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Professor Chute’s new book receives stellar review in New York Times Book Review

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Hillary Chute’s new book, Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere (Harper/HarperCollins, Dec 2017), received a stellar review in the New York Times Book Review. The article is available online now and will appear in this weekend’s print edition of the Sunday book review.

 Manohla Dargis describes the writing in Hillary’s “wonderful book” as both “helpfully instructive” and “sometimes beautiful.”

“Chute’s often lovely, sensitive discussions of individual expression in independent comics seem so right and true.” 

“[Chute’s] enthusiasm can also be contagious, as I discovered midway through Why Comics? when I eagerly started pulling some of my old comics off the shelf.”

Why Comics? was also just named a Kirkus Best Book of 2017 in Music and Entertainment!

Excerpts have been published in Paris Review and LitHub.

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