Reading Graphic Novels

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Author: Achim Hescher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110445395
Size: 69.45 MB
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Reading Graphic Novels by Achim Hescher


Original Title: Reading Graphic Novels

This monograph presents a prototype theory-based approach to the graphic novel as a narrating genre. After a historical contextualization, the graphic novel is defined through the core feature of complexity and seven gradable subcategories. With regard to narration, the author challenges concepts from classical narratology like the ‘narrator’ and ‘focalization’ to finally discuss aspects of subjectivity, a focal paradigm in the latest research.

Comic Shop

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Author: Dan Gearino
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040834
Size: 77.85 MB
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Comic Shop by Dan Gearino


Original Title: Comic Shop

The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. Its rise was due in large part to a dynamic entrepreneur, Phil Seuling. His direct market model allowed shops to get comics straight from the publishers, bypassing middlemen. Stores could better customize their offerings and independent publishers could now access national distribution. In this way, shops opened up a space for quirky ideas to gain an audience and helped transform small-press series, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Bone, into media giants. Comic Shop is the first book to trace the history of these cultural icons. Dan Gearino brings us from their origins to the present day, when the rise of digital platforms has the industry at a crossroads even as sales are robust. He spends a year with stores around the country, with a spotlight on The Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio. Along the way he interviews those who shaped comics retailing from the early days, including many pioneering women; top creators; and shop owners who continue to push the industry in new directions. A guide to forty of the most interesting shops around the United States and Canada is a bonus for fans.

Apocalypse Day

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Author: ปิติวุฒิ ภวังค์คนันท์
Publisher: Siam Inter Book
ISBN: 6163699017
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Apocalypse Day by ปิติวุฒิ ภวังค์คนันท์


Original Title: Apocalypse Day

เมื่ออยู่สังคมที่ฟอนเฟะ หรือวันคืนที่ดำมืด เราต่างเชื่อว่าเช้าวันใหม่ต้องมาเสมอ ทว่าความกระหายอันบ้าคลั่ง กัดกินทุกสิ่งที่มีชีวิต วันแห่งหายนะและความสยดสยอง จะทำให้เราไม่อยากลืมตาขึ้นอีกเลย นี่คือ Zombie Apocalypse ที่สะท้อนส่วนลึกในจิตใจของคุณ เพื่อเอาชีวิต คุณจะรักษาความเป็นคนไว้ได้นานแค่ไหน

The Art Of Comics

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Author: Aaron Meskin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334646
Size: 29.11 MB
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The Art Of Comics by Aaron Meskin


Original Title: The Art Of Comics

The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley

See What I Mean

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Author: Kevin Cheng
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 1933820853
Size: 13.43 MB
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See What I Mean by Kevin Cheng


Original Title: See What I Mean

If you're an executive, designer, product manager, marketer, or engineer, communication is part of your work. Using images and text in unique ways, comics can engage readers in ways traditional methods can't. In See What I Mean, you'll learn how to create comics about your products and processes without an illustrator—just like Google, eBay, and Adobe do.

The Rise And Reason Of Comics And Graphic Literature

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Author: Joyce Goggin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786457619
Size: 45.87 MB
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The Rise And Reason Of Comics And Graphic Literature by Joyce Goggin


Original Title: The Rise And Reason Of Comics And Graphic Literature

These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction. By addressing the topic from a wide range of perspectives, the book offers readers a nuanced and comprehensive picture of current scholarship in the subject area.

The Visual Language Of Comics

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Author: Neil Cohn
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441183248
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The Visual Language Of Comics by Neil Cohn


Original Title: The Visual Language Of Comics

Drawings and sequential images are an integral part of human expression dating back at least as far as cave paintings, and in contemporary society appear most prominently in comics. Despite this fundamental part of human identity, little work has explored the comprehension and cognitive underpinnings of visual narratives-until now. This work presents a provocative theory: that drawings and sequential images are structured the same as language. Building on contemporary theories from linguistics and cognitive psychology, it argues that comics are written in a visual language of sequential images that combines with text. Like spoken and signed languages, visual narratives use a lexicon of systematic patterns stored in memory, strategies for combining these patterns into meaningful units, and a hierarchic grammar governing the combination of sequential images into coherent expressions. Filled with examples and illustrations, this book details each of these levels of structure, explains how cross-cultural differences arise in diverse visual languages of the world, and describes what the newest neuroscience research reveals about the brain's comprehension of visual narratives. From this emerges the foundation for a new line of research within the linguistic and cognitive sciences, raising intriguing questions about the connections between language and the diversity of humans' expressive behaviours in the mind and brain.

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