World Comics: The Basics (Paperback)

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World Comics: The Basics approaches the history of comic books as a global one, one that includes the physical transmigration of artists and their styles and worldviews from one place to another, and increasingly includes the active participation of creators and editors in the publishing and translating of comic books across time, languages, cultures and communities. In this accessible guide, Aldama demonstrates that while each country has it's own particular comics tradition such as Franco-Belgian bande dessin es, Japanese manga, Italian fumetti, Spanish tebeos, Latin American historietas, German comicbuch, Filipino komiks, Korean manhwa, and Chinese lianhuanhua, among others, taken as a whole they make up a vibrant and transformative world republic of comics.

About the Author

Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of LASER and the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 24 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138088207
ISBN-10: 113808820X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 31st, 2026
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Basics