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Burrows, Toby and Grant Stone, eds. Comics in Australia and New Zealand: The Collections, the Collectors, the Creators. New York: Haworth, 1994. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1560246642
BibTeX citation key: Burrows1994
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Categories: General
Keywords: Australia, Collection of essays, New Zealand
Creators: Burrows, Stone
Publisher: Haworth (New York)
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Here is an entertaining and informative look at the comics industry in Australia and New Zealand. Covering all facets of the industry, authors show the vitality and diversity of the comics industry in these countries. Comics in Australia and New Zealand is a serious study that is fun to read and will delight individuals interested in the colorful world of comics. The only book of its kind in print, Comics in Australia and New Zealandcovers the major aspects of the comics industry. Contributors discuss the history of Australian comics, the work of private collectors and major public collections, sales and marketing, publishers and artists, and comics in New Zealand. The book also examines comic book themes, such as heroes vs. villains or the Australian outback, and how comic books and strips provide interesting evidence of changing social attitudes and of Australian efforts to discover a national identity.

Table of Contents

Toby Burrows: Introduction (1)

Richard Rae: The Comic Book Industry in Australia (5)
John T. Ryan: With the Comics—Down Under (25)
Terry King: Coming to Terms with Tightrope Tim: Three Decades of Heroes and Villains in the Australian Comic Strip (41)
Peter Jeffrey: The Humour of the Outback: Eric Jolliffe’s More About Andy (57)
Ian Scudamore: Citée Comique: Western Australia’s Greatest Comics Magazine (67)
Richard Stone: Achieving Fandom: John Ryan and Australian Comics in the National Library of Australia (71)
Pauline Dickinson: The Comic Collection at the University of Sydney Library (87)
Graham McGee: Confessions of a Long Distance Collector (99)
David Lee Smith: Kiwis and Comics: A Glimpse (105)

Toby Burrows: Australian Comics and Comic Strips: An Introductory Bibliography (111)

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