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A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories PDF Book By Will Eisner

A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories

  • Author: Will Eisner
  • ISBN Code: : 0393609685
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 628 Readers
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The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form. Will Eisner was present at the dawn of comics. In the 1940s, he pushed the boundaries of the medium with his acclaimed weekly comic strip The Spirit, and with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978, he created a new medium altogether: the graphic novel. It was unlike anything seen before, heralding an era when serious cartoonists were liberated from the limiting confines of the comic strip. Eisner’s work was a shining example of what comics could be: as inventive, moving, and complex as any literary art form. Eisner considered himself “a graphic witness reporting on life, death, heartbreak, and the never-ending struggle to prevail.” A Contract with God begins with a gripping tale that mirrors the artist’s real-life tragedy, the death of his daughter. Frimme Hersh, a devout Jew, questions his relationship with God after the loss of his own beloved child. Hersh’s crisis is intertwined with the lives of the other unforgettable denizens of Eisner’s iconic Dropsie Avenue, a fictionalized version of the quintessential New York City street where he came of age at the height of the Depression. This centennial edition showcases Eisner’s singular visual style in new high-resolution scans of his original art, complete with an introduction by Scott McCloud and an illuminating history of Eisner’s seminal work. Now readers can experience the legendary book that launched a unique art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphic storytelling.

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives PDF Book By Sebastian Domsch,Dan Hassler-Forest,Dirk Vanderbeke

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

  • Author: Sebastian Domsch,Dan Hassler-Forest,Dirk Vanderbeke
  • ISBN Code: : 3110446960
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 644 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 928 Readers
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Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.

Going into Town PDF Book By Roz Chast

Going into Town

  • Author: Roz Chast
  • ISBN Code: : 1632869780
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 556 Readers
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Washington Post "10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year" New York Magazine "The Year's Most Giftable Coffee Table Books" Newsday "Best Fall Books" The Verge "The Ten Best Comics of the Year" An Indie Next Pick Winner of the New York City Book Award From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast, an "absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical" (AP) illustrated ode/guide/thank-you to Manhattan. New Yorker cartoonist and NYT bestselling author Roz Chast, native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan--the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers; the fascinating range of dress codes; and the priceless, nutty outbursts of souls from all walks of life. For Chast, adjusting to life outside the city was surreal--(you can own trees!? you have to drive!?)--but she recognized that the reverse was true for her kids. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange visual world of Manhattan--its blackened sidewalk gum-wads, "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes)--and its crazily honeycombed systems and grids. Told through Chast's singularly zany, laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons, Going Into Town is part New York stories (the "overheard and overseen" of the island borough), part personal and practical guide to walking, talking, renting, and venting--an irresistible, one-of-a-kind love letter to the city.

Will Eisner PDF Book By M. Thomas Inge

Will Eisner

  • Author: M. Thomas Inge
  • ISBN Code: : 1617031283
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 305 Readers
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Will Eisner’s innovations in the comics, especially the comic book and the graphic novel, as well as his devotion to comics analysis, make him one of comics’ first true auteurs and the cartoonist so revered and influential that cartooning’s highest honor is named after him. His newspaper feature The Spirit (1940–1952) introduced the now-common splash page to the comic book, as well as dramatic angles and lighting effects that were influenced by, and influenced in turn, the conventions of film noir. Even in his tales of crime fighting, Eisner’s writing focused on everyday details of city life and on contemporary social issues. In 1976, he premiered A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories, a collection of realist cartoon stories that paved the way for the modern “graphic novel.” His 1985 book, Comics and Sequential Art, was among the first sustained analyses and overviews of the comics form, articulating theories of the art’s grammar and structure. Eisner’s studio nurtured such comics legends as Jules Feiffer, Wally Wood, Lou Fine, and Jack Cole. Will Eisner: Conversations, edited by comics scholar M. Thomas Inge, collects the best interviews with Eisner (1917–2005) from 1965 to 2004. Taken together, the interviews cover the breadth of Eisner’s career with in-depth information about his creation of The Spirit and other well-known comic book characters, his devotion to the educational uses of the comics medium, and his contributions to the development of the graphic novel.

Graphic Novels as Philosophy PDF Book By Jeff McLaughlin

Graphic Novels as Philosophy

  • Author: Jeff McLaughlin
  • ISBN Code: : 1496813308
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 228 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 308 Readers
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Contributions by Eric Bain-Selbo, Jeremy Barris, Maria Botero, Manuel "Mandel" Cabrera Jr., David J. Leichter, Ian MacRae, Alfonso Munoz-Corcuera, Corry Shores, and Jarkko S. Tuusvuori In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, international contributors address two questions: Which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast light on the concerns of philosophy? Each contributor ponders a well-known graphic novel to illuminate ways in which philosophy can untangle particular combinations of image and written word for deeper understanding. Jeff McLaughlin collects a range of essays to examine notable graphic novels within the framework posited by these two questions. One essay discusses how a philosopher discovered that the panels in Jeff Lemire's Essex County do not just replicate a philosophical argument, but they actually give evidence to an argument that could not have existed otherwise. Another essay reveals how Chris Ware's manipulation of the medium demonstrates an important sense of time and experience. Still another describes why Maus tends to be more profound than later works that address the Holocaust because of, not in spite of, the fact that the characters are cartoon animals rather than human. Other works contemplated include Will Eisner's A Contract with God, Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V for Vendetta, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, and Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza. Mainly, each essay, contributor, graphic novelist, and artist are all doing the same thing: trying to tell us how the world is--at least from their point of view.

