Northeastern professor takes a closer look at comics
Boston Globe - 01/05/2018
Comics as a form is about “distillation and condensation,” writes Hillary Chute in her probing and engrossing new book, “Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere’’ (Harper).
The book by the Northeastern professor and Cambridge resident details the evolution of the form, scrutinizing early cartoons in newspapers and magazines, the mimeographed pamphlets of the ’zine movement, the rise of the superhero, and why “graphic novel” is a problematic categorization.