TABACHNICK, STPHEN (ED)
ince the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.
Offers a comprehensive view of the international graphic novel, including techniques, history, genres and outstanding works, helping university students and teachers as well as interested general readers understand this new area of study better
Provides an in-depth analysis of the subjects it covers, helping university teachers in particular to present this subject if they are familiar or even unfamiliar with it
Brings many of the top scholars in the field together, offering a very authoritative view of the subject that will convince readers of its importance
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