Masterful Marks

Masterful Marks

Cartoonists Who Changed the World

Book - 2014
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"Masterful Marks is a first-of-its-kind collection of graphic biographies of the visionary artists who pioneered the modern era of comics, drawn by today's foremost illustrators and edited by the award-winning creator of the cult-favorite BLAB art books, Monte Beauchamp. In Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World, sixteen award-winning illustrators shed light on the lives of the pioneer artists who most influenced them--and who created the world of modern comic art. Covering comic strips, manga, graphic novels, gag cartoons, children's books, and animation--and featuring such giants as Charles Schulz and the creators of Superman, Walt Disney, Hergé, Charles Addams, Robert Crumb, and Dr. Seuss--Masterful Marks is a tribute to the visionary creators whose work left an indelible mark upon the world. Had it not been for these monumental characters, the billion-dollar cartoon and comics industries would not exist as we know them today. Masterful Marks tells the stories of: * Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (creators of Superman) by Ryan Heshka and Monte Beauchamp * Edward Gorey (celebrated author of children's books) by Greg Clarke * Winsor McCay (animation pioneer) by Nicolas Debon * Charles Schulz (creator of Peanuts) by Sergio Ruzzier * Chas Addams (creator of The Addams Family) by Marc Rosenthal * Jack Kirby (co-creator of Captain America) by Mark Alan Stamaty * Harvey Kurtzman (creator of MAD magazine) by Peter Kuper Masterful Marks is at once a visually stunning portrait of the cartoon world's aesthetic heritage, and a powerful story of how creative vision can change the world"--
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781451649208
Branch Call Number: 741.59 M393b
Characteristics: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Beauchamp, Monte


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Jan 03, 2018

Hit & miss (meh to great) collection by assorted artists with no female examples.
You want to search elsewhere for more serious in-depth biography.
Not for kids because one homage to Hugh Hefner. Enough said.
However, the style so diverse & useful sampler on some cartoonists who were/weren't in the comic industry for the general public.

Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

Innovative cartoonists illustrate brief cartoon biographies of their favorite innovative cartoonists. What could be better? Fun, often surprising, sometimes moving.

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Jan 03, 2018

mammothhawk229e thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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