Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution

Patrick Rosenkranz

Comic books originally created in the 1930s for an audience of children and semi-literate adults, were liberated by an anarchic community of politically determined, socially subversive, stylistically individualistic artists who used the medium identified most closely with Superman, Batman, and funny animals to tackle heretofore taboo subjects such as sex, drugs, politics, history, autobiography, and quotidian reality.
In this new volume, illustrated with hundreds of images by artists such as R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, S. Clay Wilson, Bill Griffith, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Vaughn Bodé, and many others, Patrick Rosenkranz expertly weaves the oral testimony of 50 artists into a 12-year narrative documenting the most fertile art movement in the second half of the 20th century.

status Copy #1 (23642): in
genre Art » Art History
publisher Fantagraphics Books
publish date 2004
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