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Author Williams, Paul, author

Title The US graphic novel / Paul Williams
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Critical Insights in American Studies
Critical insights in American studies.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Figures -- Preface -- Series Editors' Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Precursors and Woodcut Novels: 14 September 1842 to the 1930s -- 2. Comics, Comics Everywhere at Mid-century -- 3. In Search of Adult Comics Readers: 1961-72 -- 4. Declaration of Independents: 1973-9 -- 5. 'The Comic Book Grows Up': 1979-91 -- 6. Boom and Bust, Mainstream and Alternative: The 1990s -- 7. Twenty-first-century Graphic Novels -- Conclusion -- Index
Summary Provides a history of US graphic novels from the 1910s to the presentEmphasises the relationship between comics and other mediaExplains the role that fans, reviewers and critics have played in constructing the concept of a comic that is also a novelSubstantively covers the pre-1980s history of the graphic novelSuitable as secondary reading on taught undergraduate and postgraduate coursesWritten in an accessible manner with key terms explained when first usedProvides analyses of Lynd Ward's Gods' Man, Samuel R. Delany and Howard Chaykin's Empire, Art Spiegelman's Maus, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and Jeremy Love's BayouThis book analyses the way that changes in the comics industry, book trade and webcomics distribution have shaped the publication of long-form comics. The US Graphic Novel pays particular attention to how the concept of the graphic novel developed through the twentieth century. Art historians, journalists, and reviewers debated whether it was possible for a comic to be a novel - debates that accelerated after the term 'graphic novel' was coined by the comics fan Richard Kyle in 1964. This study underlines the proximity of the graphic novel to other media, showing that this cultural form is not only the meeting place between periodical comics and books, but that graphic novels are in dialogue with films, posters and computer screens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 02, 2022)
Subject Graphic novels -- United States -- History and criticism
Graphic novels
Graphic novel & Comic book: types.
Antiques & collectables.
Art and Design.
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474423353
Other Titles United States graphic novel