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9-11 : artists respond.
Other title(s):
Nine eleven

Nine one one

9-11, September 11th, 2001 : artists respond
[1st ed.].
Publication Information:
[Milwaukie, Or.] : [Dark Horse Comics], [2002]
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
v. 1.
General Note:
"Volume one."
In Flanders fields / John McCrae [and others] -- Eric Powell -- Prayer / Jon Muth -- He walks on air / David Chelsea, Bill Dodge, and Anne Richardson -- Story / Anonymous and Kevin Nowlan -- Mind the gap / Paul Sloboda -- Sacrifice / Paul Chadwick -- Zero degrees of separation / Randy Stradley and Dave Gibbons -- 3 second impact / Scott Morse -- Phil Elliott -- Leland Myrick -- Please stand by ... / Jeph Loeb [and others] -- Carlos Meglia -- Mart Martin -- Pop-grief / Doug TenNapel and Jason Hvam -- Leinil Francis Yu -- Massacre / Mike Diana and Dave Stewart -- Pablo Maiztegui and Francisco Solano Lopez -- An expert opinion / Darko Macan, Robert Solanovic and Tihomir Tikulin-Tico -- Trina Robbins and Anne Timmons -- 9/12 / Dave Cooper -- Before the fall, 2001 / Terry Anderson and Dave Stewart -- Excerpt from Flood / Eric Drooker -- How ... / Jim Valentine -- Jamie S. Rich, Chynna Clugston-Major, and Guy Major -- Dave McKean -- Clown's day off / Roger Langridge -- Uncertain process / Joe Casey and Sean Phillips -- Bill Pressing, Nijo Philip, and Chris Horn -- Pat Moriarity -- 10-7-01 / Dylan Horrocks -- Sunday mourning / Antony Johnston and Mike Norton -- Layla Lawlor -- Frank Miller -- Peter Pachoumis and Chris Chuckry -- The patriot / John Paul Leon -- What's important / Steve Darnall and Hilary Barta -- Laurie Ross -- The sky was so blue that day / Enrico Casarosa -- Istvan Banyai -- Shoes! / William Stout -- Arab Americans / Jim Mahfood -- A view from D.C. / John K. Snyder III -- David Alvarez -- Marti Noxon [and others] -- New York report / R. Sikoryak -- Which one is real? / Bob Harris and Gregory Ruth -- Bonjour / Liniers -- Bryan Talbot -- Brian McDonald, Brian O'Connell, and Jason Hvam -- Lark Pien -- Excerpt from The building / Will Eisner -- Peter Kuper -- Whitman's dream / Walt Whitman and Alcatena -- Marie Croall [and others] -- Mitch O'Connell -- Tommy Lee Edwards and Melissa Edwards -- Jeremiah 17, 6-9 / Mira Friedmann -- Just answer the phone / Aaron Renier -- Humberto Ramos, Studio F, and Jason Hvam -- Los Angeles / Sam Henderson -- Scenes from an airport / Jason Hall, Todd Herman, and Todd Broeder -- Dawn Brown -- Tribute to Balbir Singh Sodi / Brian Pulido [and others] -- Simple physics / Fabian Nicieza [and others] -- Close to home / Chris Eliopoulos -- Rich Hedden -- Maybe next year / Davidé Fabbri, Edgar Delgado, and Jason Hvam -- Tsuneo Sanda -- Casting call / Batton Lash -- NYC / Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart -- Brian Biggs -- TV exec visits ground zero / Robert Smigel and Michael Kupperman -- Nothing but you on my mind / Art Brooks [and others] -- Kellie Strom -- Alex Maleev -- Before the fall / Dean Motter -- The shift -- Tom Defalco [and others] -- Becky Cloonan -- John Ostrander and Mary Mitchell -- Mike Getsiv -- Steve Niles and Paul Lee -- Ordinary heroes / Roger Stern and Joe Orsak -- Ben Stenbeck -- Stephen Banes and Guy Burwell -- Tatiana Gill -- Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore -- In the house of light / Mike Carey, Mike Collins, and Lee Townsend -- Ayekah / Ron Boyd -- Close / J. Torres, Steve Rolston, and S. Struble -- Eric Kilkenny and Jim Hill -- If / Marc Rosenthal -- Jose Luis Agreda -- News / Tony Millionaire -- This is not a bomb / Steve Guaraccia -- The last time I was in New York City ... / Stan Sakai -- That day / Mark Crilley -- Ground Zero / Al Davison -- This is information / Alan Moore [and others] -- Renée French.
Presents stories from writers and artists about the tragic events of September 11, 2001, including Frank Miller on the power of faith, Jim Mahfood on the Arab-American experience before and after the event, and Bryan Talbot on the meaning of entertainment in the days after the attacks.
Reading Level:
Young Adult.
Added Corporate Author:


