Reading Graphic Novels

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Author: Achim Hescher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110445395
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Reading Graphic Novels by Achim Hescher

Original Title: Reading Graphic Novels

This monograph presents a prototype theory-based approach to the graphic novel as a narrating genre. After a historical contextualization, the graphic novel is defined through the core feature of complexity and seven gradable subcategories. With regard to narration, the author challenges concepts from classical narratology like the ‘narrator’ and ‘focalization’ to finally discuss aspects of subjectivity, a focal paradigm in the latest research.


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Publisher: PediaPress
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Comic Shop

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Author: Dan Gearino
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040834
Size: 30.87 MB
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Comic Shop by Dan Gearino

Original Title: Comic Shop

The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. Its rise was due in large part to a dynamic entrepreneur, Phil Seuling. His direct market model allowed shops to get comics straight from the publishers, bypassing middlemen. Stores could better customize their offerings and independent publishers could now access national distribution. In this way, shops opened up a space for quirky ideas to gain an audience and helped transform small-press series, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Bone, into media giants. Comic Shop is the first book to trace the history of these cultural icons. Dan Gearino brings us from their origins to the present day, when the rise of digital platforms has the industry at a crossroads even as sales are robust. He spends a year with stores around the country, with a spotlight on The Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio. Along the way he interviews those who shaped comics retailing from the early days, including many pioneering women; top creators; and shop owners who continue to push the industry in new directions. A guide to forty of the most interesting shops around the United States and Canada is a bonus for fans.

The Art Of Comics

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Author: Aaron Meskin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334646
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The Art Of Comics by Aaron Meskin

Original Title: The Art Of Comics

The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley

The Rise And Reason Of Comics And Graphic Literature

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Author: Joyce Goggin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786457619
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The Rise And Reason Of Comics And Graphic Literature by Joyce Goggin

Original Title: The Rise And Reason Of Comics And Graphic Literature

"These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction"--Provided by publisher.

Baby Boomer Comics

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Author: Craig Shutt
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440225133
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Baby Boomer Comics by Craig Shutt

Original Title: Baby Boomer Comics

The publishers of comics nostalgia classics All in Color for a Dime and Comics Buyer's Guide are talkin' 'bout your generations! Join Craig "Mister Silver Age" Shutt for a hip look back at what made the wild and wacky comic books of the 1960s so special! Baby Boomer Comics takes you on a wild, strange trip to a world of peace, love, and comics - and gets into the heads of the cats who really made the '60s comic scene so fab! You'll be able to rap with some of the big brains in funnybooks after trying the hundreds of trivia tidbits inside. It's the most, man! With a complete Silver Age price guide, so you'll know where it's at - and what it's worth! If it was really out there - it's in here! Face it, pal - you've hit the nostalgia jackpot!

Comics Values Annual 1993 94

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Author: Alex G. Malloy
Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Company
ISBN: 9780870696831
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Comics Values Annual 1993 94 by Alex G. Malloy

Original Title: Comics Values Annual 1993 94

The premier price guide for comic collectors is back--featuring more than 700,000 listings and organized the way comics are collected--by category. Includes greatly expanded sections on the Golden Age and international comics, a reference key to abbreviations, over 500 photos and illustrations, and more.

The Visual Language Of Comics

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Author: Neil Cohn
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441183248
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The Visual Language Of Comics by Neil Cohn

Original Title: The Visual Language Of Comics

Drawings and sequential images are an integral part of human expression dating back at least as far as cave paintings, and in contemporary society appear most prominently in comics. Despite this fundamental part of human identity, little work has explored the comprehension and cognitive underpinnings of visual narratives-until now. This work presents a provocative theory: that drawings and sequential images are structured the same as language. Building on contemporary theories from linguistics and cognitive psychology, it argues that comics are written in a visual language of sequential images that combines with text. Like spoken and signed languages, visual narratives use a lexicon of systematic patterns stored in memory, strategies for combining these patterns into meaningful units, and a hierarchic grammar governing the combination of sequential images into coherent expressions. Filled with examples and illustrations, this book details each of these levels of structure, explains how cross-cultural differences arise in diverse visual languages of the world, and describes what the newest neuroscience research reveals about the brain's comprehension of visual narratives. From this emerges the foundation for a new line of research within the linguistic and cognitive sciences, raising intriguing questions about the connections between language and the diversity of humans' expressive behaviours in the mind and brain.

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