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Blakesley, David & Collin Brooke, Introduction: Notes on Visual Rhetoric, Enculturation 3. 2 (Fall 2001), Node 4. http://enculturation.gmu.edu/3_2/introduction.html In this important introduction to Enculturations special edition on Visual Rhetoric, Blakesley and Brooke touch on the prominent questions and tensions that surround approaching this field of study in academics today.
Brooks, Charles. The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 2002. Edition Gretna, LS: Pelican Publishing Company 2002. This annual publication showcases the best political cartoons of every year.
Edwards, Janis and Carol Winkler. Representative Form and the Visual Ideograph: The Iwo Jima Image in Editorial Cartoons. Quartley Journal of Speech 83.3 (August 1997) 289-310. This article examines the rhetoric of the image of the flag raising at Iwo Jima as represented in several editiorial cartoons.
Eisner, Will. Comics and Sequential Art. Tamarac, FL: Poorhouse Press, 1985. This text is based on a popular course Eisner taught at New Yorks School of Visual Arts and reflects his theories of graphic storytelling.
---. Graphic Storytelling. Tamarac, FL: Poorhouse Press, 1996. In this book, Eisner discusses how to create effective stories within a visual medium.
Herrick, James A. The History and Theory of Rhetoric. Boston: Alynn & Bacon, 1998. The definitive transcript of Artistotles lectures on rhetoric.
Horn, Robert. Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century. MacRovu Inc., 1999. In this very visual book, Horn discusses how the rise of visual media has changed the way in which we communicate in modern society.
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: NY: HarperPerennial, 1993. McClouds creative blending of cartoon and theory explains the medium of the comic.
Minear, Richard H. Dr. Seuss goes to War: the World War II editorial cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel. NY: New Press, 1999. This book provides contemporary students into the more politicized work of this very familiar childrens author.
Mitchell, J. T. The Pictorial Turn, ArtForum 30:7 (March 1992), reprinted in Picture Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. One of the first theoretical analyses of visual culture.
Moore, Art. 'What would Muhammad drive?': Pulitzer-winner's cartoon terrorist spurs death threats from Muslims WorldNetDaily.com. December 28, 2002. Accessed March 18, 2003 http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30197 This article provides background for the political cartoon contained in figure 1.8, demonstrating the power of visual rhetoric within a political context.
Plato. Gorgias. Trans. Robin Waterfield. Oxford UP, 1994. The classic dialogue on the function and role of rhetoric in society.
Watterson, Bill. Calvin and Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985-1995. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001.
This particularly fascinating collection of Calvin & Hobbes cartoons juxtaposes finished panels with rough sketches and Wattersons commentary on the composition process to provide an overview of the creative process behind these hybrid texts.