Author : Julie Doucet
ISBN : 0984589201
Genre : Art
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In 2008, the famed director Michel Gondry wrote to legendary cartoonist Julie Doucet - author of My New York Diary - to propose that they make a film together. Little did Gondry and Doucet know that the process itself would be the film and that they'd soon be starring in a 'reality' comic and film of their own devising. They settled on a process that involved inserting the real Julie into a landscape of her own drawings to create a magical, touching film. This archive collects all of Doucet's drawings as well as a DVD of the film, in a deluxe, hardcover volume.
Doucet's third book, her longest and most,ambitious story collected for the first time in,one beautifully produced softcover edition.,Details the events in Doucet's life during a six,month period in 1991 when she packed her bags and,moved to New York to join her new boyfriend in his,upper west side apartment. Doucet effectively,portrays how the initial excitement of their,new beginning gives way to his over bearing,jealousy. Includes 'My First Time' and 'Julie in,Junior College'.
This story is a message to warm the heart of people who were affected by terrorism, war or natural disasters that occurred frequently worldwide and even while living in a safe society are trembling with fear and anxiety because they could not reach to the ones they love. A love unfolding in the art and the fashion world of New York in the 1980s and 2001.What was the determination of Yuko, who was affected in September 11?This love story describes a distance between Tokyo and New York and 13 year of time and the theme is to wait and believe in the life force of loved ones even under painful situations.
Author : Ned Rorem
ISBN : 9781480427709
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the earliest published diaries of Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer recalls a bygone era and its luminaries, celebrates the creative process, and examines the gay culture of Europe and the US during the 1950s One of America’s most significant contemporary composers, Ned Rorem is also widely acclaimed as a diarist of unique insight and refreshing candor. Together, his Paris Diary, first published in 1966, and The New York Diary,which followed a year later, paint a colorful landscape of Rorem’s world and its famous inhabitants, as well as a fascinating self-portrait of a footloose young artist unabashedly drinking deeply of life. In this amalgam of forthright personal reflections and cogent social commentary, unprecedented for its time, Rorem’s anecdotal recollections of the decade from 1951 to 1961 represent Gay Liberation in its infancy as the author freely expresses his open sexuality not as a revelation but as a simple fact of life. At once blisteringly honest and exquisitely entertaining, Rorem’s diaries expound brilliantly on the creative process, following their peripatetic author from Paris to Morocco to Italy and back home to America as he crosses paths with Picasso, Cocteau, Gide, Boulez, and other luminaries of the era. With consummate skill and unexpurgated insight, a younger, wilder Rorem reflects on a bygone time and culture and, in doing so, holds a revealing mirror to himself.
Contributions by Kylie Cardell, Aaron Cometbus, Margaret Galvan, Sarah Hildebrand, Frederik Byrn Køhlert, Tahneer Oksman, Seamus O'Malley, Annie Mok, Dan Nadel, Natalie Pendergast, Sarah Richardson, Jessica Stark, and James Yeh In a self-reflexive way, Julie Doucet's and Gabrielle Bell's comics, though often autobiographical, defy easy categorization. In this volume, editors Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O'Malley regard Doucet's and Bell's art as actively feminist, not only because they offer women's perspectives, but because they do so by provocatively bringing up the complicated, multivalent frameworks of such engagements. While each artist has a unique perspective, style, and worldview, the essays in this book investigate their shared investments in formal innovation and experimentation, and in playing with questions of the autobiographical, the fantastic, and the spaces in between. Doucet is a Canadian underground cartoonist, known for her autobiographical works such as Dirty Plotte and My New York Diary. Meanwhile, Bell is a British American cartoonist best known for her intensely introspective semiautobiographical comics and graphic memoirs, such as the Lucky series and Cecil and Jordan in New York. By pairing Doucet alongside Bell, the book recognizes the significance of female networks, and the social and cultural connections, associations, and conditions that shape every work of art. In addition to original essays, this volume republishes interviews with the artists. By reading Doucet's and Bell's comics together in this volume housed in a series devoted to single-creator studies, the book shows how despite the importance of finding "a place inside yourself" to create, this space seems always for better or worse a shared space culled from and subject to surrounding lives, experiences, and subjectivities.
Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in graphic life narrative, from confession to memoir to biography. The contributors draw on literary theory, visual studies, and cultural history to show how Canadian cartoonists have become so prominent in the international market for comic books based on real-life experiences. The essays explore the visual styles and storytelling techniques of Canadian cartoonists, as well as their shared concern with the spectacular vulnerability of the self. Canadian Graphic also considers the role of graphic life narratives in reimagining the national past, including Indigenous–settler relations, both world wars, and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution. Contributors use a range of approaches to analyze the political, aesthetic, and narrative tensions in these works between self and other, memory and history, individual and collective. An original contribution to the study of auto/biography, alternative comics, and Canadian print culture, Canadian Graphic proposes new ways of reading the intersection of comics and auto/ biography both within and across national boundaries.
Author : Catherine E. Havens
ISBN : 9781557095244
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This diary describes the memories of the author as a ten year old girl growing up in New York City from August 1849 through June 1850. She relates wonderful stories of people and places of old New York as seen through the eyes of a child.
These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism in comics, to the current manga boom.