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BOOK AWARDS: Graphic Details, The Creature Chronicles

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Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews edited by Sarah Lightman is the winner of the Susan Koppleman Award  for  Best Anthology

The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.”

The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy by Tom Weaver, David Schecter, and Steve Kronenberg is the winner of the Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular Culture and American Culture

He was the final addition to Universal’s “royal family” of movie monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With his scaly armor, razor claws and a face only a mother octopus could love, this Amazon denizen was perhaps the most fearsome beast in the history of Hollywood’s Studio of Horrors. But he also possessed a sympathetic quality which elevated him fathoms above the many aquatic monsters who swam in his wake.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Gill Man and his mid–1950s film career (Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us) is collected in this book, packed to the gills with hour-by-hour production histories, cast bios, analyses, explorations of the music, script-to-screen comparisons, in-depth interviews and an ocean of fin-tastic photos.