Alaniz's book soon out as paperback

José Alaniz explores the problematic publication history of komiks--an art form much-maligned as "bourgeois" mass diversion before, during, and after the collapse of the USSR--with an emphasis on the last twenty years. Using archival research, interviews with major artists and publishers, and close readings of several works, Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (now available in a new paperback edition from University of Mississippi Press: ISBN-13: 9781628460506) provides heretofore unavailable access to the country's rich--but unknown--comics heritage.

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