Comic Art Propaganda

A Graphic History

Fredrik Strömberg with a Foreword by Peter Kuper

St. Martin's Griffin

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As one of the most effective and powerful forms of communication, it comes as no surprise that comic art has been misappropriated by governments, self-interest groups, do-gooders, and sinister organizations to spread their message.  World War II comic book propaganda-with Superman, Batman, and Captain America raising war bonds, and bashing cartoon Japanese and Germans-was so ubiquitous that there was barely a US comic untainted by the war effort.  The sub-textual sequential art continued well into the Ciold War, with both sides producing comics extolling themselves and defaming the enemy.   This book is a fascinating visual history of some of the most outrageous, and unbelievable and politically charged comics ever published. 

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Fredrik Strömberg with a Foreword by Peter Kuper

Fredrik Stromberg is a journalist, author, and historian, who has studied comics since the early 1990s.  He writes regularly for newspapers and magazines about comics, heads the Comic Art School of Sweden, and sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Comic Art. 

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Comic Art Propaganda
A Graphic History
Fredrik Strömberg with a Foreword by Peter Kuper

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312596798
ISBN10: 0312596790
8 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, 176 pages, Includes 300 color illustrations throughout
$19.99
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