Reading Comics

Reading Comics

How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean

Book - 2007 | 1st Da Capo Press ed
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Baker & Taylor
The volume contains two sections: "Theory and History," an explanation of comics as a medium and an overview of its evolution, and "Reviews and Commentary," a diverse examination of creators and works. The second section spans Will Eisner's pioneering efforts as well as the groundbreaking modern comics by the Hernandez brothers, Chris Ware and Alison Bechdel.

Perseus Publishing
The first serious, readable, provocative, canon-smashing book of comics criticism by the leading critic in the field

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 this is and how it came to be. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics-from Alan Moore to Alison Bechdel to Dave Sim to Chris Ware-and introduces a critical theory that explains where each fits into the pantheon of art. Reading Comics is accessible to the hardcore fan and the curious newcomer; it is the first book for people who want to know not just what comics are worth reading, but also the ways to think and talk and argue about them.

& Taylor

A guide to comics reviews titles, discusses authors, and analyzes the medium, its history, and its evolution into a serious art form, from the early works of Will Eisner to Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home" in 2006.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2007
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306815096
Branch Call Number: 741.53 WOL
Characteristics: viii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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