting focus to a later period and looking at the American and British comics entitled Dennis the Menace, two very different comics bearing the same name, Kid Comic Strips details both differences in culture and traditions and the importance of the type of reader imagined by the artist. 

About the authors

Ian Gordon is a cultural historian at the National University of Singapore, where he is the Convenor of American Studies.  His publications include Comic Strips and Consumer Culture, 1890-1945 (1998, 2002) the co-edited volumes Film and Comic Books (2007) and Comics & Ideology (2001), and the forthcoming monograph Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon (2017).

Reviews

“Kid Comic Strips provides a snapshot of the history of comics, as well as helps today’s readers contextualize the growth of Comics Studies from nascent discipline into one of the fastest growing fields in the Humanities. … The book makes an important contribution to the field of study by providing unique historical contextualization of the lesser-explored world of kid comics. No doubt, readers will revisit Kid Comic Strips time and time again.” (Cathy Ryan, Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, Vol. 42 (1), 2017)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Why Kid Comics

    Gordon, Ian

    Pages 1-11

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  • America and Australia: Skippy and Ginger Meggs

    Gordon, Ian

    Pages 13-36

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  • America and France: Perry Winkle and Bicot

    Gordon, Ian

    Pages 37-61

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  • America and Britain: Dennis the Menace (s)

    Gordon, Ian

    Pages 63-86

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  • Comics Scholarship and Comparative Studies

    Gordon, Ian

    Pages 87-90

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Buy this book

eBook ¥6,375
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55580-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover ¥7,969
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56197-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover ¥7,019
price for Japan (gross)
  • Due: December 15, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71980-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kid Comic Strips
Book Subtitle
A Genre Across Four Countries
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
978-1-137-55580-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55580-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56197-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71980-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 94
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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