In the Studio (Paperback)

Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

By Todd Hignite

Yale University Press, 9780300133875, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/1/2006)

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Description

Nine critically acclaimed cartoonists and graphic novelists invite us into their studios to discuss their art and inspirations

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 is generously 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.


About the Author

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