The Best American Comics 2014 (The Best American Series ®) (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780544106000, 400pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
“It’s the perfect book to pick up to restore your faith in comics or help show infinite diversity in infinite combinations on display on paper using the world’s greatest artform.” — Comics Bulletin
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction — from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web — to make a unique, stunning collection. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called guest editor Scott McCloud “just about the smartest guy in comics.”
About the Author
Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. His works have won the Eisner and Harvey awards, and have been translated into more than sixteen languages. He is well known for his non-fiction books about comics, Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics and for creating the light-hearted science fiction/superhero comic book series Zot!
Praise For The Best American Comics 2014 (The Best American Series ®)…
"A wide-ranging journey of 35 comics and interstitial text pieces that thoroughly engage the lifetime comics reader and the uninitiated alike...One splendidly eclectic trek, with McCloud as our especially articulate Sherpa." --The Washington Post
"McCloud could be the medium’s foremost deep thinker...There is much to be gained from his comprehensive embrace of the form and his nuanced, knowledgeable, and friendly essays preceding each of the themed sections...A master class in how to find the universally accessible in the intimately personal and transform images into emotions...Every page drives home the point that, if you can add only one book to your adult graphic-novel collection this year, this has got to be it." --Booklist, starred review
"The latest annual roundup is more ambitious and conceptually audacious than is usual for any "Best American" series...The spirit of discovery makes this a good launching point for readers interested in the genre's variety and limitless possibility." --Kirkus
"Ever-essential...the widest-ranging comics collection of its kind...selected pieces are varied and absolutely vital...McCloud’s entertaining and conversational introductions to each section educate and enlighten...offers readers the opportunity to discover new styles and a sense of the range of genres in the graphic novel world." --Publishers Weekly