I migliori fumetti del 2014 secondo Scott McCloud

The Best American Comics è un’antologia annuale che seleziona il meglio dei fumetti pubblicati in America. Ogni anno la scelta degli autori e degli estratti che formano la raccolta viene affidata a un personaggio di spicco del mondo del fumetto. L’edizione del 2014 è editata da Scott McCloud, autore di Zot!, dei tre importanti manuali Capire il fumetto, Fare Fumetto e Reinventare il fumetto e dell’imminente graphic novel The Sculptor (di prossima pubblicazione italiana per Bao Publishing).

Di seguito riportiamo il contenuto del volume e la copertina firmata da Jaime Hernandez:

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Jaime Hernandez. Crime Raiders International Mobsters and Executioners da Love and Rockets: New Stories #5, Fantagraphics Books.

Ben Katchor. Picnic Now!, Sickroom Reading, e The Hand Laundry: A 21st Century Still Life da Metropolis Magazine.

Charles Burns. The Hive (estratto) Pantheon Books.

Gilbert Hernandez. All the Marbles (estratto) da Marble Season, Drawn And Quarterly.

Adrian Tomine. Translated, from the Japanese, da Optic Nerve #13, Drawn And Quarterly.

Robert Crumb e Alice Kominsky-Crumb. High Road to the Shmuck Seat, Drawn Together, Liveright/Norton.

Raina Telgemeier. Drama (estratto) Graphix/Scholastic.

Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault. Jane, the Fox and Me (estratto) Groundwood Books/House Of Anansi Press.

Miriam Katin. Letting It Go (estratto), Drawn And Quarterly.

Tom Hart. RL (estratto) da RL #2, Self-Published.

Sam Sharpe. Mom (estratto) da Viewotron #2, Self-Published.

Nina Bunjevac. August 1977 da Heartless, Conundrum Press.

Mark Siegel. The Mermaid in the Hudson (estratto) da Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson, First Second Books.

Brian K. Vaughan da Fiona Staples. Saga Chapter 7 (estratto) da Saga #7, Image Comics.

Brandon Graham. Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1 (estratto), Image Comics.

Ted May. Dimensions da Men’s Feelings, Revival House Press.

Chris Ware. Building Stories (estratto) da Building Stories, Pantheon Books.

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin da Nate Powell March: Book One (estratto), Top Shelf Productions.

Frank M. Young da David Lasky. The Program Is Morally Good (estratto), da The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, Abrams Comicarts.

Ed Piskor. Hip Hop Family Tree (estratto) da Boing Boing, www.boingboing.net/tag/hip-hop-family-tree

Depression Part Two (estratto) da Hyperbole And A Half,www.hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.cpom

Michael DeForge. Canadian Royalty da Lose #4, Koyama Press

Theo Ellsworth. The Understanding Monster – Book One (estratto), Secret Acres

Ron Rege, Jr. Is There Silence?, The Implications of Making Something from Nothing via the Spiritual Realm, e This Is Magic—This Is Alchemy, da The Cartoon Utopia, Fantagraphics Books.

C. F. Face It da The New York Times Opinionator, www.opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

Victor Cayro, Bittersweet Romance (estratto) da Love And Rockets, Drippy Bone Books

Onsmith. Whistle While You Work e Think of Death da Study Group Magazine #2, Study Group Comic Books, Self-Published.

Gerald Jablonski. Schweinhund e Howdy, His Nephew Dee Dee e A Friend of Howdy’s Nephew da Cryptic Wit #2, Self-Published.

Lale Westvind. Hyperspeed To Nowhere, Return To Entropy (estratto) da Hyperspeed to Nowhere #2, Self-Published.

G.W. Duncanson. Untitled Selections da Cash Money Cartoonswww.cash-money-cartoons.tumblr.com

Aidan Koch. Blue Period da Sonatina #2, Sonatina Comics.

Erin Curry. Ambient Air (Part II) da Ambient Airwww.sculptress-studio.blogspot.com

Richard Thompson. Cul de Sac, September 17-23, 2012 da Cul de Sac, Universal Press Syndicate.

Sam Alden. Hawaii 1997, da samaldencomics.tumblr.com, www.gingerlandcomics.com

Via Bleeding Cool