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Alan Moore, Out from the Underground : Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent (Hardcover) (Maggie Gray)

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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.

Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Maggie Gray
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2017
TCIN: 53254716
UPC: 9783319665078
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-6346
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