Stray Bullets Vol. 1 PDF Book By David Lapham

Stray Bullets Vol. 1

  • Author: David Lapham
  • ISBN Code: : 1632152630
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 362 Readers
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With the return of STRAY BULLETS, it's time to roll out the "by story arc" trades of DAVID LAPHAM's influential crime masterpiece.... These are their stories. Follow the lost lives of people who are savagely torn apart by events beyond their control. As the innocent world of an imaginative little girl is shattered when she witnesses a brutal double murder. Or an introverted young boy on the verge of manhood gets a lesson on just how far is too far when he falls for a needy woman who lives life in the fast lane. Or party with a pair of low-rent hoods who learn about what is really important in life just when they shouldn't. And even learn the story of the most infamous gangster who ever lived, Amy Racecar, who talks to God, lunches with the President, and just may be responsible for the end of the world. These are some of the tales that will rip out your guts and break your heart. Collects STRAY BULLETS #1-7.

Hawkeye Vol. 1 PDF Book By Matt Fraction

Hawkeye Vol. 1

  • Author: Matt Fraction
  • ISBN Code: : 1302367749
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Page : 136 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 614 Readers
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Collects Hawkeye #1-5 & Young Avengers Presents #6.ÿ The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth PDF Book By Isabel Greenberg

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

  • Author: Isabel Greenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 0385678223
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 683 Readers
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Before our history began, another now forgotten civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.

Cherish Farrah PDF Book By Bethany C. Morrow

Cherish Farrah

  • Author: Bethany C. Morrow
  • ISBN Code: : 0593185404
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 253 Readers
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Named A Most Aniticipated Book of 2022 by *Medium* *BookRiot* *BookPage* CrimeReads* Tor Nightfire* Bookshop* *Book Talk* BiblioLifestyle* and more! From bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow comes a new adult social horror novel in the vein of Get Out meets My Sister, the Serial Killer, about Farrah, a young, calculating Black girl who manipulates her way into the lives of her Black best friend’s white, wealthy, adoptive family but soon suspects she may not be the only one with ulterior motives. . . . Seventeen-year-old Farrah Turner is one of two Black girls in her country club community, and the only one with Black parents. Her best friend, Cherish Whitman, adopted by a white, wealthy family, is something Farrah likes to call WGS—White Girl Spoiled. With Brianne and Jerry Whitman as parents, Cherish is given the kind of adoration and coddling that even upper-class Black parents can’t seem to afford—and it creates a dissonance in her best friend that Farrah can exploit. When her own family is unexpectedly confronted with foreclosure, the calculating Farrah is determined to reassert the control she’s convinced she’s always had over her life by staying with Cherish, the only person she loves—even when she hates her. As troubled Farrah manipulates her way further into the Whitman family, the longer she stays, the more her own parents suggest that something is wrong in the Whitman house. She might trust them—if they didn’t think something was wrong with Farrah, too. When strange things start happening at the Whitman household—debilitating illnesses, upsetting fever dreams, an inexplicable tension with Cherish’s hotheaded boyfriend, and a mysterious journal that seems to keep track of what is happening to Farrah—it’s nothing she can’t handle. But soon everything begins to unravel when the Whitmans invite Farrah closer, and it’s anyone’s guess who is really in control. Told in Farrah’s chilling, unforgettable voice and weaving in searing commentary on race and class, this slow-burn social horror will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks PDF Book By Ron Kasman

The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks

  • Author: Ron Kasman
  • ISBN Code: : 1635291593
  • Publisher : Caliber Comics
  • Page : 241 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 152 Readers
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Fourth of July, 1971. Five awkward, young men drive to New York City to attend the '71 comic convention in search of love, sex, art, comic books and a glimpse at the city's wicked underbelly. What they encounter changes their lives forever. Visit a pivotal time as comics change from a business to an art form. Meet Allan Caldwell, comic artist, blacklisted since the 1950s for his testimony to the U.S. Congressional Inquiry. Tour the greatest city in America during a period of social disintegration. Collects comic book issues 1-8. "This work is truly novelistic. It's ambitious in terms of setting, rich characterization and it says something about life. He is in heady company. Kubert, Eisner and Miller spring to mind." - R.G.Taylor, Co-creator Wordsmith, Artist Sandman Mystery Theater. "It is utterly wonderful." - Jon Atack, author of Voodoo Child. "In one word...PHENOMENAL." - Stephen Lipson, historian, consultant to the Overstreet Price Guide. A Caliber Comics release.

