The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels (Rough Guide Reference)

The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels (Rough Guide Reference)

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"The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels" is the ultimate companion to the expanding world of the 'literary comic book'. Written by comic industry insider Danny Fingeroth, it includes the mediums' history, from sequential art in Egyptian tombs, through the superhero boom of the 1940s to the birth of the graphic novel movement and the latest online offerings. All you need to know about the best and rest with 60 must-read graphic novels, including the genre-defining "Maus" and "A Contract with God", plus modern classics-in-the-making "Fun Home" and "Alice in Sunderland". The guide profiles the movements legends including Harvey Pekar, Chris Ware, Denis Kitchen and other amazing illustrators, writers and publishers who've helped win respect for this once marginalised art form. And everything else you need to know from 'how to make a graphic novel' to Persepolis and the latest film and television offerings, manga, documentaries, conventions, books, magazines and websites.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
Edition: 1
Publisher: Rough Guides
Published: 01 Aug 2008

ISBN 10: 1843539934
ISBN 13: 9781843539933