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Fingeroth, Danny: The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. (Rough Guides Reference.) London, New York: Rough Guides, 2008. (302 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1843539934
BibTeX citation key: Fingeroth2008a
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Keywords: Einführung, Format, Kanon
Creators: Fingeroth
Publisher: Rough Guides (London, New York)
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Abstract
The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels is the ultimate companion to the expanding world of the “literary comic book”. Written by comic industry insider Danny Fingeroth, it includes the mediums history, from sequential art in Egyptian tombs, through the superhero boom of the 1940s to the birth of the graphic novel movement and the latest online offerings. All you need to know about the best and rest with 60 must-read graphic novels, including the genre-defining Maus and A Contract with God, plus modern classics-in-the-making Fun Home and Alice in Sunderland. The guide profiles the movements legends including Harvey Pekar, Chris Ware, Denis Kitchen and other amazing illustrators, writers and publishers who’ve helped win respect for this once marginalised art form. And everything else you need to know from “how to make a graphic novel” to Persepolis and the latest film and television offerings, manga, documentaries, conventions, books, magazines and websites.

Table of Contents

Author profiles and acknowledgements (vi)
Preface (vii)

1. What is a Graphic Novel? (1)
2. The History. The origins and evolution of the graphic novel (9)
3. For Art’s Sake. An original graphic novel by Danny Fingeroth and Roger Langridge (29)
4. The Canon. The sixty best graphic novels (61)

Akira: Book One (64) – Alice in Sunderland (65) – American Elf (68) – American Splendor (71) – American-Born Chinese (73) – Astronauts in Trouble: Live from the Moon (75) – Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again (78) – Black Hole (80) – Blankets (82) – Bone: Out from Boneville (84) – The Borden Tragedy (86) – The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (89) – Box-Office Poison (90) – Brooklyn Dreams (93) – Cages (95) – The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1–7 (97) – Castle Waiting: The Curse of Brambly Hedge (99) – A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories (101) – Epileptic (103) – Exit Wounds (106) – From Hell (108) – Fun Home (110) – Gemma Bovery (111) – Ghost World (114) – Goldfish (117) – The Golem’s Mighty Swing (118) – Heavy Liquid (120) – It Rhymes with Lust (121) – It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken (124) – Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth (126) – King: Volume 3 (129) – Kings in Disguise (132) – Lost Girls (133) – Maus (137) – Mom’s Cancer (139) – The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation (142) – Palomar (145) – La Perdida (146) – Persepolis (148) – The Quitter (151) – R. Crumb Draws the Blues (152) – The Rabbi’s Cat (154) – The Ride Together (157) – Safe Area Goražde (159) – The Salon (161) – Same Difference and Other Stories (163) – The Sandman: Dream Country (166) – Shooting War (168) – Sin City: The Hard Goodbye (170) – Slow News Day (171) – Stop Forgetting to Remember (174) – Stuck Rubber Baby (176) – Suspended in Language (177) – Tantrum (179) – Violent Cases (181) – We Are on Our Own (183) – When the Wind Blows (187) – Why I Hate Saturn (189) – Y: The Last Man (191) – Yossel: April 19, 1943 (193)

5. The Icons. Legendary writers, artists and publishers (195)
6. Manga. Japanese graphic novels (237)
7. The Bigger Picture. Film adaptations, graphic classics and online comics (257)
8. Resources. Where to go next (279)

Picture credits (295)
Index (296)


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