與神的契約(限) PDF Book By 威爾.埃斯納 Will Eisner(作者)

與神的契約(限)

  • Author: 威爾.埃斯納 Will Eisner(作者)
  • ISBN Code: : 9869855709
  • Publisher : 大辣出版
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 825 Readers
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革新漫畫的開拓之作精裝收藏版, 紀念威爾.埃斯納百年冥誕 史考特.麥克勞德 Scott McCloud 導讀 威爾.埃斯納的開拓之作《與神的契約》,在1978年默默出版,建立了我們現在所知的「圖像小說」類型,也啟發了整個世代的畫家。「百年冥誕紀念版」採用原畫的全新高解析複製版,帶來生動的清晰度,以及對埃斯納寫作、插畫和構圖的貼近感。高度還原威爾.埃斯納對藝術之願景,提供讀者收藏等級的方式,去體驗這本確立埃斯納成為美國圖像敘事先知地位的開拓之作。 ★ 各界專家好評推薦(按姓名筆劃排序) Elainee(藍尼),漫畫家 | 小莊,導演、漫畫家 | 艾爾先生(張清龍),作家| 林玠均(艾姆兔),漫畫家、國立臺灣藝術大學多媒體動畫藝術學系講師| 咎井淳,漫畫家 |黃珮珊,慢工出版總編輯 |鄭宇庭,新手書店創辦人| 謝東霖,漫畫家| 「莊嚴又悲慘。」——寇特.馮內果Kurt Vonnegut(黑色幽默文學大師) 「埃斯納不只領先他的時代,現在我們仍在追趕他。」——約翰.厄普戴克John Updike(普立茲文學獎得主) 「威爾.埃斯納的畫作革新了漫畫書。」——《娛樂週刊》 「威爾.埃斯納就是美國漫畫的心靈與頭腦。」——史考特.麥克勞德Scott McCloud(漫畫評論家) 「像雷.布萊伯利(Ray Bradbury)或歐亨利(O. Henry.)那樣的美式敘事者。」——尼爾.蓋曼Neil Gaiman(作家) 「不像他那個時代的其他漫畫家,他創造的是心情、氣氛和真實感。」——朱爾斯.菲佛Jules Feiffer(漫畫家) 「本書不是寫給尋求下一場超級英雄戰鬥的小孩看的。相反地,這是針對比較成熟讀者的長篇漫畫形式。嚴格來說, 《與神的契約》是根據埃斯納童年回憶的四個短篇故事合輯。它貼近地描繪1930年代布朗克斯區的移民生活,向逝去的世界致敬——然而不是美化的過去,而是有許多缺陷與醜陋的過去。悲劇的主角群都注定失敗,每個故事也在結局呈現出驚人的轉折。」 ──朱利安.沃羅Julian Voloj(作家) 「我重述這個故事的部分原因是無法公正描述埃斯納用來呈現的藝術手法。光是前八頁戲劇化的赫許沉重地穿過暴雨回家──每一「格」(埃斯納比史上任何人都擅長運用的圖像小說文法元素)都激發人們想像。雨水宛如生物倒在人物、街燈、公寓大樓、卓普西大道55號牆上每塊磚頭的每一吋上。字型壓抑著赫許,契約籠罩著他吃力的身形,室內樓梯間彷彿哪裡都去不了。」──約翰.雷普John Repp 啟發一種新藝術形式的圖像敘事革新之作 威爾.埃斯納在漫畫的黎明期便已參與其中。1940年代,他以備受好評的每週連載《閃靈俠》(The Spirit)拓展了這個媒體的邊界,隨著《與神的契約》在1978年出版,他創造了一個全新的載體:圖像小說。它前所未見,開創了一個漫畫家從有所侷限的連載被解放的時代。埃斯納的作品是漫畫可能性的耀眼範例,跟文學藝術一樣創新、感人又複雜的載體。 埃斯納自認是「報導生死、心碎和無盡掙扎求勝的圖像見證人」。本書開頭的迷人故事,反映出作者現實人生中的悲劇:獨生女之死。虔誠的猶太人弗林.赫許在失去自己最愛的小孩之後,質疑他和上帝的關係。赫許的危機,進而交織出經典的卓普西大道,及大道上令人難忘的居民生活,無疑是大蕭條高峰期時,紐約典型街道的縮影。 《與神的契約》在1978年默默出版,建立了我們現在所知的「圖像小說」類型,也啟發了整個世代的畫家。此書取材自都市生活中不斷流轉發生的故事,以虛構的「卓普西大道」,呈現經濟大蕭條時期的典型紐約街頭與公寓租屋文化。開頭的迷人篇章,反映出作者現實人生中的悲劇:獨生女之死。虔誠的猶太人赫許在失去自己親愛的小孩之後,開始質疑他和上帝的關係。赫許的危機,也交織出卓普西大道上其他居民的故事:來去流轉的公寓大樓、無法抓住機會的街頭歌手、被打敗的管理員…… 這本精裝「百年冥誕紀念版」以原畫的全新高解析掃描,展示了埃斯納的獨特視覺風格,並新增了漫畫專家史考特.麥克勞的導讀,與埃斯納作品的早年簡史。現在,讀者們可以體驗到引發新藝術形式,確立埃斯納作為美國圖像敘事偉大開拓者之一的傳奇之書了。

Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! PDF Book By Mark Shulman

Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union!

