Comic books

Marvel Worldwide Inc, 2015

The art of the comic book, or the comic book as art?

June 23, 2016

Arts, Comic books:

Comic books have come a long way since their first appearance in America in the 1930s. You can start exploring our growing collection with these beautiful artist’s editions of some iconic titles.

Norman Lindsay,  c.1918

Art on the Front Line: lest we forget

April 24, 2015

Arts, Comic books, Visual arts:

Australian artists have fallen-in with our fighting forces since colonial times, witnessing, reporting and questioning all aspects of war.

New ebooks in Arts: Zines, would you believe

New ebooks in Arts: Zines, would you believe

May 25, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Music, New books, Popular music:

A lot of people involved in the zine community would say that digitising zines takes away something intrinsic – the kinesthetic and unique appreciation of the physical object – and… Read More ›

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

April 19, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Film, New books, Visual arts:

Some of you may have noticed that there have been a growing number of ebooks appearing in the catalogue. Many of you, however, may not. For all of the amazing… Read More ›

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

December 6, 2013

Arts, Comic books, Film, Music, New books:

  Jazz covers: Joaquim Paulo, edited by Julius Wiedemann   Taschen certainly know a thing or two about producing visually exuberant books, and when the subject matter is jazz album-cover… Read More ›

That’s why they’re called the “funny pages”! A favourite thing…..

That’s why they’re called the “funny pages”! A favourite thing…..

November 7, 2012

Arts, Comic books:

An occasional series highlighting a favourite item from the collection. Forgotten fantasy, Sunday comics 1900-1915 : visions from Lyonel Feininger, Winsor McCay and many more: edited by Peter Maresca  … Read More ›

New books: culture can be popular, popular can be culture……

New books: culture can be popular, popular can be culture……

October 19, 2012

Arts, Comic books, Music, New books, Popular music, Visual arts:

 Our hero: Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven Tom De Haven is the author of a very beautiful and surprising novel about Superman/Clark Kent’s early years in Depression-era America,… Read More ›

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

April 24, 2012

Arts, Comic books, New books, Painting, Popular music, Theatre:

A mixed bag of new books in Arts; could you ask for anything more? Florence Young and the golden years of Australian musical theatre by Frank Van Straten When I… Read More ›

Pictures on the wall, on the page and on the street

Pictures on the wall, on the page and on the street

April 10, 2012

Arts, Comic books, New books, Photography, Visual arts:

This week on the new books shelf, pictures in all forms telling all kinds of stories: Tapestry in the Baroque : new aspects of production and patronage edited by Thomas… Read More ›

These are a few more of my favourite things…..

These are a few more of my favourite things…..

August 15, 2011

Arts, Comic books, Music, Painting:

Yet more self-indulgence on my part! All-star Superman written by Grant Morrison ; pencilled by Frank Quitely Some comic book characters come and go, but Superman appears to be eternal and… Read More ›