[UCP Books]: Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

“Chute wisely lets each artist take the lead. . . . It’s a fascinating glimpse into a medium swiftly gaining recognition.”Booklist



Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists
Hillary L. Chute
Publication date: April 22, 2014 978-0-226-0944-6
International publication date: May 1, 2014 $26.00/£18.00


“This is a book of great interviews with great cartoonists. The interviews are great because Hillary Chute is great. She knows how cartooning works and she intimately knows the work of the artists she’s interviewing. The interviews are smart, insightful, and very readable. This isn’t dry stuff nor is it fluffy. It’s the real stuff. Anyone interested in the minds of today’s cartooning masters will want to read it.”
Seth, author of Palookaville


It’s no secret that comics have graduated to the mainstream. For people who’ve been reading comics all along, that is definitely a victory. But how did we get here? And what do the best, most prominent, most interesting contemporary cartoonists think about their work, their peers, and their place in culture? For nearly a decade, Hilary Chute has been sitting down with the biggest names in comics art and asking that sort of question, and Outside the Box gathers the best of those interviews—extended conversations with such giants in the field as Art Spiegelman, Lynda Barry, Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Alison Bechdel, and many more. The result is an unparalleled view of an ever-changing art form as seen by its top talents, full of fascinating insights, entertaining anecdotes, and rich analysis, equal parts interesting and inspiring.

Hillary L. Chute is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago and the author of Graphic Women.


Please contact Levi Stahl at (773) 702-0289 or lstahl@press.uchicago.edu for more information.


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