A Study of Cartoon Camelots on Film and Television
This is an exploration of the potent blend of Arthurian legend, cartoon animation, and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present. In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons, televised series and specials, and feature-length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third--all covered in this book--animators... [click here for more]
Essays on the Epic Graphic Satire of Dave Sim and Gerhard
In December 1977, struggling Canadian comic book artist Dave Sim self-published the first issue of Cerebus the Aardvark, a Conan the Barbarian satire featuring a foul-tempered, sword-wielding creature trapped in a human world.
Over the next 26 years, Sim, and later collaborator Gerhard, produced an epic 6,000-page graphic... [click here for more]
The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan.
Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD.
This critical study of Miyazaki's work begins with an analysis of the... [click here for more]