  • Author: Mark Shulman
  • ISBN Code: : 1684127785
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 96 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 857 Readers
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The inspiring story of Abraham Lincoln’s life, in graphic novel format. Considered by many historians to be the greatest American president, Abraham Lincoln led the Union at the greatest turning point in the nation’s history. Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! tells the story of one of America’s most admired figures in graphic novel format. From his childhood on a farm in Kentucky to the battlefields of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln served the United States with resolve, intelligence, and courage unlike that of any other president. Readers of all ages will be entertained and educated by the full-color illustrations and historically accurate narrative of this graphical biography.

Usagi Yojimbo #3 PDF Book By Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo #3

  • Author: Stan Sakai
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 740 Readers
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"Bunraku”, Part 3. A sinister force grows in strength, and Usagi must team up with the supernaturally powered Sasuke to defeat it. The heroic duo is in for the fight of their life as the danger becomes even more bizarre than they could imagine!

Daytripper PDF Book By Gabriel Ba,Fabio Moon

Daytripper

  • Author: Gabriel Ba,Fabio Moon
  • ISBN Code: : 1401236014
  • Publisher : DC
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 268 Readers
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"One of the most memorable things we've read in a long time." - io9 "Beautifully written and utterly gorgeous, DAYTRIPPER completely blew me away." - Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) What are the most important days of your life? F-bio Moon and Gabriel B- answer that question in the critical and commercial hit series that took the industry by storm, winning praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Br-s de Oliva Domingos as each chapter of DAYTRIPPER explores a completely different moment in his life. Moon and B- tell a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos's entire existence- from his loves to his deaths and all the possibilities in between. Introduction by Craig Thompson (BLANKETS).

Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes] PDF Book By Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]

  • Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0313399247
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 920 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 372 Readers
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] PDF Book By M. Keith Booker

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

  • Author: M. Keith Booker
  • ISBN Code: : 0313397511
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1921 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 722 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

Visualizing Jewish Narrative PDF Book By Derek Parker Royal

Visualizing Jewish Narrative

  • Author: Derek Parker Royal
  • ISBN Code: : 1474248802
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 724 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Examining a wide range of comics and graphic novels – including works by creators such as Will Eisner, Leela Corman, Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Sarah Glidden and Joe Sacco – this book explores how comics writers and artists have tackled major issues of Jewish identity and culture. With chapters written by leading and emerging scholars in contemporary comic book studies, Visualizing Jewish Narrative highlights the ways in which Jewish comics have handled such topics as: ·Biography, autobiography, and Jewish identity ·Gender and sexuality ·Genre – from superheroes to comedy ·The Holocaust ·The Israel-Palestine conflict ·Sources in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish myth Visualizing Jewish Narrative also includes a foreword by Danny Fingeroth, former editor of the Spider-Man line and author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent..

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel PDF Book By Stephen Weiner,Will Eisner

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

  • Author: Stephen Weiner,Will Eisner
  • ISBN Code: : 1561637122
  • Publisher : NBM Publishing
  • Page : 80 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 902 Readers
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Graphic novels have exploded off bookstore shelves into movies, college courses, and the New York Times book review, and comics historian and children’s literature specialist Stephen Weiner explains the phenomenon in this groundbreaking book—the first history of graphic novels. From the agonizing Holocaust vision of Art Spiegelman’s Maus to the teenage angst of Dan Clowes’s Ghost World, this study enters the heart of the graphic novel revolution. The complete history of this popular format is explained, from the first modern, urban autobiographical graphic novel, Will Eisner’s A Contract with God, to the dark mysteries of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, the postmodern superheroics of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight, and breakout books such as Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis. It’s all here in this newly updated edition, which contains the must-reads, the milestones, the most recent developments, and what to look for in the future of this exciting medium.

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives PDF Book By Robert G. Weiner

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

  • Author: Robert G. Weiner
  • ISBN Code: : 0786456930
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 731 Readers
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To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction PDF Book By David Brauner

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction

  • Author: David Brauner
  • ISBN Code: : 1474404480
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Page : 456 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 465 Readers
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Provides critical overviews of the main writers and key themes of Anglophone Jewish fictionThis collection of essays represents a new departure for, and a potentially (re)defining moment in, literary Jewish Studies. It is the first volume to bring together essays covering a wide range of American, British, South African, Canadian and Australian Jewish fiction. Moreover, it complicates all these terms, emphasising the porousness between different national traditions and moving beyond traditional definitions of Jewishness. For the sake of structural clarity, the volume is divided into three parts American Jewish Fiction British Jewish Fiction and International and Transnational Anglophone Jewish Fiction but many of the essays cross over these boundaries and speak to each other implicitly, as well as, on occasion, explicitly. Extending and redefining the canon of modern Jewish fiction, the volume juxtaposes major authors with more marginal figures, revising and recuperating individual reputations, rediscovering forgotten and discovering new work, and in the process remapping the whole terrain. This volume opens windows onto vistas that previously had been obscured and opens doors for the next generation of studies that could not proceed without a wide-ranging, visionary empiricism grounding their work. The Edinburgh Companion is a paradigm-changing event, and nothing in Jewish literary studies that follows can fail to pay close attention to it. Key Features:Highlights the rich diversity of the field and identifies its key themes, including immigration, the Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation, antisemitism and ZionismAnalyses the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates them in historical contextDiscusses the place of Anglophone Jewish fiction in relation to critical debates concerning transatlanticism and transnationalism; ethnicity and identity politics; postcolonial studies, feminist studies and Jewish Studies. With a preface by Mark Shechner, the volume contains 28 essays by contributors including Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Debra Shostak (Wooster College, Ohio), Ira Nadel (University of British Columbia), Efraim Sicher (Ben-Gurion University, Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Sue Vice (University of Sheffield), Lori Harrison-Kahan (Boston College), Ruth Gilbert (University of Winchester), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) andSandra Singer (University of Guelph).David Brauner is Professor of Contemporary Literature at The University of Reading.Axel Sta er is Reader in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition PDF Book By Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

