Comics & Graphic Novels

Zippy the Pinhead

Zippy the Pinhead

Author: Bill Griffith

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606993897

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 204

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In Zippy’s latest collection of daily and color strips (with additional pages!), the tour of “Dingburg” continues; we drop in on dozens of Dingburgers and observe them in their natural habitat. The city “inhabited entirely by pinheads” can be seen as a metaphor for the world we live in today — or not. In any event, we watch as Zippy and his fellow Dingburg residents hunt and bag “Speedy Alka Seltzer,” hear voices in their refrigerators, become addicted to Riboflavin, enjoy fondling newsprint, believe that “wahoo bark” attracts the opposite sex, and worship Joan Rivers.
American wit and humor, Pictorial

Syndicate Sales Kit

Syndicate Sales Kit

Author: Bill Griffith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:50140715

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Fiction

Zippy

Zippy

Author: Bill Griffith

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 0867193654

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 857

A collection of Zippy the Pinhead strips from the early '80s. An excellent introduction Bill Griffith's popular comic strip. From his first appearance in Tales of the Toad, Zippy has lived a true American Success Story.
Performing Arts

Freak Show

Freak Show

Author: Robert Bogdan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226227436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 338

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This cultural history of the travelling freak show in America chronicles the rise and fall of the industry as attitudes about disability evolved. From 1840 until 1940, hundreds of freak shows crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today’s standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative—the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America’s most popular forms of entertainment. Robert Bogdan’s fascinating social history brings to life the world of the freak show and explores the culture that nurtured and, later, abandoned it. In uncovering this neglected chapter of show business, he describes in detail the flimflam artistry behind the shows, the promoters and the audiences, and the gradual evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. Freaks were not born, Bogdan reveals; they were manufactured by the amusement world, usually with the active participation of the freaks themselves. Many of the "human curiosities" found fame and fortune, until the ascent of professional medicine transformed them from marvels into pathological specimens.
Art

Art and Innovation

Art and Innovation

Author: Craig Harris

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262082756

Category: Art

Page: 293

View: 813

Exploring a radical combination of research, art and new media. The idea behind Xerox's interdisciplinary Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is simple: if you put creative people in a hothouse setting, innovation will naturally emerge. PARC's Artist-in-Residence Program (PAIR) brings artists who use new media to PARC and pairs them with researchers who often use the same media, though in different contexts. This is radically different from most corporate support of the arts, where there is little intersection between the disciplines. The result is both interesting art and new scientific innovations. Art and Innovation explores the unique process that grew from this pairing of new media artists and scientists working at the frontier of developing technologies. In addition to discussing specific works created during several long-term residencies, the artists and researchers reveal the similarities and differences in their approaches and perspectives as they engage each other in a search for new methods for communication and creativity. Contributors Marshall Bern, David Biegelsen, Michael Black, Jeanette Blomberg, John Seely Brown, Margaret Crane, Paul De Marinis, Jeanne C. Finley, Rich Gold, Craig Harris, Steve Harrison, David Levy, Constance Lewallen, Dale MacDonald, Judy Malloy, Cathy Marshall, Scott Minneman, John Muse, Susan Newman, Joel Slayton, Lucy Suchman, Randy Trigg, Stephen Wilson, Jon Winet, Pamela Z

SPIN

SPIN

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Page: 88

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
Social Science

Cartoonists, Works, and Characters in the United States Through 2005

Cartoonists, Works, and Characters in the United States Through 2005

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312125

Category: Social Science

Page: 574

View: 253

Provides a comprehensive listing of American cartoonists, their works, characters, and titles, that will enable the growing number of comic art scholars to research the field.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Author: Bill Griffith

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606994825

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 392

View: 951

Bill Griffith is best known as the creator of the Zippy daily comic strip, currently running in over 300 newspapers nationwide, but Zippy was conceived as an underground comix character before he became embraced in the mainstream. Beginning in 1969, Griffith contributed stories to a long list of legendary undergrounds. Lost and Found is not only a collection of these underground comix — hand-picked by the artist himself — but a mini-memoir of the artist’s comix career during the early days of the San Francisco Underground and his nearly twenty year on-again, off-again involvement with Hollywood and TV. This collection from one of the great, pioneering cartoonists also features Griffith’s comics for High Times, The National Lampoon, The San Francisco Examiner and The New Yorker.
Social Science

Illuminating the Dark Side: Evil, Women and the Feminine

Illuminating the Dark Side: Evil, Women and the Feminine

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848880443

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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Evil. Women. The Feminine. The relationships that bring together these three ideas form the basis for the papers gathered together in this volume. By asking how, why, when, and to what purpose these three terms are often linked serves as the starting point of interrogation for each of the authors here considered.
History

Diners Of New England

Diners Of New England

Author: Randy Garbin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811731413

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 213

Maps pinpoint diners' locations and trace routes for scenic drives Comprehensive listings of diners with addresses, phone numbers, and brief descriptions Diner styles and manufacturers Every diner is unique, from its design to its menu, but Randy Garbin knows the heart of a diner is the people who bring it to life day after day. Here he takes readers on a lively trip across the 6 states of New England and offers a sampling of the diners that operate there, focusing on the personalities and communities--and, of course, the cuisine--that make each diner special. Garbin shows that these roadside havens of good food and good people are alive and well.
Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities

The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities

Author: Eduardo Navas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000346725

Category: Social Science

Page: 562

View: 884

In this comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary companion, contributors reflect on remix across the broad spectrum of media and culture, with each chapter offering in-depth reflections on the relationship between remix studies and the digital humanities. The anthology is organized into sections that explore remix studies and digital humanities in relation to topics such as archives, artificial intelligence, cinema, epistemology, gaming, generative art, hacking, pedagogy, sound, and VR, among other subjects of study. Selected chapters focus on practice-based projects produced by artists, designers, remix studies scholars, and digital humanists. With this mix of practical and theoretical chapters, editors Navas, Gallagher, and burrough offer a tapestry of critical reflection on the contemporary cultural and political implications of remix studies and the digital humanities, functioning as an ideal reference manual to these evolving areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of digital humanities, remix studies, media arts, information studies, interactive arts and technology, and digital media studies.
Social Science

Slanted and Enchanted

Slanted and Enchanted

Author: Kaya Oakes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429935722

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 673

A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement. You know the ethos: DIY with a big helping of irony. But what does it really mean to be "indie"? As popular television shows adopt indie soundtracks and the signature style bleeds into mainstream fashion, the quirky individuality of the movement seems to be losing ground. In Slanted and Enchanted, Kaya Oakes demonstrates how this phase is part of the natural cycle of a culture that reinvents itself continuously to preserve its core ideals of experimentation, freedom, and collaboration. Through interviews and profiles of the artists who have spearheaded the cause over the years—including Mike Watt, David Berman, Kathleen Hanna, and Dan Clowes—Oakes examines the collective creativity and cross-genre experimentation that are the hallmarks of this popular lifestyle trend. Her visits to music festivals, craft fairs, and smaller collectives around the country round out the story, providing a compelling portayal of indie life on the ground. Culminating in the current indie milieu of music, crafting, style, art, comics, and zines, Oakes reveals from whence indie came and where it will go next.