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by Fredrik Stromberg,Charles Johnson

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Fredrik Stromberg,Charles Johnson
ISBN: 1560975466
ISBN13: 978-1560975465
Language: English
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 160
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Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History Hardcover – August 1, 2003. This book is somewhat disappointing on a couple of grounds.

Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History Hardcover – August 1, 2003. by Fredrik Stromberg (Author), Charles Johnson (Foreword). For one thing, Stromberg only uses one panel from each of the comics he discusses, thus the reader has a difficult time getting these particular comics in full context (although his accompanying notes are good). This and (as Charles Johnson noted in his prologue), the "Negro Comics" of Black newspapers of the 1900s are given somewhat short shrift as a means of comparison.

The book Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History, published by Fantagraphics Books in the US, was nominated for an Eisner Award. Since 1999 Strömberg has been one of the headmasters for Serieskolan i Malmö (the Comics Art School of Malmö), a school which has trained comics artists like Niklas Asker (Second Thoughts) and Mathias Elftorp (Piracy is Liberation).

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Start by marking Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I liked that Johnson called out author Fredrik Stromberg and other critics for swooni This small volume presents an overview of black images in the comics, with the focus primarily on . Not surprisingly, the images are often disconcerting, disturbing, and offensive. Among the books he has written are the Eisner nominated Black Images in the Comics, The Comics Go to Hell, Swedish Comics History and Comic Art Propaganda.

Endlessly browsable illustrated journey through comics' history of radical portrayals both good and bad, now in softcover

Endlessly browsable illustrated journey through comics' history of radical portrayals both good and bad, now in softcover. This book spotlights over 100 comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world over the last century, and the result is a fascinating journey to, if not enlightenment, then at least away from the horrendous caricatures of yore

by Fredrik Strömberg and Charles R. Johnson.

by Fredrik Strömberg and Charles R. This book spotlights over 100 comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world over the last century, and the result is a fascinating journey to, if not enlightenment, then at least away from the horrendous caricatures of yore.

And now Fantagraphics is putting back in print a key work examining that strained relationship, Fredrik Stromberg's Eisner-nominated Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History. The foreword by the author of Middle Passage, Charles R. Johnson, adds much to the overall understanding of the book.

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Black History Comics – A Reading List. BAYOU – 2010, by Jeremy Love. Endlessly browsable illustrated journey through comics’ history of radical portrayals both good and bad.

This book spotlights over 100 comic strips, comic books, and graphic .

This book spotlights over 100 comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world over the last century, and the result is a fascinating journey to, if not enlightenment, then at least away from the horrendous caricatures of yore. The book is augmented by a context-setting introduction, an extensive source list and bibliography, and a foreword by Charles R. Johnson, the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and winner of the National Book Award for his 1990 novel Middle Passage. Format Paperback 304 pages.

Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History

Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History. Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History. Issue Number: HC Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Cover: Holiday 2003, 1. 5 Origin: United States, English Format: Black & White, Hardcover, 160 pages.

Provides a chronological survey of the image of blacks in comic strips from the antebellum period to the present, looking at American and European respresentations of black people, as well as works from Africa, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
Comments to eBook Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History
Bloodray
This book is somewhat disappointing on a couple of grounds. For one thing, Stromberg only uses one panel from each of the comics he discusses, thus the reader has a difficult time getting these particular comics in full context (although his accompanying notes are good). This and (as Charles Johnson noted in his prologue), the "Negro Comics" of Black newspapers of the 1900s are given somewhat short shrift as a means of comparison. Cartoons dealing with the portrayal of Africans as simian-like savages are used so frequently that the point that this stereotype was common among cartoonists is beaten to the ground.
These flaws aside, it's a good introduction to the subject of Black protrayals in the cartoons. Aaron McGruder (of "Boondocks" fame) wrote his college thesis on this subject, cartoonist Tim Jackson has a website on vintage Black cartoons, and B. Keith Murphy who is a professor at Ft. Valley State University (Georgia) have also done research on this topic. I hope this book encourages them to publish their studies.
Purestone
This is a small book (about the size of a paperback) that packs a lot of information. Each page gives a sample cartoon and the facing page gives a one page write up. I found this to b informative and a very unique work; giving a lot of insight into the evolution of comics within the context of cultural prejudices and stereotypes. i highly recommend this for anyone with an interest in the history of comics.
Simple fellow
I had met the author of this book at a major comic book convention and was very interested in the topic. I learned a great deal about comic images from all over the world. It has become a valuable part of my research library on this topic.
Thetalune
Reading this book was great. Being a Black female cartoonist I have to update myself of the history of my people to separate the negative stereotypes to make positive characters to never repeat the harsh lessons of how White Supremacy has controlled, put fear, hatred, & misunderstanding tones of people of African descent for hundred years to world to see at least few a Black cartoonists take controlled of what a people are actually like to a daily bases from race, everyday situations, changes & functioning, and what the future would hold for the next years to come.
Xisyaco
I enjoyed reading the book, I always had an interest in comics growing up.

I would very much like for you to suggest to me any similar reading material.
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