Reading Comics

How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean

by Douglas Wolk

Paperback, 405 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $16.95 | purchase

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Reading Comics
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How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
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Hardcover, 405 pages, Perseus Books Group, $22.95, published July 2 2007 | purchase

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Reading Comics
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How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
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Douglas Wolk

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The volume contains two sections: "Theory and History," an explanation of comics as a medium and an overview of its evolution, and "Reviews and Commentary," a diverse examination of creators and works. The second section spans Will Eisner's pioneering efforts as well as the groundbreaking modern comics by the Hernandez brothers, Chris Ware and Alison Bechdel.

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