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810 - Book of Kells [Illuminated Manuscript]. <br />
Source Copy University of Chicago
810 Book of Kells [Illuminated Manuscript] -Source Copy University of Chicago 1665 Aesop’s Fables [Metal Etching Print] -Source Copy EEBO -Etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar -Published by John Ogilby 1733 Opera of Horace [Metal Engraving Print ] -Source…
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Excerpt from Understanding Comics (1993).
Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, endorses McCloud's book with this dazzling review: “Understanding Comics is quite simply the best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered. With this book Scott…
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Window display at a brick-and-mortar comic book store.
"Releasing new comics digitally, goes the theory, would erode the shops’ customer base. So sacrosanct is this tenet that in November 2010, when Marvel accidentally released the second issue of Ultimate Comics Thor digitally a week before it was…
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A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories: A Graphic Novel
Will Eisner used the term 'graphic novel' to describe his book-length comic, A Contract with God, which is a collection of text and fixed image narratives portraying the grittiness and poverty of life in the Bronx during the mid-1930s. Eisner's work…
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The pyramid at The Louvre Museum in Paris.
"The rewards are great, but without the burden of conscience resulting from having done someone in. If you win, it is because you have parlayed the hours spent in the attic by finding a world full of prototypes of yourself who keep you in gilded…
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Superman, 1930s
The WWB was created upon request by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It paired writers with government and non-government agencies to write propaganda that would aid the Allied forces during World War II. The Pulp Writer's Committee created…
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Kraft Process
Based on the invention of the recovery boiler, which allows pulping to take place as a closed-cycle system, the Kraft Process for pulp paper making becomes more efficient than other chemical processes. The recovery boiler collects the used chemicals,…
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Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics, 1933
The first modern American comic book, Famous Funnies, demonstrates that there is a widespread consumer market for text and fixed image media. Marketing of comic books begins in earnest, and is primarily directed at young men and boys. In the 1940s…
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Front cover Amazing Stories: Volume 1.
Compelling narratives became widely available as soon as cheap paper made mass production affordable. Through the speculative fiction pulp magazine, Gernsback encouraged the development of imagined communities that revolved around the commonality of…
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Pulp Bleaching
Chemical wood pulp paper is longer lasting and more durable than unprocessed wood pulp paper. Manufacturers used caustic chemicals, originally sulfites, to break down the wood fibers and remove the lignin from the pulp. Chemical pulping made for…
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The Yellow Kid, 1896
While there were plenty of earlier illustrations and editorial cartoons published in newspapers, The Yellow Kid is widely recognized as the first American comic strip. It is particularly noted for its early use of text bubbles and recurring…
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