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

  • Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay
  • ISBN Code: : 1440851360
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 719 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 893 Readers
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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

Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts PDF Book By Patricia Paugh,Tricia Kress,Robert Lake

Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts

  • Author: Patricia Paugh,Tricia Kress,Robert Lake
  • ISBN Code: : 9462098751
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 258 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 940 Readers
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This edited volume supports implementation of a critical literacy of popular culture for new times. It explores popular and media texts that are meaningful to youth and their lives. It questions how these texts position youth as literate social practitioners. Based on theories of Critical and New Literacies that encourage questioning of social norms, the chapters challenge an audience of teachers, teacher educators, and literacy focused scholars in higher education to creatively integrate popular and media texts into their curriculum. Focal texts include science fiction, dystopian and other youth central novels, picture books that disrupt traditional narratives, graphic novels, video-games, other arts-based texts (film/novel hybrids) and even the lives of youth readers themselves as texts that offer rich possibilities for transformative literacy. Syllabi and concrete examples of classroom practices have been included by each chapter author

The Orphan in Fiction and Comics since the 19th Century PDF Book By Marion Gymnich,Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz,Gerold Sedlmayr

The Orphan in Fiction and Comics since the 19th Century

  • Author: Marion Gymnich,Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz,Gerold Sedlmayr
  • ISBN Code: : 1527515702
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 322 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 173 Readers
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The orphan has turned out to be an extraordinarily versatile literary figure. By juxtaposing diverse fictional representations of orphans, this volume sheds light on the development of cultural concepts such as childhood, family, the status of parental legacy, individualism, identity and charity. The first chapter argues that the figure of the orphan was suitable for negotiating a remarkable range of cultural anxieties and discourses in novels from the Victorian period. This is followed by a discussion of both the (rare) examples of novels from the first half of the 20th century in which main characters are orphaned at a young age and Anglophone narratives written from the 1980s onward, when the figure of the orphan proliferated once more. The trope of the picaro, the theme of absence and the problem of parental substitutes are among the issues addressed in contemporary orphan narratives. The book also looks at the orphan motif in three popular fantasy series, namely Rowling’s Harry Potter septology, Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It then traces the development of the orphan motif from the end of the 19th century to the present in a range of different types of comics, including funnies and gag-a-day strips, superhero comics, underground comix, and autobiographical comics.

Reading Comics PDF Book By Douglas Wolk

Reading Comics

  • Author: Douglas Wolk
  • ISBN Code: : 078672157X
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 175 Readers
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Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. In Reading Comics, critic Douglas Wolk shows us why and how. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics-from Alan Moore to Alison Bechdel to Chris Ware-and explains their roots, influences, and where they fit into the pantheon of art. As accessible to the hardcore fan as to the curious newcomer, Reading Comics is the first book for people who want to know not just which comics are worth reading, but ways to think and talk and argue about them.

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives PDF Book By Sebastian Domsch,Dan Hassler-Forest,Dirk Vanderbeke

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

  • Author: Sebastian Domsch,Dan Hassler-Forest,Dirk Vanderbeke
  • ISBN Code: : 3110446960
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Page : 644 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 486 Readers
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Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.

Wham! Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum PDF Book By William G. Brozo,Gary Moorman,Carla Meyer

Wham! Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum

  • Author: William G. Brozo,Gary Moorman,Carla Meyer
  • ISBN Code: : 0807772488
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Page : 158 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 720 Readers
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Graphic novels are an excellent medium to motivate today’s youth to become independent learners and thinkers. This practical guide shows secondary school teachers how to incorporate graphic novels into content area instruction as a tool for meeting the needs of diverse learners and achieving the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The authors provide instructional guidelines with classroom examples that demonstrate how graphic novels can be used to expand content knowledge and literacy in science, social studies, math, and English/language arts. Teachers will appreciate the book’s specific suggestions for selecting graphic novels and for employing responsive practices that will build students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening, and media competencies. “The range and complexity of graphic novels being published right now is simply amazing to me. . . . They are part of what should be a balanced array of texts that all can read, enjoy, and learn from. In this volume, the authors point to this proliferation, as well as the educative potential of graphic novels. After reading its pages, I feel others will agree with me that they have done an excellent job pointing out how graphic novel creators such as Jim Ottaviani and Larry Gonick communicate much about history, science, and mathematics while also making connections to comprehension and thinking skills that accompany both literacy and content-specific learning.” —From the Foreword by Stergios Botzakis, assistant professor of adolescent literacy in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville “The authors have set forth on a task I feel long is overdu—connecting the literacy potential of graphic novels to the content areas. This book is a wonderful contribution to the field of content area literacy studies.” —Michael D. Boatright, assistant professor, Department of English, Western Carolina University Book Features: Advice for selecting and evaluating graphic novels. Teaching strategies for each of the four major content domains. Guidance for aligning instruction with the Common Core State Standards. A list of educational graphic novels organized by content area. Study group questions.And more! William G. Brozo is a professor of literacy in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and author of RTI and the Adolescent Reader. Gary Moorman is professor emeritus at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Carla K. Meyer is an assistant professor in the Reading Education and Special Education Department at Appalachian State University.

