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The Best American Comics 2016 by Roz Chast

The Best American Comics 2016 (original 2016; edition 2016)

by Roz Chast (Editor)

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Title:The Best American Comics 2016
Authors:Roz Chast (Editor)
Info:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016), Edition: 2016 ed., 400 pages
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In 2016, now its eleventh year of publication, The Best American Comics, maintains the highest standards as an anthology in pictoliterature. Every year a different guest editor is chosen for the task of selecting excerpts or full works from a wide variety of sources and genres under the direction of a series editor who has changed a few times. The first two years, 2006 and 2007, the series editor was Anne Elizabeth Moore; for the next six years (2008-2013), Jessica Abel and Matt Madden guided the project jointly and, since then, the series editor has been Bill Kartalopoulos. The editorial format has remained uniform. Guest editors make up a veritable roster of eminent figures of the comics field, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Alison Bechdel and Scott McCloud among others. All guest editors have written incisive introductions to the volumes. No specific theme is chosen each year, and the variety of works selected is a clear indication of the good health of the medium and the enormous talent that it enjoys. The latest edition features established authors such as Chris Ware, Joe Sacco and Gabrielle Bell, and newer ones such as Casanova Frankenstein and GG. Yearly anthologies also include a list of distinguished or notable comics published during the period of selection. ( )
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Chast, RozEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kartalopoulos, BillEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baldwin, Taylor-RuthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barry, LyndaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beaton, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, CeceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, GabrielleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bunjevac, NinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elverum, GenevièveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emond, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Esmé, CharContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finck, LianaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frankenstein, CasanovaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Friedman, DrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
GGContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hernandez, GilbertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Katchor, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lapp, DaveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGuire, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ollmann, JoeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poor, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porcellino, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, KeilerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sacco, JoeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schubert, AlexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomine, AdrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ward, LanceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ware, ChrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wertz, JuliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zdon, SophiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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“There’s something thrilling about seeing people invent new ways to tell their story. To me, it’s proof that the art form of comics is healthy: it lives and grows and reinvents itself. It’s alive!”
–Roz Chast, from the Introduction
FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Geneviève Elverum, Ben Katchor, John Porcellino, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Julia Wertz, and others
Roz Chast, guest editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. Her memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist.
Bill Kartalopoulos, series editor, is a comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. He teaches courses about comics at Parsons and at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information please visit: on-panel.com.

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