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Caswell, Lucy Shelton and Jared Gardner, eds. Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994–1997. Studies in Comics and Cartoons. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2017. 
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Comics research
Creators: Caswell, Gardner
Publisher: Ohio State Univ. Press (Columbus)
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Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994–1997 collects some of the most important essays from INKS: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to comics studies. The volume, edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell, the journal’s founding editor, and Jared Gardner, editor of the new Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, celebrates this foundational moment in the fast-growing field of comics studies and also serves as a call to contemporary scholars to revisit the roads-not-taken mapped out by these scholars and cartoonist critics.
Included in the volume are essays by pioneering comics scholars on newspaper comic strips, Japanese manga, Chinese lianhuanhua, comic books, graphic novels, and editorial cartoons, alongside writings and artwork by celebrated cartoonists such as Will Eisner, Oliver Harrington, Charles Schulz, and Frank Stack. This volume serves as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history and study of the comics form, visual culture, or the history of journalism.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations (ix)
Preface (xiii)
Acknowledgments (xv)
Introduction (xvii)

Will Eisner: Comics and the New Literacy: An Essay (3)
Oliver Harrington: View from the Back Stairs (8)
Alan Fried: Lyonel Feininger: A Kinder, Gentler Comic Strip (22)
M. Thomas Inge: Was Krazy Kat Black?: The Racial Identity of George Herriman (40)
Mark D. Winchester: Litigation and Early Comic Strips: The Lawsuits of Outcault, Dirks, and Fisher (52)
Richard Samuel West: Crusading for World Peace: Ding Darling, Woodrow Wilson, and the League of Nations (69)
David Beronä: Picture Stories: Eric Drooker and the Tradition of Woodcut Novels (88)
Robert C. Harvey: The Captain and the Comics: A Capsule History of the Medium in its Fourth and Fifth Decades (101)
Roger A. Fischer: The “Monumental” Lincoln as an American Cartoon Convention (125)
John A. Lent: Easy-Going Daddy, Kaptayn Barbell, and Unmad: American Influences Upon Asian Comics (145)
Julia F. Andrews: Literature in Line: Picture Stories in the People’s Republic of China (161)
Christopher Lamb: Drawing the Line: An Absolute Defense for Political Cartoons (182)
Christian Davenport: Black is the Color of My Comic Book Character: An Examination of Ethnic Stereotypes (196)
Charles Hatfield: Heartbreak Soup: The Interdependence of Theme and Form (210)

Amy Kiste Nyberg: Percival Chubb and the League for the Improvement of the Children’s Comic Supplement (241)
Trina Robbins: Women and Children First (247)
Mark J. Cohen: Boy Can He Draw (251)

Book Reviews
Joseph Witek: Understanding Comics by Scott Mccloud (259)
Frank Stack: Adult Comics: An Introduction by Roger Sabin (267)
Ian Gordon: The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History by Robert C. Harvey (270)
Robert C. Harvey: 100 Years of American Newspaper Comics edited by Maurice Horn (272)

List of Contributors (283)
Index (286) 

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