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

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 159158132X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

An annotated bibliographic guide to graphic novels contains approximately 2,400 titles listed by genre and sub-genre.

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

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.

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.

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.

How to Pen Ink

Author: Stephanie Donnelly
Publisher: Digital Manga Pub
ISBN: 1569709173
Release Date: 2006-07-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Good penning and inking comes with knowledge and practice, and this book enlists famous pros to share their wisdom. Includes step-by-step instructions by these industry giants to help budding artists master their craft.


Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781856693912
Release Date: 2004-08-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country.Outside Japan, there has been a global boom in sales, with the manga aesthetic spreading from comics into all areas of Western youth culture through film, computer games, advertising, and design. Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics presents an accessible, entertaining, and highly-illustrated introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present. Featuring striking graphics and extracts from a wide range of manga, the book covers such themes as the specific attributes of manga in contrast to American and European comics; the life and career of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and originator of story manga; boys' comics from the 1960s to the present; the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics; the darker, more realistic themes of gekiga -- violent samurai, disturbing horror and apocalyptic science fiction; issues of censorship and protest; and manga's role as a major Japanese export and global influence.


Author: Adam Warren
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781630081638
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Already under official suspicion and suspended from her superteam, costumed crimefighter Empowered finds herself the bewildered target of every major supervillain in the capes-and-tights field for her supposed access to alien technology. With a trick or two up her tattered supersuit's sleeve, can our tirelessly plucky but sadly underestimated heroine outwit her army of tormentors--and escape the long-simmering revenge of the sinister Fleshmaster? "This is a fantastically rendered book on every conceivable level, and much like Empowered herself, has to work even harder to get the respect it deserves. Luckily they're both way more powerful than most people ever expected them to be."

Building Stories

Author: Chris Ware
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375424334
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Presents an illustrated tale, told in various books and folded sheets, about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other, and an elderly landlady --


Author: Richard McGuire
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241203729
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

This is Richard McGuire's unique interactive ebook version of his groundbreaking graphic novel Here. Richard McGuire's groundbreaking comic strip Here was published under Art Spiegelman's editorship at RAW in 1989. Built in six pages of interlocking panels, dated by year, it collapsed time and space to tell the story of the corner of a room - and its inhabitants - between the years 500,957,406,073 BC and 2033 AD. The strip remains one of the most influential and widely discussed contributions to the medium, and it has now been developed, expanded and reimagined by the artist into this full-length, full-colour graphic novel - a must for any fan of the genre. 'From now on, McGuire will be known as the author of the novel Here, because it's a work of literature and art unlike any seen or read before. A book like this comes along once a decade, if not a century' Chris Ware, Guardian 'Promises to leapfrog immediately to the front ranks of the graphic-novel genre' New York Times Richard McGuire is a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine. He has written and illustrated both children's books and experimental comics. His work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Le Monde and Libération. He has written and directed two omnibus feature films, designed and manufactured his own line of toys, and is also the founder and bass player of the band Liquid Liquid.