Books in category Literary Criticism – Comics & Graphic Novels

  • Invaders from the North

    Invaders from the North
    John Bell

    A history of comics and comic art in Canada includes two thirty-page discussions of the lives and works of Johnny Canuck and Chester Brown.

  • Drawing from Life

    Drawing from Life
    Jane Tolmie

    Who was in the room and where? What was worn? Who spoke first? What images dominated the encounter? Did anybody smile? Man or mouse?

  • Viva la historieta

    Viva la historieta
    Bruce Campbell

    The focus of the book is on graphic narratives produced by and for Mexicans in the period following the 1994 implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an economic accord that institutionalized the free-market vision …

  • Superman Is Jewish

    Superman Is Jewish?
    Harry Brod

    An exposâe of the secret identities of famous superheroes explains how theme dilemmas faced by iconic characters reflect the evolution of Judaism in American culture and the Jewish identities of famous comic book writers.

  • Graphic Novels as Philosophy

    Graphic Novels as Philosophy
    Jeff McLaughlin

    Contributions by Eric Bain-Selbo, Jeremy Barris, Maria Botero, Manuel "Mandel" Cabrera Jr., David J. Leichter, Ian MacRae, Alfonso Munoz-Corcuera, Corry Shores, and Jarkko S. Tuusvuori In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, international …

  • The Comics of Charles Schulz

    The Comics of Charles Schulz
    Jared Gardner, Ian Gordon

    Indeed, the book even highlights Snoopy's global reach as American soft power. As the broad interdisciplinary range of this volume makes clear, Peanuts offers countless possibilities for study and analysis.

  • Visions of the Future in Comics

    Visions of the Future in Comics
    Francesco-Alessio Ursini, Adnan Mahmutovic, Frank Bramlett

    This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page.

  • True Brit

    True Brit
    George Khoury

    This is the definitive book on British comics artists, where the creators describe how their art has evolved and how it has affected and changed the industry.

  • The Negima Reader

    The Negima Reader
    Takeshi Abe, Adam Beltz

    Using a question-and-answer format, presents information about the anime series featuring a ten-year-old with a diploma in magic who teaches English at an all-girl Japanese high school.

  • Comic Strip Artists in American Newspapers 1945 1980

    Comic Strip Artists in American Newspapers, 1945-1980
    Moira Davison Reynolds

    Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Chic Young (Blondie), Gary Trudeau (Doonesbury), Al Capp (Li’l Abner), Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Rudolph Dirks (The Katzenjammer Kids), Alex Raymond (Rip Kirby), …

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