Good Girl Art

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Hermes, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 176 pages
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  • Noted comics historian Ron Goulart has produced the final word on good girls in the comic books with Good Girl Art. Chronicling the history of the good girl in comics from the beginning, in the comic book sweatshops of the late 1930s, through the war years, the 1950s, to the present. Good Girl Art also covers the many outstanding European comic artists to embrace the use of the good girl in their comics. Good Girl Art covers the publishers, comic books and artists. With insights that only Goulart can provide, readers are given an in-depth and behind-the-scenes history of good girl art in the comics. Good Girl Art also uses rarely seen original artwork by such legendary comic artists as Matt Baker, Lee Elias, Frank Cho, Adam Hughes, Joe Chiodo and Dave Stevens. Not only is Good Girl Art informative and fun to read, it is truly a pleasure to look at with over 200 illustrations.

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About the author (2007)

Ron Goulart was born on January 13, 1933 in Berkeley, CA. Goulart has been a professional writer for over forty years and has published over 180 books. He is best-known for his mystery and science fiction books and is also considered the leading authority on comic books and strips. Goulart has been nominated twice for the Edgar Award. His first nomination was in the category of Best Original Paperback for his novel, After Things Fell Apart, in 1971. He was nominated again in 1989 in the category of Best Critical / Biographical work for his non-fiction work, The Dime Detectives. He also writes under the pseudonyms: Kenneth Robeson, Frank S. Shawn, Joseph Silva, and Con Steffanson.

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