2017 ALA/YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens Award Winner
Cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favorite movies. In Filmish
, Ross's cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme--the body, architecture, language--and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Tripto the Moon
to Top Gun
. Like other bestselling nonfiction graphic novels such as Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics
tackles serious issues--sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda--with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.