Graphic Novels

Author: D. Aviva Rothschild
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563080869
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.

Disney Alice in Wonderland The Graphic Novel Collection

Author: Disney
Publisher: Joe Books Limited
ISBN: 9781772755053
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit and journeys into a topsy-turvy world that gets "curiouser and curiouser" as her fantastical adventures unfold. Meet the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Tweedledee & Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and more unforgettable characters, all set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring splendour. This deluxe collection includes two stories in one. Illustrated by Massimiliano Narciso, these mesmerizing graphic novel adaptations of Disney Alice in Wonderland and Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass also feature strikingly beautiful character pages and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a graphic novel.

Manga The Complete Guide

Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345539443
Format: PDF, Docs
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• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!

The 101 Best Graphic Novels

Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: NBM
ISBN: 9781561634439
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A listing of recommended graphic novels currently available in the United States includes a black-and-white illustration of the cover, a suggested age rating, and a brief review.

Documentary Graphic Novels and Social Realism

Author: Jeff Adams
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039113620
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book analyses graphic novels which document social crises. It demonstrates that artists' documentary use of this medium is a form of social realism, inextricably bound up with politics and ideology. Theoretical and visual approaches are employed throughout, introducing the principal themes of the graphic novels under scrutiny: political realism, visual documentary, traumatic childhood, ethnic discrimination, state oppression, and military occupation. The key works examined are Keiji Nakazawa's "Barefoot Gen," Joe Sacco's "Palestine," Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," W.G. Sebald's "Emigrants "and Art Spiegelman's "Maus." Innovative techniques, radical methods of depiction, sequence and text organisation are analysed throughout to explain how the authors use visual realism to represent these social crises. The book is well illustrated as a visual support for its exploration of this emerging and vital documentary medium.

Icons of the American Comic Book From Captain America to Wonder Woman 2 volumes

Author: Randy Duncan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399247
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography

The Graphic Novel

Author: Jan Baetens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025230
Format: PDF
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This introduction provides a historical overview of the graphic novel, with a strong focus on its international significance.

Black Women in Sequence

Author: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806117
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Black Women in Sequence takes readers on a search for women of African descent in comics subculture. From the 1971 appearance of the Skywald Publications character �the Butterfly� - the first Black female superheroine in a comic book - to contemporary comic books, graphic novels, film, manga, and video gaming, a growing number of Black women are becoming producers, viewers, and subjects of sequential art. As the first detailed investigation of Black women�s participation in comic art, Black Women in Sequence examines the representation, production, and transnational circulation of women of African descent in the sequential art world. In this groundbreaking study, which includes interviews with artists and writers, Deborah Whaley suggests that the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art says much about the place of people of African descent in national ideology in the United States and abroad. For more information visit the author's website: http://www.deborahelizabethwhaley.com/#!black-women-in-sequence/c65q

Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics

Author: Martha Cornog
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591584780
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Presents librarians with an introduction to graphic novels, describing such different categories as manga, superhero comics, and graphic nonfiction and explaining how to incorporate the genre in the collection development, purchasing, and cataloging policies of the library.

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456930
Format: PDF, ePub
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To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.