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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ivan Brunetti  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1967 in Mondavio, Italy


-- Ivan Brunetti on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ivan+brunetti


Illinois Connection

Brunetti lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ivan Brunetti has published several graphic novels and taught courses on editorial illustration and comics at the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His drawings have appeared in the ''New Yorker'', the ''New York Times Magazine'', and ''McSweeney's'', among other publications, and he served as editor for Yale University Press's two-volume Anthology of ''Graphic Fiction'', ''Cartoons'', and ''True Stories''.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice
ISBN: 0300170998

Yale University Press. 2011

The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling—it is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through wittily written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques, tools, and theory. Supplemented by Brunetti's own illustrations, prepared specially for this book, these lessons move the reader from spontaneous drawings to single-panel strips and complicated multipage stories.

Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunetti offers an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. He looks at the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design, and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his own iconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media, and approaches. By following the author's sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover their own visual language.

HO!
ISBN: 1606991426

Fantagraphics Books. 2009

Hoping to further his increasing irrelevance to the esteemed world of graphic novels and thus cement his status as “former cartoonist,” the saturnine Ivan Brunetti (author of the acclaimed Misery Loves Comedy and editor of Yale Press' two essential Anthologies of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories) has compiled HO!, which collects the vast majority of his morally questionable, aesthetically confused - and absolutely gut-busting - “gag” cartoons. Culled mostly from out-of-print work and other anthologies, the contents are discreetly presented in an uninviting, funereal package of unglamorous black and white: it also includes an intro by comedian Patton Oswalt. Hopefully, this will keep the impressionable, young, and faint-of-heart apathetic and at a distance, while those who appreciate a touch of the gallows in their humor can enjoy an uncomfortable chuckle or two before the merciless thumb of oblivion grinds us all into less than dust.

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories, Volume 1)
ISBN: 0300111703

Yale University Press. 2006

Comic artist Ivan Brunetti, the creator of Schizo, offers a best-of anthology of contemporary art comics, along with some classic comic strips and other historical materials that have retained a “modern” sensibility. As with Chris Ware’s selections for his best-selling McSweeney’s anthology, Brunetti’s choices make for a highly personal book (“my criteria were simple: these are comics that I savor and often revisit”) that serves as a broad historical overview of the medium and a round-up of some of today’s best and most interesting North American comic artists. Included here are works from such well-known artists as Robert Crumb, Kim Deitch, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Ben Katchor, Charles Burns, Gary Panter, Seth, Phoebe Gloeckner, Daniel Clowes, Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, and Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, as well as many other pioneers whose names may be less familiar.
Brunetti offers selections from the works of more than seventy-five avant-garde comic artists.

His selections are arranged by genre and grouped thematically. Luxuriously produced and printed in four-color throughout, the book is a must-have for collectors, aficionados, readers of comics, and those generally interested in cutting-edge art and literature.

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories: Volume 2 (Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories)
ISBN: 0300126719

Yale University Press. 2008

Comic art is a vital, highly personal art form in which change—rapid and unpredictable—is the norm. In this exciting new anthology, comic artist Ivan Brunetti focuses on very recent works by contemporary artists engaged in this world of change. These outstanding cartoonists, selected by Brunetti for their graphic sophistication and literary style, are both expanding and transforming the vocabulary of their genre.

The book presents contemporary art comics produced by 75 artists, along with some classic comic strips and other related fine art and historical materials. Brunetti arranges the book to reflect the creative process itself, connecting stories and art to each other in surprising ways: nonlinear, elliptical, sometimes whimsical, even poetic. He emphasizes continuity from piece to piece, weaving themes and motifs throughout the volume.

As gorgeously produced as Brunetti’s previous anthology of graphic fiction, this book does full justice to the creative work of Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Gary Panter, and the other prominent or emerging comic artists who are currently at work at the cutting edge of their medium.

Haw!
ISBN: 1560974354

Fantagraphics Books. 2005

by Ivan Brunetti
Black humorous gag cartoons, which Brunetti describes as "each one less morally excusable than the next." Features one-panel gags certain to ostracize anyone from their co-workers when hung in an office cubicle. HAW! is not for the young or weak of heart!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
ISBN: 0143106333

Penguin Classics. 2011

Coming to Broadway in March 2017, "ROALD DAHL’s most treasured tale is coming to the land where sweet dreams come true—Broadway—in a delicious new musical! Audiences around the world have long adored the best-selling book and films, but none have experienced the magic of Wonka quite like this—until now."

By the author of The BFG—now a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg—a

stunning deluxe edition of Roald Dahl’s beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring
—a new introduction by Lev Grossman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians
—cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Ivan Brunetti
—the original interior art from the 1964 first edition
—French flaps and deckle-edged paper

Roald Dahl Centennial, 1916–2016

Twice turned into a feature film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delectable classic about a child’s dreams and the eccentric chocolate-maker who makes them come true.

When Willy Wonka’s hallowed chocolate factory holds a worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners, including a glutton, a gum-chewing nitwit, a spoiled brat, and a TV addict. Only Charlie Bucket, the story’s earnest hero, stands to win the exotic riches of Wonka’s empire—if he avoids the pitfalls of his fellow contestants and stays true to his heart. Ingenious and entertaining, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a true modern classic

by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700

titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the

series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date

translations by award-winning translators.

Schizo #4
ISBN: 1606990276

Fantagraphics Books. 2006

by Ivan Brunetti
In his acclaimed oversized color issue, Brunetti taps into his academic side with biographies of Piet Mondrian, Soren Kierkegaard, Erik Satie, James Thurber, Francoise Hardy, Louise Brooks, and J.K. Huysmans. And if that weren't enough, there are tributes to Charles Schulz and the Marx Brothers

a step-by-step guide on how to draw cartoons

and strips on misogyny, 9-11, suicidal ideation, and abortive crushes on waitresses!

Schizo Number 2 (Schizo, 2)
ISBN: B000E793Q6

Fantagraphics. 1996

several persuasive arguments for suicide


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