Are comics just kids’ stuff, or are they a window onto our troubled times? In this book, John Newsinger examines 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd strip and asks why it is that the most popular comic strip character in Britain is an authoritarian neo-fascist.
Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody and satire of American culture
"Maus" by Art Spiegelman is a graphic novel completed in 1991. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The book depicts races of humans as different kinds of animals, with Jews as mice, Germans as cats and non-Jewish Poles as pigs.