Robert C. Harvey





Robert C. Harvey

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Robert C. Harvey (born 1937), popularly known as R. C. Harvey, is an author, critic and cartoonist. He has written a number of books on the history of the medium, with special focus on the history of the comic strip, and he has also worked as a freelance cartoonist.
Harvey describes himself as having created cartoons since the age of seven. He was educated at the University of Colorado, where he submitted cartoons to the campus magazine, The Flatiron. Upon graduation, Harvey attempted to earn a living as a freelance cartoonist in New York, but eventually he changed his career path and enlisted in the US Navy. After a three-year tour, Harvey was discharged and found employ as an English teacher.
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Average rating: 3.90 · 199 ratings · 16 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Art of the Comic Book: ...
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Children of the Yellow Kid:...
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1999
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Cartoons of the Roaring Twe...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1991
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Milton Caniff: Conversations
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Cartoons of the Roaring Twe...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1992
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The Art of the Funnies: An ...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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To the Isles Afar Off
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Golden Age Greats: Iron Jaw...
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Not Just Another Pretty Face
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“Comics ... are sometimes four-legged and sometimes two-legged and sometimes fly and sometimes don't ... to employ a metaphor as mixed as the medium itself, defining comics entails cutting a Gordian-knotted enigma wrapped in a mystery ...”
Robert C. Harvey

“As every schoolboy knows, comics do not stand alone at microphones in the dark. Indeed, we cannot even read them in the dark. We need light, the more, the better. And we enjoy comics best in solitary, by ourselves, not in crowds; although large numbers of people read comics, they generally do it by themselves, in silence.”
Robert C. Harvey

“Comics are a sub-set of pictorial narrative; therefore, all comics are pictorial narratives, but not all pictorial narratives are comics.”
Robert C. Harvey



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