Drawing on Religion PDF Book By Ken Koltun-Fromm

Drawing on Religion

  • Author: Ken Koltun-Fromm
  • ISBN Code: : 0271088508
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 734 Readers
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Comics traffic in stereotypes, which can translate into real danger, as was the case when, in 2015, two Muslim gunmen opened fire at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, which had published depictions of Islam and Muhammad perceived by many to be blasphemous. As a response to that tragedy, Ken Koltun-Fromm calls for us to expand our moral imaginations through readings of graphic religious narratives. Utilizing a range of comic books and graphic novels, including R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis Illustrated, Craig Thompson’s Blankets, the Vakil brothers’ 40 Sufi Comics, and Ms. Marvel, Koltun-Fromm argues that representing religion in these formats is an ethical issue. By focusing on the representation of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu religious traditions, the comics discussed in this book bear witness to the ethical imagination, the possibilities of traversing religious landscapes, and the problematic status of racial, classed, and gendered characterizations of religious persons. Koltun-Fromm explores what religious stereotypes do and how they function in comics in ways that might expand or diminish our imaginative worlds. The pedagogical challenge, he argues, is to linger in that space and see those worlds well, with both ethical sensitivity and moral imagination. Accessibly written and vibrantly illustrated, this book sheds new light on the ways in which comic arts depict religious faith and culture. It will appeal to students and scholars of religion, literature, and comic studies.

The Rise of the American Comics Artist PDF Book By Paul Williams,James Lyons

The Rise of the American Comics Artist

  • Author: Paul Williams,James Lyons
  • ISBN Code: : 160473793X
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 293 Readers
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Contributions by David M. Ball, Ian Gordon, Andrew Loman, Andrea A. Lunsford, James Lyons, Ana Merino, Graham J. Murphy, Chris Murray, Adam Rosenblatt, Julia Round, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Stephen Weiner, and Paul Williams Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same period, underground and alternative genres began to garner critical acclaim and media attention beyond comics-specific outlets, as best represented by Art Spiegelman's Maus. Publishers began to collect, bind, and market comics as “graphic novels,” and these appeared in mainstream bookstores and in magazine reviews. The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts brings together new scholarship surveying the production, distribution, and reception of American comics from this pivotal decade to the present. The collection specifically explores the figure of the comics creator—either as writer, as artist, or as writer and artist—in contemporary US comics, using creators as focal points to evaluate changes to the industry, its aesthetics, and its critical reception. The book also includes essays on landmark creators such as Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, as well as insightful interviews with Jeff Smith (Bone), Jim Woodring (Frank) and Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics). As comics have reached new audiences, through different material and electronic forms, the public's broad perception of what comics are has changed. The Rise of the American Comics Artist surveys the ways in which the figure of the creator has been at the heart of these evolutions.

Burroughs Unbound PDF Book By S. E. Gontarski

Burroughs Unbound

  • Author: S. E. Gontarski
  • ISBN Code: : 1501362194
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 456 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 876 Readers
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In addition to contributing significantly to the growing field of Burroughs scholarship, Burroughs Unbound also directly engages with the growing fields of textual studies, archival research, and genetic criticism, asking crucial questions thereby about the nature of archives and their relationship to a writer's work. These questions about the archive concern not only the literary medium. In the 1960s and 1970s Burroughs collaborated with filmmakers, sound technicians, and musicians, who helped re-contextualized his writings in other media. Burroughs Unbound examines these collaborations and explores how such multiple authorship complicates the authority of the archive as a final or complete repository of an author's work. It takes Burroughs seriously as a radical theorist and practitioner who critiqued drug laws, sexual practice, censorship, and what we today call a society of control. More broadly, his work continues to challenge our common assumptions about language, authorship, textual stability, and the archive in its broadest definition.

