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||Introduction: twenty-first-century comics -- Scott McCloud -- Charles Burns -- Lynda Barry -- Aline Kominsky-Crumb -- Daniel Clowes -- Phoebe Gloeckner -- Joe Sacco -- Alison Bechdel (2006 & 2012) -- Françoise Mouly (2008 & 2010) -- Adrian Tomine -- Art Spiegelman & Chris Ware (2008).
||Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts. For nearly a decade Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and now she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute's in-depth discussions reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes.
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