Book reading: Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Elliot Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 - Google Map

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) provides heretofore unavailable access to the country's rich--but unknown--comics heritage. José Alaniz is associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at the University of Washington.