Michael Allred: Conversations (Conversations with Comic Artists Series)

University Press of Mississippi

Published by University Press of Mississippi, 2015
ISBN 10: 1496803264 / ISBN 13: 9781496803269
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4 avg rating
(1 ratings)

Synopsis:

Michael Allred (b. 1962) stands out for his blend of spiritual and philosophical approaches with an art style reminiscent of 1960s era superhero comics, which creates a mixture of both postmodernism and nostalgia. His childhood came during an era where pop art and camp embraced elements of kitsch and pastiche and introduced them into the lexicon of popular culture. Allred's use of both in his work as a cartoonist on his signature comic book Madman in the early 1990s offset the veiled autobiography of his own spiritual journey through Mormonism and struggles with existentialism.

Thematically, Allred's work deals heavily with the afterlife as his creations struggle with the grander questions--whether his modern Frankenstein hero Madman, cosmic rock 'n' roller Red Rocket 7, the undead heroine of iZombie (co-created with writer Chris Roberson), or the cast of superhero team book The Atomics. Allred also enjoys a position in the creator-driven generation that informs the current batch of independent cartoonists and has experienced his own brush with a major Hollywood studio's aborted film adaptation of Madman. Allred's other brushes with Hollywood include an independent adaptation of his comic book The G-Men from Hell, an appearance as himself in Kevin Smith's romantic comedy Chasing Amy (where he provided illustrations for a fictitious comic book), the television adaptation of iZombie, and an ongoing relationship with director Robert Rodriguez on a future Madman film.

Michael Allred: Conversations features several interviews with the cartoonist from the early days of Madman's success through to his current mainstream work for Marvel Comics. To read them is to not only witness the ever-changing state of the comic book industry, but also to document Allred's growth as a creative genius.

About the Author: Christopher Irving, Richmond, Virginia, teaches comic book history and media in the Communication Arts Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. His most recent work includes Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (with photographer Seth Kushner), the Graphic NYC web project (www.nycgraphicnovelists.com), and New York Comics: Une visite guidée de la capitale des comics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Michael Allred: Conversations (Conversations...
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
Used Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Grandisbooks
(Neptune, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: VeryGood. Normal wear and tear. Seller Inventory # 314DWN000SYL

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 17.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by University Press of Mississippi (2015)
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2015. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1496803264-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 34.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mike Allred
Published by UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI, United States, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Graphic Novels>History and Criticism. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978149680326900. Seller Inventory # 01978149680326900

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 30.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Irving, Christopher
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9781496803269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by University Press of Mississippi 2015-10-15 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 2015-10-15, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st.. 1496803264 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # LNYM-1496803264

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 38.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by University Press of Mississippi 2015-10-15 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 2015-10-15, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1st.. 1496803264 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POYM-1496803264

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 38.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Irving, Christopher
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2015)
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781496803269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Christopher Irving
Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781496803269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
JVG Books LLC
(Westfield, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1496803264 Brand New.!. Seller Inventory # TRD000026929

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by University Press of Mississippi, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1496803264 ISBN 13: 9781496803269
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Michael Allred stands out for his blend of spiritual and philosophical approaches with an art style reminiscent of 1960s era superhero comics, which creates a mixture of both postmodernism and nostalgia. His childhood came during an era where pop art and camp embraced elements of kitsch and pastiche and introduced them into the lexicon of popular culture. Allred's use of both in his work as a cartoonist on his signature comic book Madman in the early 1990s offset the veiled autobiography of his own spiritual journey through Mormonism and struggles with existentialism.Thematically, Allred's work deals heavily with the afterlife as his creations struggle with the grander questions--whether his modern Frankenstein hero Madman, cosmic rock 'n' roller Red Rocket 7, the undead heroine of iZombie (co-created with writer Chris Roberson), or the cast of superhero team book The Atomics. Allred also enjoys a position in the creator-driven generation that informs the current batch of independent cartoonists and has experienced his own brush with a major Hollywood studio's aborted film adaptation of Madman. Allred's other brushes with Hollywood include an independent adaptation of his comic book The G-Men from Hell, an appearance as himself in Kevin Smith's romantic comedy Chasing Amy (where he provided illustrations for a fictitious comic book), the television adaptation of iZombie, and an ongoing relationship with director Robert Rodriguez on a future Madman film.Michael Allred: Conversations features several interviews with the cartoonist from the early days of Madman's success through to his current mainstream work for Marvel Comics. To read them is to not only witness the ever-changing state of the comic book industry, but also to document Allred's growth as a creative genius. Seller Inventory # AAN9781496803269

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 15 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book