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Wiater, Stanley and Stephen R. Bissette. Comic Book Rebels: Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1993. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1-55611-355-2
BibTeX citation key: Wiater1993b
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Interview
Creators: Bissette, Wiater
Publisher: Donald I. Fine (New York)
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No longer just kid’s stuff, today’s comic books are hip, contemporary, entertaining and seriously collected. Here, in twenty original interviews, leading figures in the field discuss how, approaching the graphic novel from an often daringly radical taboo-breaking perspective, they transformed it into a significant medium—at once art and literature—of our popular culture.
Every stage of the medium’s evolution is represented here, from the underground “comix” creators of the 1960’s to the giants of independant publishing today. Each interview is accompanied by a representative piece of art work that the rebel in question helped create, as well as a portrait of the interviewee by co-author Bissette, a comic book rebel himself […].
In their own words, these visionary creators tell their compelling and often outrageous stories of taking on an industry that at first disdained or even discouraged them, offering readers a rare opportunity to meet the forces behind the transformation of a whole art form.

Table of Contents

Foreword (xii)
Introduction (xv)

I. Basics: What Are the New Comics?
1. Scott McCloud: Understanding Comics (3)
2. Larry Marder: Building Bridges (17)

II. Roots: The Undergrounds Ascending
3. Jack Jackson: The Texas Ranger (31)
4. Richard Corben: Up from the Deep (47)
5. Lee Marrs: Burning Down the House (61)
6. Howard Cruse: “Dancin’ Nekkid with the Angels” (71)

III. Mavericks & Moguls: Publish or Perish
7. Denis Kitchen: America’s Most Wholesome Comix (85)
8. Dave Sim: One Man Army (97)
9. Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird: Beyond the Turtles Empire (111)
10. Harvey Pekar & Joyce Brabner: By the People, For the People (129)

IV. International Ambassadors: The Worldly Storytellers
11. Jean “Moebius” Giraud: Crack in the Comic Egg (145)
12. Alan Moore: Bard of the New Order (161)
13. Eddie Campbell: New Bottles, Vintage Wine (175)
14. Neil Gaiman: A Man for All Seasons (187)
15. Dave McKean: Citizen in a Village of Endeavor (201)

V. The New Independents: Pass the Ammunition
16. Frank Miller: The Mean Media Machine (217)
17. Colleen Doran: Bringing Home a Distant Soil (231)
18. Rick Veitch: The New Breed of Hero (243)
19. Todd McFarlane: Breaking Rank (257)
20. Will Eisner: The Old Man on the Mountain (269)

Appendix I—A Bill of Rights for Comics Creators (283)
Appendix II—Books about Comics (287)
Appendix III—Source Material and Suggested Further Reading (301)
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