NEON VISIONS COMICS OF HOWARD CHAYKIN SC
(W) Brannon Costello (A/CA) Howard Chaykin
In the 1980s, Howard Chaykin broke new ground in American comic books with a series of formally innovative, iconoclastic works that turned the traditional action-adventure tales of mainstream comics into a platform for personal expression, political engagement, and aesthetic experimentation. His original creations American Flagg!
, and the notorious Black Kiss
, along with his reshaping of familiar titles like The Shadow
, generated acclaim and often controversy as they challenged expectations of the visual design and subject matter permissible in popular comics. In Neon Visions
, Brannon Costello offers the first book-length critical evaluation of Chaykin's work and confronts the blind spots in comics scholarship that consign this seminal artist to the margins.
In Shops: Feb 07, 2018