Comic Strip Conversations

Comic Strip Conversations
  • Author : Carol Gray
  • Publisher : Future Horizons
  • Pages : 52
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : 1885477228

Comic Strip Conversations Book Review:

"Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, found useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation ... the use of a basic set of symbols [and colours] are used in [this book] to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand."--Page 1

Our Valued Customers

Our Valued Customers
  • Author : Tim Chamberlain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2012-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781101587027

Our Valued Customers Book Review:

While working for several years in a comic book store, MRTIM started drawing the more memorable customers and the things that they said. Based on the blog of the same name, and featuring popular entries as well as brand-new cartoons, Our Valued Customers chronicles the lively, witty, and often acerbic opinions and comments of the customers who shop at comic book stores, providing a fascinating glimpse into the inner world of the devoted comic book fan.

Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
  • Author : Gary B. Mesibov,Victoria Shea,Lynn W. Adams
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 2006-04-11
  • ISBN : 9780306476792

Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Book Review:

This volume, the first in the series, explores the high-functioning group of people within the spectrum of autism disorders. It is the culmination of over a decade of clinical work and research, including the most current information available about this group. Written in a style that is accessible to both seasoned clinicians and concerned lay persons, this volume is a unique resource.

Milton Caniff

Milton Caniff
  • Author : Milton Arthur Caniff
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 1578064384

Milton Caniff Book Review:

Passion for realism in every detail, and his relationships with such other cartooning greats as Al Capp (Li'l Abner), Noel Sickles (Scorchy Smith), and Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon). Besides interviews this collection includes rare examples of Caniff's graphic art. Book jacket.

Power Cards

Power Cards
  • Author : Elisa Gagnon
  • Publisher : AAPC Publishing
  • Pages : 76
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 1931282013

Power Cards Book Review:

This step-by-step book shows parents and educators how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with AS. A brief, motivational text related to the child's special interest or a highly admired person is combined with an illustration and made into a bookmark- or business card-sized POWER CARD that the youth can refer to whenever necessary. For younger children the special interest or hero is worked into a brief story.

The Family Experience of PDA

The Family Experience of PDA
  • Author : Eliza Fricker
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2021-11-18
  • ISBN : 9781787756786

The Family Experience of PDA Book Review:

Eliza Fricker gets it. Describing her perfectly imperfect experience of raising a PDA child, with societal judgements and internal pressures, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, resentful and alone. This book's comedic illustrations explain these challenging situations and feelings in a way that words simply cannot, will bring some much-needed levity back into PDA parenting. Humorous anecdotes with a compassionate tone remind parents that they are not alone, and they're doing a great job. If children are safe, happy, and you leave the house on time, who cares about some smelly socks? A light-hearted and digestible guide to being a PDA parent covering everything from tolerance levels, relationships and meltdowns to collaboration, flexibility, and self care to dip in and out as your schedule allows to help get to grips with this complex condition. This book is an essential read for any parent with a PDA child, to help better understand your child, build support systems and carve out some essential self care time guilt free.

Conversations with Dogbert

Conversations with Dogbert
  • Author : Scott Adams
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 48
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0836221974

Conversations with Dogbert Book Review:

Cartoons share Dogbert's cynical views on upward mobility, casual day, problem solving, honesty, futility, and humans.

Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar
  • Author : Harvey Pekar
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 1604730854

Harvey Pekar Book Review:

Nearly twenty-five years of interviews with the comic artist best known for his American Splendor comic book series.

The New Social Story Book

The New Social Story Book
  • Author : Carol Gray
  • Publisher : Future Horizons
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781935274056

The New Social Story Book Book Review:

Different social stories to help teach children with autism everyday social skills.

Comic Book Rebels

Comic Book Rebels
  • Author : Stan Wiater,Stephen Bissette
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:49015001439828

Comic Book Rebels Book Review:

Creators include; Scott McCloud, Larry Marder, Richard Corben, Jack Jackson, Lee Mars, Howard Cruse, Denis Kitchen, Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird, Dave Sim, Harvey Pekar & Joyce Brabner, Alan Moore, Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Addie Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Colleen Doran, Rick Veitch, Todd McFarlane, Will Eisner. Also included is McCloud's bill of rights for comic creators.

