A survey of good girl art from the 30s through the nineties with original artwork from every decade including such legendary comic artists as Matt Baker, Lee Elias, Joe Chiodo, Dave Stevens, Brian Bolland, Frank Cho, and Adam Hughes.
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Noted comics historian Ron Goulart has done it again! Not content with producing the definitive histories of great adventure comic strips, the great pulp magazine writers, comic books, and most recently his best selling encyclopedia of the comics, now Goulart has produced the final word on good girls in the comic books with Good Girl Art.
Good Girl Art chronicles, in fourteen image-filled chapters, every aspect of the genre. Good Girl Art looks at the Golden Age origins of scintillating women in comic books starting in the late 1930s, the bad girls of Victor Fox, the crime comics of Charles Biro, the exploits of the first Phantom Lady, Torchy, The Black Cat, and more.
Good Girl Art explores the effects of the Wertham Crusade, its aftermath, and beyond, to the resurgence of good girls in the 1970s, all the way to the present.
Good Girl Art covers the publishers, the comic books, and the artists. With insights that only Goulart can provide, readers are given an in-depth and behind-the-scenes history of good girl art in the comics.
Good Girl Art also uses rarely seen original artwork by such legendary comic artists as Matt Baker, Lee Elias, Joe Chiodo, Dave Stevens, Brian Bolland, Frank Cho, and Adam Hughes, to name but a few. Not only is Good Girl Art informative and fun to read, it is truly a pleasure to look at with over 175 illustrations.