Filmish

Filmish

Price
£14.99

Publishing Date
12/11/2015

ISBN
9781910593035

Filmish
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Price
£14.99

Format
Paperback

Publishing Date
12/11/2015

Pages
192 pages

Height
240mm

Width
170mm

Illustrations
Black & White

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781910593035

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Filmish

A Graphic Journey Through Film


Edinburgh-based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. In Filmish, Rosss cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to 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 Trip to the Moon to Aliens. Sitting within the tradition of bestselling non-fiction graphic novels like Scott McClouds Understanding Comics and the Introducing series, Filmish tackles serious issues – sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda – with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.
About the Author(s)
Edward Ross
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.
Reviews
"If Scott McCloud was a movie geek, this is the comic he would make. Educational and entertaining - never the easiest trick to pull off - with breezy artwork and an unpretentious wit, Filmish will fact you 'til you can be facted no more." Comic Heroes (from SFX Magazine)

"Filmish is big on theory, and peppered with quotes from everyone from Jean Baudrillard to Andrei Tarkovsky to Susan Sontag. Yet it remains a wonderfully breezy read thanks to its neat and appropriate marriage of words and pictures." James Smart, The Guardiant

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