The best American comics 2008

Book Cover
Average Rating
Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Pub. Date:
This newest edition to the Best American Series--"A genuine salute to comics" (Houston Chronicle)--returns with a set of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Lynda Barry and and brand new series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden--acclaimed cartoonists in their own right-- have sought out the best stories culled from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web to create this cutting-edge collection "perfect for newbies as well as fans"--The San Diego Union Tribune. This newest volume features luminaries like Chris Ware, Seth, and Alison Bechdel alongside Paul Pope's "Batman" and beloved daily cartoonists like Matt Groening.Lynda Barry is a writer and cartoonist whose comic strip, “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” celebrates its 30th year in print in 2007. She is a recipient of the Washington State Governor's Award for her novel, The Good Times are Killing Me, which she adapted into a long-running off-broadway play. The New York Times called her second novel, Cruddy, “A work of terrible beauty”. She received the 2003 William Eisner award for Best Graphic Album and an American Library Association Alex award for her book, One! Hundred! Demons!. She lives and works in southern Wisconsin.Jessica Abel is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida, as well as two collections of stories and drawings from her comic zine Artbabe. Matt Madden is a cartoonist and author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Their textbook about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, is forthcoming.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 71add51e-9132-2671-a56d-c4e85659ed80
full_title best american comics 2008
author edited and with an introduction by lynda barry
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-11-28 04:49:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Abel, Jessica., Barry, Lynda, 1956-, Madden, Matt.
author2-role Abel, Jessica., Barry, Lynda,1956-, Madden, Matt.
available_at_arlington Central, Shirlington
collection_arlington Graphic Novels
detailed_location_arlington Central Graphic Novels, Shirlington Graphic Novels
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 71add51e-9132-2671-a56d-c4e85659ed80
isbn 9780618989768
item_details ils:.b12958062|.i13754610|Shirlington Graphic Novels|GRAPH 741.5973 BESTA 2008|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 02, 2016|sang||, ils:.b12958062|.i13754622|Central Graphic Novels|GRAPH 741.5973 BESTA 2008|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 27, 2017|cang||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington GRAPH 741.5973 BESTA 2008
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central, Shirlington
primary_isbn 9780618989768
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b12958062|Book|Books||English|Houghton Mifflin Co.,|2008.|xx, 324 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b12958062|.i13754610|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b12958062|.i13754622|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
title_display The best American comics 2008
title_full The best American comics 2008 / edited and with an introduction by Lynda Barry ; Jessica Abel & Matt Madden, series editors
title_short The best American comics 2008