In the Studio:
Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
by Todd Hignite
It's here and it's a dream come true. An elegant, oversize,
beautifully produced hardcover book that takes you into the studio and
collections of today's top independent cartoonists. Featuring tons of
reproductions of the highest quality depicting the original art and
collections and physical environs of R. Crumb, D. Clowes, J. Hernandez,
C. Ware and more, side by side with extensive interviews with the
creators themselves, this is a book to savor. Todd Hignite is one of
the most cogent and persuasive writers on comics and their creators,
and a Copacetic favorite. His forward and introductions to each
studio visit in this volume will have you standing up and cheering. "At
last, someone who understands!" HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Here's the official
These studio visits with some of today’s most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others.
The book is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists’ works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.
Extensive interviews with:
Todd Hignite is an independent scholar and curator, and the founding editor of Comic Art magazine. He lived in St. Louis, MO at the time of this volume's release; he has since relocated to Dallas, TX..
contains expanded versions of the studio visits that originally
appeared in Comic Art Magazine,
along with several brand new installments that will appear here for the
320 p., 8-1/2 x 11
499 color illus
retail price - $29.95
copacetic price - $26.95
And now available
in a softcover edition, for all you tightwads:
retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $17.77
current as of 21 December 2010