In this Book

summary
One of the most distinctive voices in mainstream comics since the 1970s, Howard Chaykin (b. 1950) has earned a reputation as a visionary formal innovator and a compelling storyteller whose comics offer both pulp-adventure thrills and thoughtful engagement with real-world politics and culture. His body of work is defined by the belief that comics can be a vehicle for sophisticated adult entertainment and for narratives that utilize the medium's unique properties to explore serious themes with intelligence and wit.Beginning with early interviews in fanzines and concluding with a new interview conducted in 2010 with the volume's editor, Howard Chaykin: Conversations collects widely ranging discussions from Chaykin's earliest days as an assistant for such legends as Gil Kane and Wallace Wood to his recent work on titles including Dominic Fortune, Challengers of the Unknown, and American Century. The book includes 35 line illustrations selected from Chaykin, as well. As a writer/artist for outlets such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Heavy Metal, he has participated in and influenced many of the major developments in mainstream comics over the past four decades. He was an early pioneer in the graphic novel format in the 1970s, and his groundbreaking sci-fi satire American Flagg! was an essential contribution to the maturation of the comic book as a vehicle for social commentary in the 1980s.>

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xiv
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xv-xx
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Howie Chaykin Unmasked!
  2. pp. 3-13
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Chaykin Tapes
  2. pp. 14-25
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. The Howard Chaykin Interview
  2. pp. 26-38
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 39-56
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Howard Chaykin: Heading for Time[sup(2)]
  2. pp. 57-78
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Howard Chaykin Puts It All Back Together Again
  2. pp. 79-108
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Howard Chaykin: Home on the Plexus Range
  2. pp. 109-115
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. RRRRRRED[sup(2)]
  2. pp. 116-120
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 121-129
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Writer/Artist: Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 130-163
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Real World Bravado
  2. pp. 164-171
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. An Interview with . . . Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 172-180
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Sting of the Scorpion
  2. pp. 181-187
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Still Chaykin After All These Years: A Life in American Comics
  2. pp. 188-241
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. My Lunch with Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 242-249
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. An Afternoon with Howard Chaykin
  2. pp. 250-288
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-301
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781604739763
Related ISBN
9781604739756
MARC Record
OCLC
712016223
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.