Hillary Chute is a Distinguished Professor of English, Art and Design at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on comics and graphic novels. She is the author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (2010), Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (2014), Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form, and most recently, Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere (2018).
Books by Hillary Chute
Interviews with Hillary Chute
Comics are taking over the world, says Northeastern Professor and comics expert Hillary Chute. Here, she introduces the best comics published in 2018, from a Booker-nominated narrative about paranoia and living in the age of fake news to feminist comics published by underground, auteur-driven independent publishers
Comics of all kinds are flourishing with publishers rushing to meet market demand. But which of the many comics published this year are really worth having on your bookshelf? We turned to comics expert and Harvard professor Hillary Chute to select the best comics of 2016.
Nonfiction comics are an important genre and the tales they tell address important emotional and societal issues. Literary scholar Hillary Chute picks some of the best graphic narratives.