♥ Book Title : On the Graphic Novel
☯ 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 ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Graphic Novel
☯ 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 ..."
♥ Book Title : Henry V
☯ Full Synopsis : ""This timeless classic receives the unique and powerful treatment of being presented in a full colour graphic novel format - making it easier to absorb Shakespeare's script and to immerse yourself in the story. Experience the Battle of Agincourt as never before - and fully appreciate this decisive chapter in the history of the realm."--BOOK JACKET."Article| William Shakespeare| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Graphic Novel Classroom
☯ 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 ..."
♥ Book Title : How the Leopard Got His Spots
☯ Full Synopsis : "This graphic adaptation from Kipling's Just so stories relates how the leopard got his spotted coat in order to hunt the animals in the dappled shadows of the forest."Article| Sean Tulien| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Handmaid's Tale
☯ Full Synopsis : "Now a Hulu Original Series The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best."Article| Margaret Atwood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Twilight: The Graphic Novel
☯ Full Synopsis : "Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks. When a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, though, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her? The second volume of Twilight: The Graphic Novel completes the visual adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's worldwide bestselling debut novel and is a must-have for any collector's library."Article| Stephenie Meyer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Jewish Graphic Novel
☯ 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 ..."
♥ Book Title : Anna Sewell's Black Beauty
☯ Full Synopsis : "A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. Presented in comic book format."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Christmas Carol
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ebenezer Scrooge is a selfish, miserable miser. The only thing he cares about is making money and keeping it. He despises the poor and needy, and more that anything he hates Christmas ... until one Christmas he gets a rude awakening to just how shallow and sad his life really is."Article| Seán Michael Wilson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel
☯ Full Synopsis : "The first installment of Cassandra Clare's bestselling urban fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments, is adapted into a graphic novel series! Hanging out with her best friend, Simon, is just about the most exciting thing in Clary's life...that is, until she realizes there are people only she can see. But when her mother disappears and a monster attacks her, Clary has to embrace a world that she never even knew existed--a world full of vampires, werewolves, demons, and those who fight for the humans, Shadowhunters..."Article| Cassandra Clare| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The City of Ember
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions."Article| Jeanne DuPrau| Statement ..."