Robin Hood by Paul Buhle & Chris Hutchinson
People's Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide

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Using a unique blend of text, collage, and comic art, this social commentary written in graphic novel format analyzes the continuity between the myth of Robin Hood and the occurrence of social uprisings among peasants. In addition, the book explores the mysteries, factual evidence, and trajectory that led to centuries of village festivals, songs, films, and cult television shows about the mythical hero who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Featuring a collage of various artistic renderings of Robin Hood over the past seven centuries, the comic portion presents a distinct perspective of the folk hero. Furthermore, the book reveals a largely unknown and unconsidered environmental side of Robin Hood, and touches on ecological wholeness that, for the most part, is absent in the mythos.


About Paul Buhle & Chris Hutchinson

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Paul Buhle is a retired senior lecturer of history and American civilization at Brown University, a Distinguished Lecturer at the Organization of American Historians and American Studies Association, the founder of Radical America magazine, and the founder and former director of New York University's Oral History of the American Left archive. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Will Eisner Award for The Art of Harvey Kurtzman. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris Hutchinson is a teacher, an artist, and a designer of General Strike Comics, which seeks to use art as a weapon to advance the class struggle. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut.
Published January 1, 2012 by PM Press. 96 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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