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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

    Schizo #2, Fantagraphics Books, 1996Haw!, Fantagrpahics Books, 2001Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice, Yale University Press, 2003Word Myths: Debunking Liguistic Urban Legends, Oxford, 2004Schizo #4, Fantagraphics Books, 2006Anthology of Graphic Fiction Volume One, Yale University Press, 2006Anthology of Graphic Fiction Volume Two, Yale University Press, 2008Misery Loves Comedy, Fantagraphics Books, 2007Ho!, Fantagraphics Books, 2009Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Penguin Classics, 2011


Selected Titles At Your Library

Cartooning :
ISBN: 0300170998. OCLC Number:

Yale University Press,. New Haven [Conn.] :. 2011.

Provides lessons on the art of cartooning along with information on terminology, tools, techniques, and theory.

Ho! :
ISBN: 1606991426. OCLC Number:

Fantagraphics ;. Seattle, Wash. :. ©2009.

A collection of cartoons by Ivan Brunetti in which he comments on issues of murder, sex, and perversion. Contains adult content.

An anthology of graphic fiction, cartoons, & true stories /
ISBN: 0300111703. OCLC Number:

Yale University Press,. New Haven :. <©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."--Publisher's website.

An anthology of graphic fiction, cartoons, & true stories /
ISBN: 0300126719. OCLC Number:

Yale University Press,. New Haven :. <©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."--Publisher's website.

Haw! :
ISBN: 1560974354. OCLC Number:

Fantagraphics Books,. Seattle, WA :. ©2001.

Charlie and the chocolate factory /
ISBN: 0143106333. OCLC Number:

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Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket for a tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his or her own way.


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