Jeremy Dauber & Abraham Riesman

Photo of Jeremy DauberPhoto of Abraham RiesmanLive via Zoom: 

Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 PM ET 
Book Launch: Jeremy Dauber presents American Comics: A History
In conversation with Abraham Riesman

In the midst of a zeitgeist saturated with media derived from comics, Jeremy Dauber “brilliantly excavates the story of this art form—warts and all—from its origins right up to the twenty-first century, and strikes cartoon gold” (Peter Kuper). Dauber concentrates not only on the epic figures and mythic origins of the comics we know and love, but also on those stories and people pushed to the margins, creating a rich chronicle of the last 150 years of American history through the lens of its comics strips, political cartoons, superheroes, graphic novels, and more. Joined in conversation by Abraham Riesman, journalist and author of True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, Dauber takes us on a stroll through his telescopic history of a beloved and complex medium.

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Jeremy Dauber photo credit: Tilly Blair
Abraham Riesman photo credit: S.I. Rosenbaum

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 7:30pm

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NY
American Comics: A History Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393635607
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 16th, 2021

Dauber’s story shows not only how comics have changed over the decades but how American politics and culture have changed them. Throughout, he describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell. Striking and revelatory, American Comics is a rich chronicle of the last 150 years of American history through the lens of its comic strips, political cartoons, superheroes, graphic novels, and more.


Jewish Comedy: A Serious History Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356298
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 23rd, 2018

“Dauber deftly surveys the whole recorded history of Jewish humour.” —Economist


True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593135716
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Crown - February 16th, 2021

The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost


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