This chapter featured a critical interview with filmmaker/cartoonist Terry Gilliam, and took in his work on 'Help!' Magazine, his influences from the American underground comix tradition (especially Robert Crumb) and his admiration for the Francophone comics scene. The interview also probed Gilliam’s politics in relation to the 1960s counterculture.
|Type of Research:||Book Section|
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Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.
Currently completing one book and co-authoring two others. The sole-authored book is about 19th century ‘funny papers’/comics, and in particular the character 'Ally Sloper', the first comics superstar. The other two concern TV crime drama: one is about The Wire, and one about the history of the genre. Also, various smaller-scale projects involving comics, graphic novels, manga and other areas listed above.
Previous books include: As Author: Comics, Comics and Graphic Novels (Phaidon); Adult Comics: An Introduction (Routledge); The Lasting of the Mohicans (University Press of Mississippi – co-authored with Martin Barker). As Editor: Punk Rock: So What? (Routledge); Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics 1976-Now (Codex - with Teal Triggs); The Movie Book (Phaidon – with Michael Newton).
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|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Deposited By:||Roger Sabin|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2010 10:08|
|Last Modified:||10 Jan 2012 09:46|