Alan Moore, Out from the Underground: Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent (Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels) (Paperback)

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Alan Moore, Out from the Underground: Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent (Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels) (Paperback)

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This book explores Alan Moore's career as a cartoonist, as shaped by his transdisciplinary practice as a poet, illustrator, musician and playwright as well as his involvement in the Northampton Arts Lab and the hippie counterculture in which it took place. It traces Moore's trajectory out from the underground comix scene of the 1970s and into a commercial music press rocked by the arrival of punk. In doing so it uncovers how performance has shaped Moore's approach to comics and their political potential. Drawing on the work of Bertolt Brecht, who similarly fused political dissent with experimental popular art, this book considers what looking strangely at Alan Moore as cartoonist tells us about comics, their visual and material form, and the performance and politics of their reading and making.

Maggie Gray is Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, London, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9783319882604
ISBN-10: 3319882600
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 24th, 2018
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels