Asterios Polyp

Author: David Mazzucchelli
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307377326
Format: PDF, Docs
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Asterios Polyp, its arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.

Pantheon Books Graphic Novels

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230615929
Format: PDF, ePub
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 18. Chapters: Alias the Cat!, Asterios Polyp, Chicken with Plums, Epileptic (comics), Ethel and Ernest, Habibi (graphic novel), Maus, Mister Wonderful (comics), Persepolis (comics). Excerpt: Maus is a graphic novel completed in 1991 by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. In it, Spiegelman interviews his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The book makes use of postmodern techniques-most strikingly in its depiction of races of humans as different kinds of animals, with Jews as mice, Germans as cats and Poles as pigs. Maus has been variously labeled as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992, it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. In the "present" frame tale timeline, beginning in 1978 in Rego Park, New York, Spiegelman talks with his father about his Holocaust experiences, gathering material for the Maus project he is preparing. In the "past," Spiegelman depicts his father's experiences, starting in the years leading up to World War II. Much of the story revolves around Spiegelman's troubled relationship with his father, and the absence of his mother who committed suicide when he was 20. Her grief-stricken husband destroyed her written accounts of Auschwitz. Formally, Spiegelman struggles with problems of presentation, working with a strained animal metaphor that is intended to self-destruct. The book uses a minimalist drawing style while displaying virtuosity in its page and panel layouts, pacing, and structure. A three-page 1972 strip by Spiegelman, also called "Maus," was the impetus for Spiegelman to interview his father about his war experiences. The recorded interviews became the basis for the graphic novel, which was begun in 1978. Maus was serialized from 1980 until 1991 as an insert in Raw, an...

Jimmy Corrigan

Author: Chris Ware
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780375714542
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A graphic novel chronicles four generations of the Corrigan men, from 1893 to 1983.

The Three Paradoxes

Author: Paul Hornschemeier
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560976535
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The Three Paradoxes is an intricate and complex autobiographical comic by one of the most talented and innovative young cartoonists today. The story begins with a story inside the story: the cartoon character Paul Hornschemeier is trying to finish a story called "Paul and the Magic Pencil." Paul has been granted a magical implement, a pencil, and is trying to figure out what exactly it can do. He isn't coming up with much, but then we zoom out of this story to the creator, Paul, whose father is about to go on a walk to turn off the lights in his law office in the center of the small town. Abandoning the comic strip temporarily, Paul leaves with his camera, in order to fulfill a promise to his girlfriend that he would take pictures of the places that affected him as a child. Each "chapter" of the story is drawn in a completely different style, with strikingly unique production and color themes, and yet, somehow, despite (or perhaps because of) this non-linear progression, it all comes together as one story: a story questioning change, progress, and worth within the author's life.

Daytripper

Author: Gabriel Ba
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401236014
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"One of the most memorable things we've read in a long time." - io9 "Beautifully written and utterly gorgeous, DAYTRIPPER completely blew me away." - Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) What are the most important days of your life? F-bio Moon and Gabriel B- answer that question in the critical and commercial hit series that took the industry by storm, winning praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Br-s de Oliva Domingos as each chapter of DAYTRIPPER explores a completely different moment in his life. Moon and B- tell a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos's entire existence- from his loves to his deaths and all the possibilities in between. Introduction by Craig Thompson (BLANKETS).

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Author: Josh Neufeld
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307378144
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uses graphic novel format to depict the events of Hurricane Katrina though six true stories of New Orleanians who survived the storm, including Denise, who experienced the chaos of the Superdome, and a doctor whose French Quarter home was unscathed.

Here

Author: Richard McGuire
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN: 9780241145968
Format: PDF
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Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. It is the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comics vision, from one of the greatest innovators in the genre.

Dead Memory

Author: Marc-Antoine Mathieu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781569718407
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A haunting and powerful look at modern society and our reliance on structures - both physical and suggested - Dead Memory represents some of the best published work of one of France's most highly acclaimed graphic novelists, Marc-Antoine Mathieu. Beautifully illustrated in high-contrast black and white, and published in an oversize, hardcover format, Dead Memory is both an allegorical study of a Kafka-esque society under the control of real-time information and a thoughtful treatise on cities, walls, languages, and other elements that both define and confine humanity.

Black Hole

Author: Charles Burns
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375714723
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Seattle teenagers of the 1970s are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that spreads only through sexual contact.

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 156163946X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.