Critical Approaches to Comics

Critical Approaches to Comics
  • Author : Matthew J. Smith,Randy Duncan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 590
  • Relase : 2012-03-22
  • ISBN : 9781136884733

Critical Approaches to Comics Book Review:

Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art. The authors introduce a wide range of critical perspectives on comics, including fandom, genre, intertextuality, adaptation, gender, narrative, formalism, visual culture, and much more. As the first comprehensive introduction to critical methods for studying comics, Critical Approaches to Comics is the ideal textbook for a variety of courses in comics studies. Contributors: Henry Jenkins, David Berona, Joseph Witek, Randy Duncan, Marc Singer, Pascal Lefevre, Andrei Molotiu, Jeff McLaughlin, Amy Kiste Nyberg, Christopher Murray, Mark Rogers, Ian Gordon, Stanford Carpenter, Matthew J. Smith, Brad J. Ricca, Peter Coogan, Leonard Rifas, Jennifer K. Stuller, Ana Merino, Mel Gibson, Jeffrey A. Brown, Brian Swafford

The New Social Story Book

The New Social Story Book
  • Author : Carol Gray
  • Publisher : Future Horizons
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 188547766X

The New Social Story Book Book Review:

Takes autistic children step by step through everyday activities.

Alan Moore

Alan Moore
  • Author : Eric L. Berlatsky
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2011-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781628467284

Alan Moore Book Review:

British comics writer Alan Moore (b. 1953) has a reputation for equal parts brilliance and eccentricity. Living hermit-like in the same Midlands town for his entire life, he supposedly refuses contact with the outside world while creating his strange, dense comics, fiction, and performance art. While Moore did declare himself a wizard on his fortieth birthday and claims to have communed with extradimensional beings, reticence and seclusion have never been among his eccentricities. On the contrary, for long stretches of his career Moore seemed to be willing to chat with all comers: fanzines, industry magazines, other artists, newspapers, magazines, and personal websites. Well over one hundred interviews in the past thirty years serve as testimony to Moore's willingness to be engaged in productive conversation. Alan Moore: Conversations includes ten substantial interviews, beginning with Moore's first published conversation, conducted by V for Vendetta cocreator David Lloyd in 1981. The remainder cover nearly all of his major works, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, Marvelman, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, From Hell, Lost Girls, and the unfinished Big Numbers. While Moore's personal life and fraught business relations are discussed occasionally, the interviews chosen are principally devoted to Moore's creative practices and techniques, along with his shifting social, political, and philosophical beliefs. As such, Alan Moore: Conversations should add to any reader's enjoyment and understanding of Moore's work.

Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman
  • Author : Joseph Witek
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 1934110124

Art Spiegelman Book Review:

Interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Maus: A Survivor's Tale

Ryan Higa's How to Write Good

Ryan Higa's How to Write Good
  • Author : Ryan Higa
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2017-05-30
  • ISBN : 9780316476478

Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Review:

An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube. With pictures! And illustrations! And, y'know, words. I know you're used to seeing me on the Internet, but here I am, coming at you in book form. You might be asking yourself, A Book? You? Why? Great question! Why did I write a book? Listen, I'm as surprised about it as you are. But I have a story to tell that I believe will help inspire people who are going through tough times to not only persevere through those tough times but to excel in them. And I couldn't be the only YouTuber without a book, could I? So, welcome to Ryan Higa's How to Write Good, by me, Ryan Higa. This is the story of how I went from being a relatively happy kid to being depressed and angry and filled with dark thoughts. This is the story of how I thought I had only one way out of this cruel world. This is the story of how I found a better way. But wait, there's more! You're not only getting my story but you'll also learn how to write good--I mean well--from a college dropout who struggled in basic-level English classes and still became a legit, published Best Sailing Author. (That wasn't a typo. I plan to buy a boat one day...but probably not anytime soon. This book might not cell good.)

Chris Ware

Chris Ware
  • Author : Jean Braithwaite
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 297
  • Relase : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781496809339

Chris Ware Book Review:

Virtuoso Chris Ware (b. 1967) has achieved some noteworthy firsts for comics. The Guardian First Book Award for Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was the first major UK literary prize awarded for a graphic novel. In 2002 Ware was the first cartoonist included in the Whitney Biennial. Like Art Spiegelman or Alison Bechdel, Ware thus stands out as an important crossover artist who has made the wider public aware of comics as literature. His regular New Yorker covers give him a central place in our national cultural conversation. Since the earliest issues of ACME Novelty Library in the 1990s, cartoonist peers have acclaimed Ware's distinctive, meticulous visual style and technical innovations to the medium. Ware also remains a literary author of the highest caliber, spending many years to create thematically complex graphic masterworks such as Building Stories and the ongoing Rusty Brown. Editor Jean Braithwaite compiles interviews displaying both Ware's erudition and his quirky self-deprecation. They span Ware's career from 1993 to 2015, creating a time-lapse portrait of the artist as he matures. Several of the earliest talks are reprinted from zines now extremely difficult to locate. Braithwaite has selected the best broadcasts and podcasts featuring the interview-shy Ware for this volume, including new transcriptions. An interview with Marnie Ware from 2000 makes for a delightful change of pace, as she offers a generous, supremely lucid attitude toward her husband and his work. Candidly and humorously, she considers married life with a cartoonist in the house. Brand-new interviews with both Chris and Marnie Ware conclude the volume.