Visible Cities, Global Comics PDF Book By Benjamin Fraser

Visible Cities, Global Comics

  • Author: Benjamin Fraser
  • ISBN Code: : 1496825071
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 302 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 878 Readers
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More and more people are noticing links between urban geography and the spaces within the layout of panels on the comics page. Benjamin Fraser explores the representation of the city in a range of comics from across the globe. Comics address the city as an idea, a historical fact, a social construction, a material-built environment, a shared space forged from the collective imagination, or as a social arena navigated according to personal desire. Accordingly, Fraser brings insights from urban theory to bear on specific comics. The works selected comprise a variety of international, alternative, and independent small-press comics artists, from engravings and early comics to single-panel work, graphic novels, manga, and trading cards, by artists such as Will Eisner, Tsutomu Nihei, Hariton Pushwagner, Julie Doucet, Frans Masereel, and Chris Ware. In the first monograph on this subject, Fraser touches on many themes of modern urban life: activism, alienation, consumerism, flânerie, gentrification, the mystery story, science fiction, sexual orientation, and working-class labor. He leads readers to images of such cities as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Madrid, Montevideo, Montreal, New York, Oslo, Paris, São Paolo, and Tokyo. Through close readings, each chapter introduces readers to specific comics artists and works and investigates a range of topics related to the medium’s spatial form, stylistic variation, and cultural prominence. Mainly, Fraser mixes interest in urbanism and architecture with the creative strategies that comics artists employ to bring their urban images to life.

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes] PDF Book By M. Keith Booker

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels [2 volumes]

  • Author: M. Keith Booker
  • ISBN Code: : 0313357471
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 763 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 481 Readers
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The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes

Comic Book Collections for Libraries PDF Book By Bryan D. Fagan,Jody Condit Fagan

Comic Book Collections for Libraries

  • Author: Bryan D. Fagan,Jody Condit Fagan
  • ISBN Code: : 1598845128
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 162 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 982 Readers
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This book will help librarians extend literary graphic novel collections to attract a large, untapped group of comic book readers with a sure-to-be-popular comic book collection. • 60 A–Z entries on the comic book industry, publishers, and creators • Helpful lists of recommended comic book titles, many of which are not usually found in libraries • Numerous tables, comic book images, and illustrations • A glossary of comic book-specific terms • A title list actually used to begin a comic book collection at James Madison University • Bibliographies for each chapter, plus a list of more than 50 web resources

A Companion to American Literature PDF Book By Susan Belasco,Theresa Strouth Gaul,Linck Johnson,Michael Soto

A Companion to American Literature

  • Author: Susan Belasco,Theresa Strouth Gaul,Linck Johnson,Michael Soto
  • ISBN Code: : 1119653355
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 1864 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 618 Readers
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A comprehensive, chronological overview of American literature in three scholarly and authoritative volumes A Companion to American Literature traces the history and development of American literature from its early origins in Native American oral tradition to 21st century digital literature. This comprehensive three-volume set brings together contributions from a diverse international team of accomplished young scholars and established figures in the field. Contributors explore a broad range of topics in historical, cultural, political, geographic, and technological contexts, engaging the work of both well-known and non-canonical writers of every period. Volume One is an inclusive and geographically expansive examination of early American literature, applying a range of cultural and historical approaches and theoretical models to a dramatically expanded canon of texts. Volume Two covers American literature between 1820 and 1914, focusing on the development of print culture and the literary marketplace, the emergence of various literary movements, and the impact of social and historical events on writers and writings of the period. Spanning the 20th and early 21st centuries, Volume Three studies traditional areas of American literature as well as the literature from previously marginalized groups and contemporary writers often overlooked by scholars. This inclusive and comprehensive study of American literature: Examines the influences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and disability on American literature Discusses the role of technology in book production and circulation, the rise of literacy, and changing reading practices and literary forms Explores a wide range of writings in multiple genres, including novels, short stories, dramas, and a variety of poetic forms, as well as autobiographies, essays, lectures, diaries, journals, letters, sermons, histories, and graphic narratives. Provides a thematic index that groups chapters by contexts and illustrates their links across different traditional chronological boundaries A Companion to American Literature is a valuable resource for students coming to the subject for the first time or preparing for field examinations, instructors in American literature courses, and scholars with more specialized interests in specific authors, genres, movements, or periods.

Comics and Stuff PDF Book By Henry Jenkins

Comics and Stuff

  • Author: Henry Jenkins
  • ISBN Code: : 1479815179
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 951 Readers
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Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now For most of their history, comics were widely understood as disposable—you read them and discarded them, and the pulp paper they were printed on decomposed over time. Today, comic books have been rebranded as graphic novels—clothbound high-gloss volumes that can be purchased in bookstores, checked out of libraries, and displayed proudly on bookshelves. They are reviewed by serious critics and studied in university classrooms. A medium once considered trash has been transformed into a respectable, if not elite, genre. While the American comics of the past were about hyperbolic battles between good and evil, most of today’s graphic novels focus on everyday personal experiences. Contemporary culture is awash with stuff. They give vivid expression to a culture preoccupied with the processes of circulation and appraisal, accumulation and possession. By design, comics encourage the reader to scan the landscape, to pay attention to the physical objects that fill our lives and constitute our familiar surroundings. Because comics take place in a completely fabricated world, everything is there intentionally. Comics are stuff; comics tell stories about stuff; and they display stuff. When we use the phrase “and stuff” in everyday speech, we often mean something vague, something like “etcetera.” In this book, stuff refers not only to physical objects, but also to the emotions, sentimental attachments, and nostalgic longings that we express—or hold at bay—through our relationships with stuff. In Comics and Stuff, his first solo authored book in over a decade, pioneering media scholar Henry Jenkins moves through anthropology, material culture, literary criticism, and art history to resituate comics in the cultural landscape. Through over one hundred full-color illustrations, using close readings of contemporary graphic novels, Jenkins explores how comics depict stuff and exposes the central role that stuff plays in how we curate our identities, sustain memory, and make meaning. Comics and Stuff presents an innovative new way of thinking about comics and graphic novels that will change how we think about our stuff and ourselves.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society PDF Book By Debra L. Merskin

