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  • Picklesby Brian Crane

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1998; US$ 8.99

    A selection of more than 150 of the best daily strips from Brian Crane's hugely popular cartoon Pickles. more...

  • Chef Tellby Ronald Joseph Kule; Regis Philbin; Walter Staib

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    Before the heyday of the Food Network, there was Chef Tell?nickname of Friedemann Paul Erhardt, America?s first TV showman chef. Big on personality and flavor, Chef Tell was once called by Philadelphia magazine the ?affably roguish Bad Boy of the Philadelphia restaurant world.? Chef Tell explores how a young German American chef became America?s... more...

  • Contemporary Comics Storytellingby Karin Kukkonen

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 55.00

    What if fairy-tale characters lived in New York City? What if a superhero knew he was a fictional character? What if you could dispense your own justice with one hundred untraceable bullets? These are the questions asked and answered in the course of the challenging storytelling in Fables , Tom Strong , and 100 Bullets , the three twenty-first-century... more...

  • Anatomie des Comicsby Stephan Packard

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 27.66

    Hauptbeschreibung Was sind Comics? Wie funktionieren sie und wie lassen sich die Unterschiede zwischen verschiedenen Typen von Comics beschreiben? Wieso akzeptieren wir das menschliche Agieren von Enten und Mäusen im Comic, ohne den Text für eine Fabel zu halten? Lassen sich Comics eindeutig gegen Höhlenmalereien und illuminierte Handschriften, gegen... more...

  • Soll das ein Witz sein?by Hellmuth Karasek

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 8.51

    Seit seiner Jugend sammelt Hellmuth Karasek, Journalist und Schriftsteller, Witze in allen Varianten. Diktatorenwitze, jüdische Witze, Arztwitze, Irrenwitze, Männerwitze, Frauenwitze, Elefantenwitze - kein Lebensbereich, der nicht als Witz taugt. Viele davon gibt er in seinem Buch preis. Natürlich interessiert er sich dabei auch für den geistigen... more...

  • Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expertby Marc-Antoine Mathieu

    NBM Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    The next volume in the striking collection in co-publication with the Louvre museum. An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness... more...

  • Ed vs. Yummy Furby Brian Evenson; Tom Kaczynski

    Uncivilized Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A smart and passionate exegesis of Chester Brown's seminal comic book, Yummy Fur . more...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Considering poetological, narratological, and structural viewpoints, Mareike Klein uses close readings to investigate the concepts of color and brilliance in the Song of Roland and King Rother as well as in Willehalm and Herzog Ernst (Version B). Her systematic analysis of discourse on color in heroic epic texts shows how colorfulness... more...

  • It Happens at Comic-Conby Ben Bolling; Matthew J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 125,000 each... more...

  • Die Geburt des fiktionalen Romans aus dem Geiste des Märchensby Fritz Peter Knapp

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 17.03

    Entgegen einer in der Forschung verbreiteten Ansicht kennt die mittelalterliche Poetik sehr wohl die reine Fiktionalität des Erzählens, beschränkt sie aber auf Fabel und Allegorie (?fabula?), wo bildhaft auf die Wirklichkeit verwiesen wird, und empfiehlt sonst deren unmittelbare Repräsentation (?historia?). Das Ergebnis ist aus unserer Sicht Pseudo-Historie,... more...