Dave Sim

Dave Sim
  • Author : Eric Hoffman,Dominick Grace
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 271
  • Relase : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781626744202

Dave Sim Book Review:

In 1977, Dave Sim (b. 1956) began to self-publish Cerebus, one of the earliest and most significant independent comics, which ran for 300 issues and ended, as Sim had planned from early on, in 2004. Over the run of the comic, Sim used it as a springboard to explore not only the potential of the comics medium but also many of the core assumptions of Western society. Through it he analyzed politics, the dynamics of love, religion, and, most controversially, the influence of feminism—which Sim believes has had a negative impact on society. Moreover, Sim inserted himself squarely into the comic as Cerebus’s creator, thereby inviting criticism not only of the creation, but also of the creator. What few interviews Sim gave often pushed the limits of what an interview might be in much the same way that Cerebus pushed the limits of what a comic might be. In interviews Sim is generous, expansive, provocative, and sometimes even antagonistic. Regardless of mood, he is always insightful and fascinating. His discursive style is not conducive to the sound bite or to easy summary. Many of these interviews have been out of print for years. And, while the interviews range from very general, career-spanning explorations of his complex work and ideas, to tightly focused discussions on specific details of Cerebus, all the interviews contained herein are engaging and revealing.

Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones
  • Author : Chuck Jones
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 1578067294

Chuck Jones Book Review:

Chuck Jones: Conversations brings to life the legendary Warner Bros. artist who helped shape the history of American animation, defining our impressions of such characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Pepé le Pew. These interviews span more than thirty years, beginning with a 1968 conversation in which Jones (1912-2002) shares the spotlight with science fiction giant Ray Bradbury. Throughout, the interviews illustrate the development of Jones's career, including shifts that came after the Warner Bros. animation unit closed in the early 1960s-from the uncertain years of American animation during that decade and the 1970s through the "rediscovery" of Jones and Hollywood studio animation during the 1980s and 1990s. Jones candidly discusses his aesthetic sensibilities, providing tips for aspiring animators and describing Warner Bros. animation in its heyday. Jones was an art college graduate who struggled through the Depression, trying to establish himself within the Hollywood industry. In these conversations he emerges as a witty raconteur and a well-read, inspiring advocate for animation art, intent on nurturing future generations of animators. Jones recalls vividly the Golden Age of studio animation from the 1930s to the 1950s, including his connections with the Walt Disney studio and United Productions of America. With pleasure, insight, and depth, he describes his family and early life as well as his post-Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies days. These interviews reveal Jones's struggles as an artist, the many influences upon him, and the creative process that made him famous. This volume contains previously unpublished material along with classic interviews. Maureen Furniss, Savannah, Georgia, professor of animation and film at Savannah College of Art and Design, is the founding editor and publisher of Animation Journal. She is the author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics, and her work has appeared in many periodicals.

Carl Barks

Carl Barks
  • Author : Carl Barks
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 1578065011

Carl Barks Book Review:

Interviews with the Disney artist who created Scrooge McDuck and many well-loved comic books Disney artist Carl Barks (1901-2000) created one of Walt Disney's most famous characters, Scrooge McDuck. Barks also produced more than 500 comic book stories. His work is ranked among the most widely circulated, best-loved, and most influential of all comic book art. Although the images he created are known virtually everywhere, Barks was an isolated storyteller, living in the desert of California and preferring to labor without public fanfare during most of his career. He created work of such exceptional quality that he was accorded the greatest autonomy of any Disney artist. He is the only comic book artist ever to receive a Disney Legends award. The influence of Barks's work on such filmmakers as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and on such artists as Gottfried Helnwein has extended Barks's significance far beyond the boundaries of comics. After Barks's death at the age of ninety-nine, Roy Disney praised him for his "brilliant artistic vision." Carl Barks: Conversations is the only comprehensive collection of Barks's interviews. It ranges chronologically from the very first one (with Malcolm Willits, the fan who uncovered Barks's identity) to the artist's final conversations with Donald Ault in the summer of 2000. In between are interviews conducted by J. Michael Barrier, Edward Summer, Bruce Hamilton, and others. Several of these interviews are published here for the first time. Ault's friendship with Barks, ranging over a period of thirty years, provides an unusually intimate resource not only for standard q&a interviews but also for casual conversations in informal settings. Carl Barks: Conversations reveals previously unknown information about the life, times, and opinions of one of the master storytellers of the twentieth century. Donald Ault, a professor of English at the University of Florida, is the author of Narrative Unbound: Re-Visioning William Blake's The Four Zoas and Visionary Physics: Blake's Response to Newton. His work has been published in Studies in Romanticism, The Wordsworth Circle, Modern Philology, and The Comics Journal.

Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. Schulz
  • Author : M. Thomas Inge
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 1578063051

Charles M. Schulz Book Review:

A collection of interviews that reflect on the life and work of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.