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Disaster Drawn

Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674504516

Publication Date: 01/12/2016

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376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

35 color illustrations, 31 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • A Note on the Figures
  • Introduction: Seeing New
  • 1. Histories of Visual Witness
  • 2. Time, Space, and Picture Writing in Modern Comics
  • 3. I Saw It and the Work of Atomic Bomb Manga
  • 4. Maus’s Archival Images and the Postwar Comics Field
  • 5. History and the Visible in Joe Sacco
  • Coda: New Locations, New Forms
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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