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"The Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : The Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Jan Baetens
∞ Launching : 2001
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9058671097
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789058671097
⊕ Number Pages : Total 212 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The essays collected in this volume were first presented at the international and interdisciplinary conference on the Graphic Novel hosted by the Institute for Cultural Studies (University of Leuven) in 2000.The issues discusses by the conference are twofold. Firstly, that of trauma representation, an issue escaping by definition from any imaginable specific field. Secondly, that of a wide range of topics concerning the concept of "visual narrative," an issue which can only be studied by comparing as many media and practices as possible.The essays of this volume are grouped here in two major parts, their focus depending on either a more general topic or on a very specific graphic author. The first part of the book, "Violence and trauma in the Graphic Novel", opens with a certain number of reflections on the representation of violence in literary and visual graphic novels, and continues with a whole set of close readings of graphic novels by Art Spiegelman (Maus I and II) and Jacques Tardi (whose masterwork "C'?tait la guerre des tranch'es" is still waiting for its complete English translation). The second part of the book presents in the first place a survey of the current graphic novel production, and insists sharply on the great diversity of the range in the various 'continental' traditions (for instance underground 'comix', and feminist comics, high-art graphic novels, critical superheroes-fiction) whose separation is nowadays increasingly difficult to maintain. It continues and ends with a set of theoretical interventions where not only the reciprocal influences of national and international traditions, but also those between genres and media are strongly forwarded, the emphasis being here mainly on problems concerning ways of looking and positions of spectatorship."Article| Jan Baetens| Statement ..."

"Dreaming the Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : Dreaming the Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Paul Williams
∞ Launching : 2020-01-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781978805088
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 197880508X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 222 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The term “graphic novel” was first coined in 1964, but it wouldn’t be broadly used until the 1980s, when graphic novels such as Watchmen and Maus achieved commercial success and critical acclaim. What happened in the intervening years, after the graphic novel was conceptualized yet before it was widely recognized? Dreaming the Graphic Novel examines how notions of the graphic novel began to coalesce in the 1970s, a time of great change for American comics, with declining sales of mainstream periodicals, the arrival of specialty comics stores, and (at least initially) a thriving underground comix scene. Surveying the eclectic array of long comics narratives that emerged from this fertile period, Paul Williams investigates many texts that have fallen out of graphic novel history. As he demonstrates, the question of what makes a text a ‘graphic novel’ was the subject of fierce debate among fans, creators, and publishers, inspiring arguments about the literariness of comics that are still taking place among scholars today. Unearthing a treasure trove of fanzines, adverts, and unpublished letters, Dreaming the Graphic Novel gives readers an exciting inside look at a pivotal moment in the art form’s development."Article| Paul Williams| Statement ..."

"The Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : The Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Jan Baetens
∞ Launching : 2014-10-31
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781107025233
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1107025230
⊕ Number Pages : Total 296 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This introduction provides a historical overview of the graphic novel, with a strong focus on its international significance."Article| Jan Baetens| Statement ..."

"Rapunzel"

♥ Book Title : Rapunzel
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2020-04-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781474791441
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1474791441
⊕ Number Pages : Total 40 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "One of the world's greatest fairy tales is re-told in a graphic-novel format. Long ago, a beautiful maiden named Rapunzel lived a life of loneliness. Taken at birth by an evil witch, she remained hidden, locked within a giant tower. Then one day, a prince heard her voice through the forest. To reach her, he must climb Rapunzel's lovely locks and avoid being caught by the witch."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"The Graphic Novel Classroom"

♥ Book Title : The Graphic Novel Classroom
♣ Name Author : Maureen Bakis
∞ Launching : 2011-11-08
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781412936842
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1412936845
⊕ Number Pages : Total 159 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis shows how to engage adolescents by using graphic novels to teach 21st-century skills, improve reading comprehension, and promote literacy learning."Article| Maureen Bakis| Statement ..."

"On the Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : On the Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Santiago García
∞ Launching : 2015-06-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781628464825
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1628464828
⊕ Number Pages : Total 375 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis. He considers the aesthetic and entrepreneurial innovations that established the conditions for the rise of the graphic novel all over the world. García not only treats the formal components of the art, but also examines the cultural position of comics in various formats as a popular medium. Typically associated with children, often viewed as unedifying and even at times as a threat to moral character, comics art has come a long way. With such examples from around the world as Spain, France, Germany, and Japan, García illustrates how the graphic novel, with its increasingly global and aesthetically sophisticated profile, represents a new model for graphic narrative production that empowers authors and challenges longstanding social prejudices against comics and what they can achieve."Article| Santiago García| Statement ..."

