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In the Studio

Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

Todd Hignite


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Paperback (11/14/2007)


These studio visits with some of today's most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others.
The book isgenerously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.
Extensive interviews with: Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware.

Praise For In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

“An essential work for anyone interested in contemporary American art and culture.”—John Carlin, author of Masters of American Comics   

-John Carlin

Yale University Press, 9780300110166, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

About the Author

Todd Hignite is an independent scholar and curator and the founding editor of "Comic Art" magazine. He lives in St. Louis.