Call Number
973.931 NINE

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Chaos! Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics -- with assistance from Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and others present a collection of stories and illustrations from an incredibly diverse array of talented writers and artists. The New Yorker's Eric Drooker contributes a cover showing a cityscape that is simultaneously ancient and modern, mournful and hopeful, with an artist at the center, empowered to interpret a tragic landscape. Among Volume 1's contributors are writer/artist William Stout, who shares the true story of a Yugoslavian citizen's love of Americans; Stan Sakai, vividly recalling his last visit to New York City; and Paul Chadwick, who offers his interpretation of the heroism of the passengers on Flight 93, whose sacrifice kept September 11 from being an even more tragic day. Cartoonists Tony Millionaire, Sam Henderson, Mike Diana, Scott Morse, Mark Crilley, Roger Langridge, Chris Eliopoulos, and Mark Martin are among those offering differing takes on a range of subjects spanning from terrorism and heroism to survival and the challenges of parenting. Other stories include an illustrated essay by Dean Motter; a Walt Whitman-penned meditation on death illustrated by Quique Alcatena; Darko Macan's "An Expert Opinion" on breaking the cycle of violence; and "T.V. Exec Visits Ground Zero" by TV Funhouse creator Robert Smigel and his Ex-Presidents collaborator, artist Michael Kupperman. Playboy Magazine's Istvan Banyai plus Carlos Meglia, Renee French, Alex Maleev, Peter Kuper, Tommy Lee Edwards, and others offer haunting, inspiring illustrations that distill the emotions provoked by the tragic events of September 11.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Alternative-comics creators were first in the medium in responding to September 11, 2001 (9-11: Emergency Relief [BKL F 1 02]), but their mainstream fellows soon followed with these collections, the profits from which are going to charities involved in relieving the attacks' devastation. The first volume represents the fringes of the comics mainstream, including some of the field's most highly regarded names, many of whom directly relate their responses upon hearing of the attack. Others' contributions, such as Peter Kuper's and Mitch O'Connell's, are more abstract in approach yet no less effective. Paul Chadwick presents a chilling, documentary-like re-creation of the last minutes of the fourth hijacked plane, the one that crashed in Pennsylvania, and a few strips question the appropriateness of responding violently to the attacks and even offer geopolitical insight into the conditions that may have provoked them. One of the subtlest, most impressive pieces offers writer Alan Moore's ruminations on the event, concretized by Melinda Gebbie's illustrations. The second volume collects the work of creators associated with DC Comics, and many feature that house's famous superheroes, often juxtaposing them and the disaster's real-life heroes. A slicker but more uneven book, its best contents display thoughtfulness and insight, most notably in Neil Gaiman's story of a survivor's search for reasons and Andrew Helfer's account of being homeless in the wake of the destruction of his neighborhood. Other stories are mawkish or jingoistic, displaying the sort of trivialization that the general public might expect the comic-book world to produce. Overall, however, the two books impressively demonstrate the medium's strength, flexibility, and viability for personal expression in even the most horrific and sensitive situations. --Gordon Flagg