Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film by Edward RossFilmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film by Edward Ross

Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film

byEdward Ross

Paperback | November 3, 2015

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2017 ALA/YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens Award Winner

Cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favorite movies. In Filmish, Ross’s cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme—the body, architecture, language—and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Tripto the Moon to Top Gun. Like other bestselling nonfiction graphic novels such as Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, Filmish tackles serious issues—sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda—with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.
Edward Ross is a comic book artist, writer, and illustrator. Working alongside Dr. James Hall, he has created many science-themed comics for universities, museums, charities, and research bodies. Ross is a film studies graduate and regularly leads workshops in comic book creation. He lives in Edinburgh.
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Title:Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:199 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.62 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910593036

ISBN - 13:9781910593035

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun! This book is great and the drawings are really funny. It shows the history of film, done in graphic novel format - great for any film fan!
Date published: 2017-04-03

Editorial Reviews

“It’s probably the first graphic novel in history to include the phrase, ‘As James Naremore posits . . . ‘ or, ‘As cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek puts it . . . ‘”