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

  • Author: Debra L. Merskin
  • ISBN Code: : 1483375544
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Page : 2168 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 684 Readers
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The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society discusses media around the world in their varied forms—newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, books, music, websites, social media, mobile media—and describes the role of each in both mirroring and shaping society. This encyclopedia provides a thorough overview of media within social and cultural contexts, exploring the development of the mediated communication industry, mediated communication regulations, and societal interactions and effects. This reference work will look at issues such as free expression and government regulation of media; how people choose what media to watch, listen to, and read; and how the influence of those who control media organizations may be changing as new media empower previously unheard voices. The role of media in society will be explored from international, multidisciplinary perspectives via approximately 700 articles drawing on research from communication and media studies, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, politics, and business.

The Trauma Graphic Novel PDF Book By Andrés Romero-Jódar

The Trauma Graphic Novel

  • Author: Andrés Romero-Jódar
  • ISBN Code: : 1315296594
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 180 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 211 Readers
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The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship, helped explore these topics by developing a new subgenre: the trauma graphic novel. This book seeks to analyze this trend through the consideration of five influential graphic novels in English. Works by Paul Hornschemeier, Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons will be considered as illustrative examples of the representation of individual, collective, and political traumas. This book provides a link between the contemporary criticism of Trauma Studies and the increasingly important world of comic books and graphic novels.

Studying Comics and Graphic Novels PDF Book By Karin Kukkonen

Studying Comics and Graphic Novels

  • Author: Karin Kukkonen
  • ISBN Code: : 1118499913
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 197 Readers
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This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to build a sequenced, rounded introduction to the subject Includes study activities, writing exercises, and essay topics throughout Dedicated chapters cover popular sub-genres such as autobiography and literary adaptation

The Expanding Art of Comics PDF Book By Thierry Groensteen

The Expanding Art of Comics

  • Author: Thierry Groensteen
  • ISBN Code: : 1496813707
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 258 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 162 Readers
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In The Expanding Art of Comics: Ten Modern Masterpieces, prominent scholar Thierry Groensteen offers a distinct perspective on important evolutions in comics since the 1960s through close readings of ten seminal works. He covers over half a century of comics production, sampling a single work from the sixties (Ballad of the Salt Sea by Hugo Pratt), seventies (The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius by Moebius), eighties (Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons), and nineties (Epileptic by David B.). Then this remarkable critic, scholar, and author of The System of Comics and Comics and Narration delves into recent masterpieces, such as Building Stories by Chris Ware. Each of these books created an opening, achieved a breakthrough, offered a new narrative model, or took up an emerging tendency and perfected it. Groensteen recaptures the impact with which these works, each in its own way, broke with what had gone before. He regards comics as an expanding art, not only because groundbreaking works such as these are increasing in number, but also because it is an art that has only gradually become aware of its considerable potential and is unceasingly opening up new expressive terrain.

English for Gifted and Talented Students PDF Book By Geoff Dean

English for Gifted and Talented Students

  • Author: Geoff Dean
  • ISBN Code: : 1446242552
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 538 Readers
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'Geoff Dean's English for Gifted and Talented Students 11-18 is a principled and pragmatic book that will provide Heads of Department with a foundation in this important area of curriculum development' - English Drama Media 'The really surprising thing about Geoff Dean's book is that you come away from it with more than you expected....[This] book shows the English teacher how to plan for and deliver those life-changing moments in the classroom' - G & T Update Includes CD-Rom `This is a sourcebook of ideas and gives valuable information about the latest research on learning and teaching, as well as signposting the way forward in providing for the most able in English. It recognises the questions posed by new technologies, and gives guidance on how to harness these changes to help equip talented young people for life in the twenty first century' - Jude Brigley, Director of Learning and Teaching at Cardiff High School, and Chair of NACE CYMRU Are you stuck for ways to stretch your best English students? By focusing on what excites and motivates all learners, this book provides you with a clear guide to ensuring sound provision for your gifted and talented students. Included is advice on: o how to identify more able students o what to do to get other staff on board o successful strategies for working with more able students o using ICT effectively in lessons and activities o how to measure students' progress o personalised learning There is an accompanying CD which contains photocopiable material which will help you plan your lessons and departmental strategy.

Young Adult Resources Today PDF Book By Don Latham,Melissa Gross

Young Adult Resources Today

  • Author: Don Latham,Melissa Gross
  • ISBN Code: : 0810888009
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 254 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 263 Readers
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Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in: Integrating theory, research, and practice Integrating implications for practice throughout the book Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout—within the resource chapters (including websites and social media) Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers’ advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.