All the outstanding personalities in the history and world of international comics.
The comic strip is a cultural and artistic phenomenon that belongs exclusively to the 20th century. Today it has become one of the most direct and effective means to interpret and understand social and psychological dynamics, the ideals and experiences, nightmares and myths of the 1900s. Designed for practicality and completeness, like all the books in the “20th Century” series, this book gathers together all the most famous personalities of international comics, presenting authors, origins, the success and spread of the comics phenomenon. The fundamental premise is the great importance of comics not only for amusement and reading, but also in terms of creative invention and artistic approach, giving this genre a leading role in an ideal 20th-century “image bank”.