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Comics, manga, and graphic novels : a history of graphic narratives

Author: Robert S Petersen
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publisher's description: Graphic narrative art is a fascinating phenomenon that emerged centuries ago with the expansion of literacy and the publication industry. The earliest example of a repeating comic character dates back to the late 1700s. By following the growth of print technology in Europe and Asia, it is possible to understand how and why artists across cultures developed different strategies for telling  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Graphic novels
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Petersen, Robert S., 1961-
Comics, manga, and graphic novels.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011
(DLC) 2010037608
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Petersen
ISBN: 9780313363313 0313363315
OCLC Number: 693776819
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The language of graphic narratives --
2. Popular prints and caricature --
3. Picture stories --
4. Modern art graphic narratives --
5. Humor magazines --
6. Comics in the era of ''yellow journalism'' --
7. Graphic narratives in Asia --
8. The superhero and the comic book --
9. Mainstream American comics, post-World War II --
10. Post-World War II manga --
11. Post-World War II art graphic narratives --
12. The return of graphic narratives for adults --
13. Digital comics --
Responsibility: Robert S. Petersen.


This text examines comics, graphic novels, and manga with a broad, international scope that reveals their conceptual origins in antiquity.Graphic narrative art is a fascinating phenomenon that  Read more...


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"Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels is an excellent and thoughtful read for those who want to understand the history behind these books." - Midwest Book Review

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