Monday, 5 September 2011

Inside comic books

Salon.com has carried a fascinating article titled An Inside Look at Comic Books on the history of the comic-book industry that's definitely worth reading. 

It's a set of three articles from the 30s and 40s with photographs of early comics and comic strips, references to published works on comics including Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Wertham (reviled by the comics industry of the time but that's another story); gallery of comic-strip artists, links to a two-part article on the history of comics by M.C. Gaines, the pioneer of the modern comic-book; and rare black-and-white photographs of various phases of comic-book production. Salon has sourced the content from Imprint which claims to be the fastest-growing design community on the web (http://imprint.printmag.com). 

So if you're a big comic-book fan, and I suspect you are, then I strongly recommend that you read this story as well as others behind the links.

You will find the tonic at
http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/09/01/rare_cartoons_imprint


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