U-X-L Graphic Novelists: K-R
Graphic novels -- novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art -- are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. UʺXʺL's Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.
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U-X-L Graphic Novelists: Profiles of Cutting Edge Authors and Illustrators Edition 1. 3 Volume SetUser Review - Book Verdict
These biographical profiles introduce 75 notable creators of popular graphic novels in genres spanning superheroes, manga, and "other." Of these, 24 were interviewed for the entry. Profiles range from five to 11 pages, each with a sidebar on best-known works, an illustration or two, and a short bibliography of books, articles, and web sources. Introductory matter is made up of a glossary and a publishers' directory. Naturally, one can quibble about inclusion: Ho Che Anderson (King ) but not Aaron McGruder (Boondocks ); Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma Ã¯Â¿Â½ ) but not Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball ). But, obviously, no such reference can be comprehensive. Sadly, because the set focuses on work that interests younger readers, the irreverent R. Crumb doesn't appear either. While much of this information is already on the Internet or in other books, these volumes offer far more user-friendly synthesis and presentation. This well-done set is most suitable for teens and young adults but could be helpful for scholars as a starting point. Numerous comics creator biographies and several collections are available but apparently nothing of similar size and scope.-M.C.
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