Saturday, October 19, 2019

Latinx Comic Book Storytelling -- by Frederick Aldama, Brings You The Next Wave in the History of Sequential Art! -- SDSU Press

Latinx Comic Book Storytelling Paperback – 2016



Take a deeper look into this "the next wave in History of Sequential Art" by Frederick Aldama. Professor Aldama is Distinguished University Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at the Ohio State University. He is the 2018 recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. He is the award-winning author, co-author, and editor of 40 books. 


Prolific prof Frederick Luis Aldama's latest full-color opus Latinx Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey by Interview features over 100 full-color comic illustrations and captures, via delicious interviews, the next wave in the history of sequential art, with Latinx cartoonist superheroes remaking the space of comics, comix, & graphic narrative, and, simultaneously, changing the pace/face (faster, browner) of art history in the process!

"The US comic’s scene is evolving—along with the rest of the culture—slowly, sometimes painfully, but inexorably towards a greater diversity of readers & creators, of new styles & stories. This book gives us a series of intimate conversations with several generations of Latin@ cartoonists (diverse themselves in their backgrounds and interests) juggling craft and art with heritage and language. These pioneers have their noses to their drawing boards and tablets but they keep their eyes on the larger significance of their work."

—Matt Madden, author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style


Friday, October 18, 2019

SDSU Press presents... POETICS AND VISUALITY: a trajectory of contemporary Brazilian poetry

Allow me to give you a few scenarios in which a vast knowledge of the history and development of Brazilian poetry would benefit you: an uptight dinner party to attend, the powerful feeling of being absolutely certain that you know more about Brazilian poetry than the person sitting next to you on the trolley, a cool party trick that can dupe your friends into thinking you're a literary scholar, being able to appreciate, perhaps even more than you already do, the growth and development Brazilian poetry has gone through.

But we would never encourage such shallow behavior!

In all seriousness, PHILADELPHO MENEZES' POETICS AND VISUALITY is an incredible account of Brazilian poetry and its various transformations throughout history.



Purchase now!! (let me know which scenario you most benefited from :))

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Zaum! The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism (Paperback) -- San Diego State University Press

Zaum!

The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism

Author: Gerald Janecek

 If Dada and the European Avant-garde are your thing, then brace yourself for Gerald Janecek's ZAUM. According to Charlotte Douglas (Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Janecek's Zaum "is an encyclopedic account of zaum or 'beyonsense,' the most distinctive feature of Russian avant-garde art and poetry early in the 20th century. Janecek has mined a myriad of arcane and inaccessible sources, gathered the entire historical record in one place, and made it readable and comprehensible. His account of zaum theory and practice will be indispensable for anyone interested in modern poetry and art. Certainly it will become a standard text for all students of Russian Futurism."