Girls and their comics : finding a female voice in comic book narrative / Jacqueline Danziger-Russell

Author(s): Danziger-Russell, Jacqueline, 1979-
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Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc.--United States--History and criticism
Women--Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc.--Japan--History and criticism
Women in art
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: viii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2012014543
ISBN: 9780810883758 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0810883759 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780810883765 (ebook)
ISBN: 0810883767 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233) and index
Contents: Girls and their comics: a brief history -- Comics as a hybrid art form, or The mysterious case of the picture book -- The power of visual narrative -- The appeal of manga -- Girls' comics today: different formats, expanding readership
Summary: "Jacqueline Danziger-Russell contends that comics have a unique place in the representation of female characters and readers. She discusses the overall history of the comic book, playing special attention to that of girls' comics, showing how such works relate to a female point of view. While examing the concept of visual literacy, Danziger-Russell asserts that comics are an excellent space in which the marginalized voices of girls can be expressed. The book also includes a chapter on manga (Japanese comics),which explains the genesis of girls' comics in Japan and their popularity with girls in the United States. Including interviews with librarians, comic creators, and those who read comics and manga, Girls and Their Comics is an important examination of the growing interest in comic books among young females and will appeal to a wide audience, including literary theorists, teachers, librarians, popular culture and women's studies scholars, and comic book historians." -- Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 773023693
ISBN/ISSN: 9780810883758