Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440851360
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Graphic Novels II

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1598847007
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. * Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga * Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes * Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Super Graphic

Author: Tim Leong
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452135274
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Art

The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there. From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which includes high-resolution images.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel 2nd Edition

Author: Nat Gertler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155615
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Art

Graphic novel guidance from two experts in the field. Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade. Writers and illustrators alike will find it the best overall introduction to the world of graphic novels. ?New edition features a larger format with expanded illustrations. ?Publishers Weekly reports graphic novel sales in the U.S. and Canada at $375 million in 2007, quintuple sales from 2001, while in 2008, United Press International reports, graphic novel business is booming. ?Well-known author in the graphic novel community, both Eisner Award nominees

Young Adult Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Rosemary Chance
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835438
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books

Writing for Comics with Peter David

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Impact
ISBN: 1581807309
Release Date: 2006-06-23
Genre: Fiction

"With humor and authority, Peter tells it like it is--from the essentials of character development, plot and pacing--right down to the nitty-gritties of fight scenes, sound effects and the fine art of the word balloon. You'll learn where to look for original ideas and how to develop them into powerful and publishable scripts. Illustrations from all the major comics publishers show the process of comic-book creation, from scripting to inking, and industry bigwigs offer advice on breaking in"--Page 4 of cover.

The Power of Comics

Author: Randy Duncan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826429360
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.

Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060976255
Release Date: 1994-04-27
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics

Author: Martha Cornog
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591584787
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Last Day in Vietnam

Author: Will Eisner
Publisher:
ISBN: 1616551208
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Presents stories of the personal, comical, frightening, and emotional life of soldiers during the Vietnam War.

The Complete Pok mon Pocket Guide Vol 1

Author: Makoto Mizobuchi
Publisher: VIZ Media - Children's
ISBN: 1421595435
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The complete guide to all 491 Pokémon, up through the new Diamond and Pearl generation – full-color pictures, descriptions and stats! From Abra to Zubat—They’re All Here! The complete, updated guides to all 491 Pokémon, up through the new Diamond and Pearl generation! Fully illustrated and totally comprehensive, this two-volume set features one Pokémon per page, providing full-color pictures, descriptions and stats, including Abilities, moves and Evolutions. Portable, practical and bursting with information!

Frank Miller s Sin City Volume 1 The Hard Goodbye 3rd Edition

Author: Frank Miller
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781621150459
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand-new cover by Frank Miller-some of his first comics art in years! It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . . With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece! * Over a million Sin City books in print! * New cover by Frank Miller! * With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time! * The Hard Goodbye was the lead story in the Sin City film, starring Mickey Rourke as Marv!

The Manga Bible

Author: Siku
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 9780385524315
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Features an adaption of stories from the Bible in graphic novel form, from the creation of the universe in Genesis to the apocalypse in the Book of Revelation, and includes commentary and preliminary sketches by the artist.

The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

Author: Mark Chiarello
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434571
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Art

Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify these essential steps in traditional graphic storytelling. Chiarello explains the entire coloring process, from computer and software choice to creating color effects that give the action its maximum impact. Klein discusses whether to letter by hand or by computer—a hotly debated topic among working letterers—and demonstrates an array of techniques for creasting word balloons, fonts, logos, and much more.