REVIEW Ù Funny Girls

Funny Girls


In Classic American Comics Michelle Ann Abate examines the important but long overlooked cadre of young female protagonists in US comics during the first half of the twentieth century She treats characters ranging from Little Orphan Annie and Nancy to Little Lulu Little Audrey of the Harvey Girls and Li'l Tomboy a group that collectively forms a tradition of Funny Girls in American comicsAbate demonstrates the massive popularity these Funny Girls enjoyed revealing their unexplored narrative richness aesthetic complexity and critical possibility Much of the humor in these comics aros.

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For several generations comics were regarded as a boys' club created by for and about men and boys In the twenty first century however comics have seen a rise of female creators characters and readers While this sudden presence of women and girls in comics is being regarded as new and noteworthy the observation is not true for the genre's entire historyThroughout the first half of the twentieth century the medium was enjoyed eually by both sexes and girls were the protagonists of some of the earliest most successful and most influential comics In Funny Girls Guffaws Guts and Gender.

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E from uestioning gender roles challenging social manners and defying the status uo Further they embodied powerful points of collection about both the construction and intersection of race class gender and age as well as popular perceptions about children representations of girlhood and changing attitudes regarding youth Finally but just as importantly these strips shed light on another major phenomenon within comics branding licensing and merchandising Collectively these comics did far than provide amusement they were serious agents for cultural commentary and sociopolitical change.

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