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Author Wolk, Douglas.

Title Reading comics : how graphic novels work and what they mean / Douglas Wolk.

Published Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2007.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.53 WOLK    DUE 29-08-19
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Physical description viii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-390) and index.
Contents 1. What comics are and what they aren't -- 2. Auteurs, the history of art comics, and how to look at ugly drawings -- 3. What's good about bad comics and what's bad about good comics -- 4. Superheroes and superreaders -- 5. Pictures, words, and the space between them -- 6. David B. : the battle against the real world -- 7. Chester Brown : the outsider -- 8. Steve Ditko : A is A -- 9. Will Eisner and Frank Miller : the raconteurs -- 10. Gilbert Hernandez : spiraling into the system -- 11. Jaime Hernandez : mad love -- 12. Craig Thompson and James Kochalka : craft versus cuteness -- 13. Hope Larson : the cartography of Joy -- 14. Carla Speed McNeil : shape-changing demons, birth-yurts, and robot secretaries -- 15. Alan Moore : the house of the Magus -- 16. Grant Morrison : the invisible king -- 17. Dave Sim : aardvark politick -- 18. The dark mirrors of Jim Starlin's Warlock -- 19. Tomb of Dracula : the cheap, strong stuff -- 20. Kevin Huizenga : visions from the enchanted gas station -- 21. Charles Burns and Art Spiegelman : draw yourself raw -- 22. Why does Chris Ware hate fun? -- 23. Alison Bechdel : refraining memory -- Afterword : the rough wave and the smooth wave.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780306815096 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0306815095 (hardcover : alk. paper)