Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film



ISBN: 9781910593035 Category:

Edward Ross


2017 ALA/YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens Award Winner

Cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favorite movies. In Filmish, Ross’s cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme – the body, architecture, language – and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Tripto the Moon to Top Gun. Like other bestselling nonfiction graphic novels such as Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, Filmish tackles serious issues – sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda – with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.

Additional information

Weight 578 g
Dimensions 17.1 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 1 January 2016
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.1 x 23.7 cm
Weight 578 g


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Edward Ross is a comic book artist, writer, and illustrator. Working alongside Dr. James Hall, he has created many science-themed comics for universities, museums, charities, and research bodies. Ross is a film studies graduate and regularly leads workshops in comic book creation. He lives in Edinburgh.