Abstract

Using the notion of “autographics,” this essay examines how Will Eisner, in Life, in Pictures (2007) and Yoshihiro Tatsumi, in A Drifting Life (2009), deploy the graphic form to illustrate the development of graphic art, incorporating the story of their artistic trajectory with a critical look at the development of the medium in their time. The texts become exceptional documents that trace the interconnections among politics, society, art, economy, and idealism in the United States and Japan before and after the Second World War.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 253-276
Launched on MUSE
2011-11-23
Open Access
No
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