Friday, January 10, 2014

Reading Comics

Albuquerque Comic Con starts today, and here at abcreads, we have been revisiting Scott McCloud's most excellent Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art in homage to this event. But there are a plethora of other titles which discuss comics (or graphic novels - what's the difference?  What's your preferred nomenclature?) that you might enjoy perusing, if you are a fan of the genre.  From the untold story of Marvel to the artist behind Love and Rockets to comic journalism to the graphic canon, here are some of the latest books about comics in the library catalog:

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester [eBook]

Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia! by Brian Cronin

Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass by Susan E. Kirtley [eBook]

Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong

The Comic Book History of Comics by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

Journalism by Joe Sacco

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

The Graphic Canon - Volume 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons edited by Russ Kick

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett ; foreword by Terry Gilliam

Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal by Jeffrey J. Kripal 

Stan Lee's How to Draw comics: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man by Stan Lee

The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death selection and commentary by Todd Hignite

The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture by Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith

You can find books for kids and teens on this topic using a subject search of "Comic books, strips, etc. -- Technique -- Juvenile literature" or "Comic books, strips, etc. juvenile".

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