Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel (Google eBook)

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NBM, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 64 pages
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It took a few years of false starts but now itís official: the graphic novel form is the fastest growing new category of publishing, rising like a meteor. Stephen (The 101 Best Graphic Novels) Weiner takes us on a historical tour of this format with a bit of background on comics as a whole.
  

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Review: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

User Review  - Sandi - Goodreads

This book chronicles the evolution of the graphic novel from its roots in the comic industry. Covers major contributors from both fields. Excellent illustrations. Good reference source for a study of graphic novels and/or the comic industry. Read full review

Review: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

A concise history of American comics and the comics industry over the 20th Century. Weiner's work is informative, warm and engaging. This is a fine introduction to comics and graphic novels, and wonderfully demonstrates the breadth of comics. Read full review

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Contents

The First Comics Americans Embrace a New Art Form
1
The 1950s The Shadow of McCarthyism
5
The 1960s Troubled Heroes for Troubled Times
9
The Comic Book Store Fans Find a Home
13
The Graphic Novel Comics Take Themselves Seriously
17
Trade Publishers and Comics An Uneasy Alliance
21
Opening the Gates The Comics Field Grows
25
The New Heroes Would You Let This Man Marry Your Sister?
29
Maus Surviving and Thriving
35
A New Mythology The Sandman
39
Bone Wars The Paradigm Shifts Into High Gear
43
Understanding Comics The Dream of a Common Language
47
A Message in a Bottle Notes From the Underground
51
The Future Ready Set Its Coming
59
Further Reading
63
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About the author (2003)

Lewis Trondheim is the creator of such comic strips as A.L.I.E.E.E.N., Mr. O, and McConey Rabbit, and is the cowriter of Dungeon. He is the author of A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: Archives of Lost Issues, Kaput & Kosky, Mister I, and the Little Nothings series. He is the head of Shampooing, an imprint of the French†comics publisher Delcourt.

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