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Herman, David, ed. Animal Comics: Multispecies storyworlds in graphic narratives. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781350015319
BibTeX citation key: Herman2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Animal Studies, Anthropomorphism, Collection of essays
Creators: Herman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (New York)
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Animal characters abound in graphic narratives ranging from Krazy Kat and Maus to WE3 and Terra Formars. Exploring these and other multispecies storyworlds presented in words and images, Animal Comicsdraws together work in comics studies, narrative theory, and cross-disciplinary research on animal environments and human-animal relationships to shed new light on comics and graphic novels in which animal agents play a significant role. At the same time, the volume’s international team of contributors show how the distinctive structures and affordances of graphic narratives foreground key questions about trans-species entanglements in a more-than-human world. The writers/artists covered in the book include: Nick Abadzis, Adolpho Avril, Jeffrey Brown, Sue Coe, Matt Dembicki, Olivier Deprez, J. J. Grandville, George Herriman, Adam Hines, William Hogarth, Grant Morrison, Osamu Tezuka, Frank Quitely, Yu Sasuga, Charles M. Schultz, Art Spiegelman, Fiona Staples, Ken’ichi Tachibana, Brian K. Vaughan, and others.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (vii)
Acknowledgments (ix)
Notes on Contributors (x)

David Herman: Introduction: More-than-Human Worlds in Graphic Storytelling (1)

Part I. Animal Agency in the History and Theory of Comics
1. Daniel F. Yezbick: Lions and Tigers and Fears: A Natural History of the Sequential Animal (29)
2. Glenn Willmott: The Animalized Character and Style (53)

Part II. Species of Difference: Functions of Animal Alterity in Graphic Narratives
3. Alex Link: The Politics and Poetics of Alterity in Adam Hines’s Duncan the Wonder Dog (79)
4. Michael A. Chaney: The Saga of the Animal as Visual Metaphor for Mixed-Race Identity in Comics (99)
5. Carrie Rohman: Curly Tails and Flying Dogs: Structures of Affect in Nick Abadzi’s Laika (119)
6. Mary A. Knighton: Invasive Species: Manga's Insect-Human Worlds (139)

Part III. Critical Frameworks for Multispecies Comics
7. Laura Pearson: Resituating the Animal Comic: Environmentalist Aesthetics in Matt Dembicki’s Xoc: The Journey of a Great White (161)
8. Jan Baetens: Interspecies Relationships in Graphic Micronarratives: From Olivier Deprez to Avril-Deprez (183)
9. David Herman: Animal Minds in Nonfiction Comics (201)

Part IV. Graphic Animality in the Classroom and Beyond
10. Andrew Smyth and Charles E. Baraw: Can We Be Part of the Pride? Reading Animals through Comics in the Undergraduate Classroom (227)
11. Bridget Brewer and Thalia Field: This is Home (245)

Index (257)

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