Certo che sì. E’ il classico How to read Nancy di Paul Karasik e Mark Newgarden. Ora nuovamente disponibile. Gli autori hanno esaminato dettagliatamente l’opera di Ernie Bushmiller, Nancy, focalizzandosi sulla striscia dell’8 agosto 1959, e ne hanno ricavato un tomo decisamente interessante sul linguaggio del fumetto. Se ti occupi di fumetto, non vorrai perdertelo. Anche in versione digitale.
Ecco la presentazione ufficiale:
The authors use a single three-panel Nancy strip to explain how the medium of comics works.
Everything that you need to know about reading, making, and understanding comics can be found in a single Nancy strip by Ernie Bushmiller from August 8, 1959. Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden’s groundbreaking work How to Read Nancy ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single strip. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the comics medium really works. No other book of any kind has taken a single work by any artist and minutely (and entertainingly) pulled it apart like this. How to Read Nancy is a completely new approach towards deep-reading art. In addition, How to Read Nancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore. Textbook, art book, monogram, dissection, How to Read Nancy is a game changer in understanding how the “simplest” drawings grab us and never leave. Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans. Black-and-white Nancy cartoons throughout.