1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga


Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789327314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 1639

Presents a year-by-year chronicle of comic books, graphic novels, and manga worldwide, from the earliest one-off albums to the latest in online comics and including some series and characters that have run for decades.

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743364543

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 960

View: 3104

Whether you are a serious comic collector, a devoted Watchmen fan, or simply have fond memories of the comics you read as a child, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die is the book for you.

Remembered Reading

Memory, Comics and Post-War Constructions of British Girlhood


Author: Mel Gibson

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9462700303

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 1078

A reader’s history exploring the forgotten genre of girls’ comics Girls’ comics were a major genre from the 1950s onwards in Britain. The most popular titles sold between 800,000 and a million copies a week. However, this genre was slowly replaced by magazines which now dominate publishing for girls. Remembered Reading is a readers’ history which explores the genre, and memories of those comics, looking at how and why this rich history has been forgotten. The research is based around both analysis of what the titles contained and interviews with women about their childhood comic reading. In addition, it also looks at the other comic books that British girls engaged with, including humour comics and superhero titles. In doing so it looks at intersections of class, girlhood, and genre, and puts comic reading into historical, cultural, and educational context.

The Greatest Comic Book of All Time

Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books


Author: Bart Beaty,Benjamin Woo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137531622

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 1191

Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo work to historicize why it is that certain works or creators have come to define the notion of a "quality comic book," while other works and creators have been left at the fringes of critical analysis.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature

Heroes and Eagles


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004298606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 1567

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.


A Guide to Popular Reading Interests


Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

View: 5161

The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

The Comics Journal



Author: Gary Groth,RJ Casey,Kristy Valenti

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683961714

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 6664

The Comics Journal, which is renowned for its in-depth interviews, comics criticism, and thought-provoking editorials, features Gary Groth in frank and often hilarious discussion with the satirist and children’s book author Tomi Ungerer. Ungerer talks about the entire trajectory of his life and career: growing up in France during the Nazi occupation, creating controversial work, and being blacklisted by the American Library Association. This issue, the first in its new twice-a-year format, covers the “new mainstream” in American comics ― how the marketplace and overall perception of the medium has drastically shifted since the “graphic novel boom” of the early 2000s and massive hits like Persepolis, Fun Home, and Smile. It also includes sketchbook pages from French-born cartoonist Antoine Cossé’ an introduction to homoerotic gag cartoons out of the U.S. Navy; and Your Black Friend cartoonist Ben Passmore’s examination of comics and gentrification.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die


Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037193

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 4312

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Graphic Details

Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews


Author: Sarah Lightman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661590X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 8359

The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.” The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity.