Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-911-6
# of Pages: 500
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $195
e-ISBN: 978-1-68217-959-8
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Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme & Technique

February 2019

This new edition contains over 75 essays covering the wide range of themes and concepts in graphic novels. It includes genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship. In addition to insight into various specific aspects of the development of graphic novels, such as storytelling, lettering, inking, and illustration styles, this volume covers production and distribution of graphic novels and the significance and history of comic book conventions. The diverse and varied content of this volume also covers issues on readership and literacy, library collection development, and censorship.

The new articles in this edition include:

  • Digital comics
  • Female graphic novelists
  • Graphic novel creators coming from other fields
  • Comics scholarship
  • Comic conventions and festivals
  • Changing representation of women in comics
  • Comics to audio books; comics to film

This new edition provides readers with a solid understanding of the history of graphic novels alongside new information about themes and techniques used in this expanding genre. As graphic novels grow in popularity, this series becomes an important acquisition for public libraries, high schools and undergraduate literature collections.


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History, Theme & Technique 
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