"The Recruit"

♥ Book Title : The Recruit
♣ Name Author : Robert Muchamore
∞ Launching : 2012
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1444903187
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781444903188
⊕ Number Pages : Total 176 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "When James is recently orphaned, he is recruited by a secret agency for his math skills and must undergo one hundred days of grueling training."Article| Robert Muchamore| Statement ..."

"The Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : The Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Gary Hoppenstand
∞ Launching : 2014-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1619252627
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781619252622
⊕ Number Pages : Total 232 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""The Graphic Novel offers an examination and analysis of the contemporary graphic novel as literature. Specific attention will be paid to the use of narrative genre in the graphic novel (e.g. the superhero graphic novel, the crime narrative graphic novel, the horror graphic novel, and the realistic/fantastic graphic novel). Attention will also be paid to the most important and most frequently discussed graphic novels published during the past three decades, including Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, The Crow by J. O'Barr, Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner, A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner, Maus by Art Spiegelman. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, and Sandman: preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (et al)."--Publisher's website."Article| Gary Hoppenstand| Statement ..."

"The Jewish Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : The Jewish Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Samantha Baskind
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780813547756
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 081354775X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 292 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In the 1970s and 1980s Jewish cartoonists such as Will Eisner were some of the first artists to use the graphic novel as a way to explore their ethnicity. Although similar to their pop culture counterpart, the comic book, graphic novels presented weightier subject matter in more expensive packaging, which appealed to an adult audience and gained them credibility as a genre. The Jewish Graphic Novel is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture. Featuring insightful discussions of notable figures in the industryùsuch as Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Joann Sfarùthe essays focus on the how graphic novels are increasingly being used in Holocaust memoir and fiction, and to portray Jewish identity in America and abroad Featuring more than 85 illustrations, this collection is a compelling representation of a major postmodern ethnic and artistic achievement."Article| Samantha Baskind| Statement ..."

"The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel"

♥ Book Title : The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel
♣ Name Author : Jan Baetens
∞ Launching : 2018-07-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1107171415
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781107171411
⊕ Number Pages : Total 690 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students."Article| Jan Baetens| Statement ..."

"The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One"

♥ Book Title : The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One
♣ Name Author : Robert Jordan
∞ Launching : 2013-12-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781466840522
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1466840528
⊕ Number Pages : Total 240 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "With the full cooperation of the Jordan estate, The Eye of the World has been turned into a stunning comic book series written by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Chase Conley. The first Robert Jordan graphic novel, New Spring: the Graphic Novel, was a New York Times bestseller. The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One begins Robert Jordan's epic fantasy tale by introducing Rand al'Thor and his friends Matrim and Perrin at the spring festival. Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran appear, and almost before Rand knows it, he and his friends are fleeing his home village with Moiraine, Lan, and Egwene al'Vere, the innkeeper's daughter, who wishes to become an Aes Sedai. The conclusion of this volume leaves the travelers on the road to Baerlon, barely ahead of the pursuing Trollocs and Draghkar. As they run for their lives, Moiraine and Lan begin to teach the young people what they need to know to survive in this dangerous world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied."Article| Robert Jordan| Statement ..."

"Peaceful Warrior"

♥ Book Title : Peaceful Warrior
♣ Name Author : Dan Millman
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781932073485
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1932073485
⊕ Number Pages : Total 190 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, shared among friends and families, became a multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller, inspiring men and women of all ages. Now author Dan Millman and illustrator Andrew Winegarner meld the peaceful warrior story into the style and dynamism of the graphic novel. This fresh take on Millman's saga of growth and enlightenment includes new scenes and elements not found in either the book or the Peaceful Warrior movie. Here is a story of growing up and waking up ? about a young athlete who finds himself on a path less traveled. Haunted by dark dreams and a vague sense that something is missing from his life, Dan wanders into an all-night gas station. There he meets an old man named Socrates, and his world begins to change. Guided by this mysterious old warrior, and drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins an odyssey into realms of light and shadow ? a journey that leads him toward a final confrontation that may deliver or destroy him."Article| Dan Millman| Statement ..."