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[Print] Fredrik Stromberg – Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History

Posted in Art, Print by the.Zoo.keeper on August 16, 2010

Fredrik Stromberg - Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History

Fredrik Stromberg’s Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History examines the manipulative power of a medium all too often dismissed as mere superficial entertainment.

From WWII-era Batman and Superman raising war bonds to girl-power oriented manga and rare, Christianity-heavy Archie strips, the book’s collected images feature ideology-charged visual narratives that show a different platform for the art form. Though featured comics vary in subject from racism and religion to sex and drugs, the range of underlying messages is far more nuanced — and absurd — than the obvious “us versus them” subtext.

now, you can check out Fredrik Stromberg’s website here, learn about comic censorship from fellow historian David Hajdu here, and buy a copy of the book here.

click ‘more‘ for some more though provoking strips.

t.Zoo.k

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  1. Posky said, on August 17, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I am sincerely looking forward to reading it. I have a penchant for twentieth century visual rhetoric.


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