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Comic books such as Batman, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk are a rich source for Hollywood blockbusters but what has Hollywood done for comics and what will the creators of comics do when the adaptation booms ends? The essay also covered film versions of alternative comics (American Splendor, Ghost World, etc.) and the way in which synergistic marketing has changed the media landscape.
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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).
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Deposited By:||Roger Sabin|
|Deposited On:||29 Sep 2010 11:30|
|Last Modified:||19 Jul 2012 20:18|