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Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film

By Edward Ross

Paperback, 200 pp, $24.95

In Filmish, cartoonist Edward Ross takes us on an exhilarating ride through the history of cinema, using comics to uncover the magic and mechanics behind our favourite movies. Exploring everything from censorship to set design, Ross spotlights the films and filmmakers that embody this provocative and inventive medium, from the pioneers of early cinema to the innovators shaping the movies of today, from A Trip to the Moon to Inception and beyond.

A witty and insightful reflection on the enduring power of the cinema, Filmish is a lucid and lively guide to the stars and stories that have shaped our lives for more than a century.

Edward Ross

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.


"[Filmish] leaves you with a long list of pictures you will want either to revisit or to see for the first time... Just what the projectionist ordered."
— The Observer
"Thoroughly enjoyable... a wonderfully breezy read."
— The Guardian
"Entertaining, informative and thought-provoking."
— The Quietus
"Lovely, surprising and original in its form."
— Mark Cousins