Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art
Place Published: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: University of California Press
Date Published: 2008
Edition: First edition
Condition: As NEW
Book Id: 14232
275 pp. 25.5cm. Illustrated wrappers with green backstrip. From back cover: "Just what is it that makes today's pop culture so different, so appealing? Comics! Cartoons! Anime! Manga! Graphic novels! Video Games! This vibrant book, companion to a landmark exhibition, celebrates the variety and growing significance of visual culture. Stunningly illustrated with eye-popping art, KRAZY! investigates the uniqueness of these forms and the ways they interconnect. Put together by some sense of the genres' most influential artists and cultural producers, it features commentary and interviews with Maus author Art Spiegelman, Sims creator Will Wright and comic artist Seth, along with Tim Johnson (codirector of "Antz" and "Over the Hedge"), Kiyoshi Kusumi (a global authority on manga), media theorist and critic Toshiya Ueno and visual arts curator Bruce Grenvill. This groundbreaking volume crosses boundaries between the printed arts, films and video games and analyzes the reciprocal influence between fields, highlighting the best of each. "KRAZY! is a dizzying introduction to the art forms that will dominate the new century."