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Dreaming of a Face Like Ours
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Dreaming of a Face Like Ours
William H. Foster's exhibit on the "Changing Image of Blacks in Comics" has been displayed at a number of venues across the country, including Temple University's Paley Library, the 1998 Comic-Con International Comic Arts Conference, and the 2000 Festival of Arts and Ideas. He also has presented his research at the 2001 bi-annual conference of The International Association for Media and History in Leipzig, Germany and at the 2002 Conference on Analyzing Series & Serial Narrative at John Moores University in Liverpool, England. He is the author of Looking for a Face like Mine published in 2005 by Fine Tooth Press. Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly and PW Comics Weekly writes, "Professor Bill [Foster]'s work collecting class comics featuring black characters as well as his traveling exhibition on the depictions of black Americans in comics books, is a singular and important American historical legacy. There simply isn't anyone else that can equal his knowledge about African American cartooning or his passion for his subject." This second collection of essays, interviews, commentary, and encyclopedic information provides the singlemost valuable resource for readers determined to see the dream of countless African-American comic readers a reality.
Available at: Amazon.com
General Information: Paperback: 114 pages
Publisher: Fine Tooth Press L.L.C. (July 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982200927
ISBN-13: 978-0982200926
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
 

Looking for a Face Like Mine
Description:
Looking For a Face Like Mine
Superman, Spiderman, and the X-Men. To Professor William H. Foster III, comic books are serious stuff and definitely not just for kids. Though many fantastic tales have been told through the pages of comic strips and comic books, some of the most interesting and least told stories, according to Foster, are about the changing image of Black people in American society. If art imitates life, cartoon and comic art might seem an unusual mirror in which to view society. But to Professor Foster, a long time historian, lecturer, and fan, comics are a source of scholarly research and just plain fun. This book represents a collection of his published essays, articles, and interviews that explore the historical portrayal of people of color in the world of comics. Professor Foster has been an expert commentator for both CNN News and National Public Radio. His exhibit on the "Changing Image of Blacks in Comics" has been displayed at a number of venues across the country.
Available at: Amazon.com
General Information: Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Fine Tooth Press L.L.C. (June 28, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0976665247
ISBN-13: 978-0976665243
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.4 inches