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The Best American Comics 2012

by Francoise Mouly (Editor), Jessica Abel (Series editor), Matt Madden (Series editor)

Other authors: Sergio Aragones (Contributor), Jonathan Bennett (Contributor), Chester Brown (Contributor), Michael J. Buckley (Contributor), Charles Burns (Contributor)25 more, Frank Cammuso (Contributor), Scott Chantler (Contributor), David Collier (Contributor), Jordan Crane (Contributor), Joyce Farmer (Contributor), Renee French (Contributor), Sarah Glidden (Contributor), Sammy Harkham (Contributor), Ben Hatke (Contributor), Geoffrey Hayes (Contributor), Jaime Hernandez (Contributor), Jesse Jacobs (Contributor), Nora Krug (Contributor), Michael Kupperman (Contributor), Dakota McFadzean (Contributor), Christoph Niemann (Contributor), Anders Nilsen (Contributor), Gary Panter (Cover artist), Gary Panter (Contributor), David Sandlin (Contributor), Leanne Shapton (Contributor), Adrian Tomine (Contributor), Sara Varon (Contributor), Chris Ware (Contributor), Jim Woodring (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Comics (2012), Best American (2012)

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Collects original comic strips from American authors and illustrators in graphic novels.
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This one is pretty weak ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
This one is pretty weak ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
Awesome comp of some awesome comics. I guess "American" comics means comics from U.S & Canada (and one person living in Germany) but not Mexico & South America. Six of the twenty-four featured adult creators identity themselves as living in Brooklyn, New York. Do humanity a favor the skip the Adrian Tomine section. Chris Ware remains the Borg of comics - completely heartless and evil. I've never liked it when pathology becomes confused with art. As the android Ash says of the Alien, "A perfect organism. It's structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. ... I admire its purity."

Joyce Farmer, Jim Woodring, and Chester Brown are all revelatory though I'm forced to note that Paying For It was an emotional let down but I admire its revolutionary spirit.

If great fiction is based on characterization, Jaime Hernandez remains an American master. ( )
  librarianbryan | Apr 23, 2013 |
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Mouly, FrancoiseEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Abel, JessicaSeries editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Madden, MattSeries editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aragones, SergioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, JonathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, ChesterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckley, Michael J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burns, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cammuso, FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chantler, ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collier, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, JordanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Farmer, JoyceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
French, ReneeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glidden, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harkham, SammyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hatke, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hayes, GeoffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hernandez, JaimeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, JesseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krug, NoraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kupperman, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McFadzean, DakotaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Niemann, ChristophContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nilsen, AndersContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Panter, GaryCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Panter, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sandlin, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shapton, LeanneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomine, AdrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Varon, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ware, ChrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woodring, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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