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The Graphic Novel: An Introduction

  title={The Graphic Novel: An Introduction},
  author={Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey},
1. Introduction to the graphic novel: a special type of comic book 2. Adult comics before the graphic novel: from moral panic to pop art sensationalism, 1945-67 3. Underground comix and mainstream evolutions, 1968-80 4. 'Not just for kids': clever comics and the new graphic novels 5. Understanding panel and page layouts 6. Drawing and style, word and image 7. The graphic novel as a specific form of storytelling 8. The graphic novel and literary fiction: exchanges, interplays and fusions 9… 

Introduction: Graphic Novels, Genocide, Kitsch

This introductory chapter offers a useful and thorough contextualisation and explication of the central elements in the book: graphic novels, genocide, and kitsch. Outlining her corpus, in ’t Veld

“What Is the Use of a Book … Without Pictures or Conversations?”: Incorporating the Graphic Novel into the University Curriculum

In this chapter, Halsall discusses the myriad benefits to teaching graphic novels as a unique genre of literature, arguing that the graphic novel format helps transform a novel into an artistic

The Influence of Manga on the Graphic Novel

  • S. Grennan
  • Art
    The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel
  • 2018
There is a noticeable, though imperfect, historic parallel between the increase in the readership of Anglophone manga since the early 1990s and the maturation of concepts of the graphic novel, as an

From Comics to Graphic Novels: Transformations in the comic publishing industry in Colombia in the 21st century

The label graphic novel has been discussed by comicbook authors as well as by theorists, mainly from historical or formal approaches. In this article I propose an approach to the works published

Recrafting the Past: Graphic Novels, the Third Generation, and Twenty-First Century Representations of the Holocaust

  • C. Gorrara
  • Art
    The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture
  • 2020
This chapter examines shifting patterns of memory transmission of the Holocaust in French, Israeli, and American graphic novels of the 2010s. It will focus on the work of third-generation authors,

Identity: Representations of ‘Indianness’

This chapter explores representations of Indian identities in post-millennial Indian graphic narratives through their depiction of loyalty and allegiance to a nation, caste and celebrity stardom set

Beyond the Written Word

What is or is not a graphic novel has proven notoriously difficult to define. Against this background, the present article explores Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), Posy Simmonds’

E-Graphic Novels

This chapter presents an overview of how the contemporary graphic novel intersects with digital culture, focusing on three dimensions: the resistance to the digital and the complex relationship to

New Narratives of Trauma in Graphic Novels: Framing Sara Baartman in Vénus Noire

Abstract The past three decades saw the emergence of a new trend of graphic novels that depict individual and collective trauma and violence. This article briefly explores the historical and cultural

Remediating Photography in Second-Generation Graphic Narratives: Haptic Imaginaries and Genealogies

I n this article we explore the complexities of using intermediality in a sub-genre of the graphic novel: the graphic memoir. More specifically, our corpus includes three second-generation graphic



Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean

Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. In Reading Comics,

Archives, Collectors, and the New Media Work of Comics

This essay considers the obsession with historical and archival work in contemporary graphic narratives, focusing on examples from graphic narratives by Ben Katchor and Kim Deitch. The essay argues

Teaching the Graphic Novel

Graphic novels are now appearing in a great variety of courses: composition, literature, drama, popular culture, travel, art, translation. The thirty-four essays in this volume explore issues that

Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature

In the 1980s, a sea change occurred in comics. Fueled by Art Spiegel- man and Francoise Mouly's avant-garde anthology Raw and the launch of the Love & Rockets series by Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario

"But Seriously, Folks...": Comic Art and History@@@History of the Comic Strip: Vol. 2, The Nineteenth Century@@@Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar

This well focused and perceptive analysis of a phenomenon in our popular culture--the new respectability of the comic book form--argues that the comics medium has a productive tradition of telling

Comics, comix and graphic novels : a history of comic art

Introduction - not quite art pioneers comical comics action and adventure something for the girls going underground picking up the pieces a new mainstream alternative visions international influences.

Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First-Century Storytelling

Gardner, Jared. 2012. Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First-Century Storytelling. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. $80 hc. $24.95 sc. $24.95 e-book. xv + 220 pp.To claim today

The Conquest of Space: Evolution of Panel Arrangements and Page Layouts in Early Comics Published in Belgium (1880–1929)

Abstract This article focuses on panel arrangements and page layouts of early comics published in Belgium in the five decades before the start of Tintin in 1929. It investigates the degree of

Comics Versus Art

Comics Arts World Roy Lichtenstein's Tears: Ressentiment and Exclusion in the World of Pop Art Searching for Artists in the Entertainment Empire Cartoons as Masterpieces: An Essay on Illustrated

Film and Comic Books

In Film and Comic Books contributors analyze the problems of adapting one medium to another; the translation of comics aesthetics into film; audience expectations, reception, and reaction to comic