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Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know Paperback – November 1, 2005
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While I highly recommend this book for people trying to familiarize themselves with the realm of graphic novels, the subtitle, "Everything You Need to Know," is not entirely accurate. The focus here is on English language comics. For a sampling of graphic literature from around the globe, check out ...Read more ›
While the tradition of the graphic novel has been strong in europe in the sixties and seventies, many of those works have never been translated into english, and thus references to them are not included in this book.
I was pleased to see Hugo Pratt's "The ballad of the salted sea", a revered classic among european readers. I must conclude that the only reason it got included in this book is because it is now available in english.
I noticed Persepolis got included as well. That work as been "cinematized" recently, and shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival. [btw, the english set is half the price of the french set if you were to buy it in france, proof that the english-based publishing world dominates the world...]
Great book. Great resource. Great reference.
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Not nearly comprehensive enough or insightful enough to live up to its title.Published 2 months ago by thirdtwin
I will pass on writing a review. Let others do this. This is a thought in progress when it come to this book.Published on July 13, 2013 by S. J. Palit
Besides being a visual fascination, the text of Paul Gravett makes you travelling through the stories of the stories presented in the book and wanting to read all the Graphic... Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by C.Don
My husband LOVED this book and was very excited to look at through it. It inspired him to create some of his own graphic art!Published on December 1, 2010 by J. Kruse