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Will Eisner

Author : M. Thomas Inge
ISBN : 9781617031281
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Will Eisner’s innovations in the comics, especially the comic book and the graphic novel, as well as his devotion to comics analysis, make him one of comics’ first true auteurs and the cartoonist so revered and influential that cartooning’s highest honor is named after him. His newspaper feature The Spirit (1940–1952) introduced the now-common splash page to the comic book, as well as dramatic angles and lighting effects that were influenced by, and influenced in turn, the conventions of film noir. Even in his tales of crime fighting, Eisner’s writing focused on everyday details of city life and on contemporary social issues. In 1976, he premiered A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories, a collection of realist cartoon stories that paved the way for the modern “graphic novel.” His 1985 book, Comics and Sequential Art, was among the first sustained analyses and overviews of the comics form, articulating theories of the art’s grammar and structure. Eisner’s studio nurtured such comics legends as Jules Feiffer, Wally Wood, Lou Fine, and Jack Cole. Will Eisner: Conversations, edited by comics scholar M. Thomas Inge, collects the best interviews with Eisner (1917–2005) from 1965 to 2004. Taken together, the interviews cover the breadth of Eisner’s career with in-depth information about his creation of The Spirit and other well-known comic book characters, his devotion to the educational uses of the comics medium, and his contributions to the development of the graphic novel.

Will Eisner S The Spirit The New Adventures Hc Second Edition

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781616559489
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In 1997, almost six decades after the Spirit's first appearance in 1940, legendary artist and writer Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of stories to be commissioned featuring his signature creation, written and drawn by the most famous names in the comics industry. The call went out, and the response was nothing short of remarkable, with contributions from such creators as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (in one of their rare collaborations after Watchmen), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), and Eddie Campbell (From Hell), among others. In these pages you'll find new tales of Central City's protector facing off against familiar villains, such as the Octopus and Sand Saref; witness his undying love for Ellen Dolan, daughter of Commissioner Dolan, the only man who knows his secret identity; and glimpse what might be the Spirit's fate in an uncertain future.

The Jewish Graphic Novel

Author : Samantha Baskind
ISBN : 9780813547756
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the 1970s and 1980s Jewish cartoonists such as Will Eisner were some of the first artists to use the graphic novel as a way to explore their ethnicity. Although similar to their pop culture counterpart, the comic book, graphic novels presented weightier subject matter in more expensive packaging, which appealed to an adult audience and gained them credibility as a genre. The Jewish Graphic Novel is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture. Featuring insightful discussions of notable figures in the industryùsuch as Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Joann Sfarùthe essays focus on the how graphic novels are increasingly being used in Holocaust memoir and fiction, and to portray Jewish identity in America and abroad Featuring more than 85 illustrations, this collection is a compelling representation of a major postmodern ethnic and artistic achievement.

Black Stereotypes In Popular Series Fiction 1851 1955

Author : Bernard A. Drew
ISBN : 9781476616100
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900–1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters. From 1918 to 1952, Octavus Roy Cohen turned out a remarkable 360 short stories featuring Florian Slappey and the schemers, romancers and ditzes of Birmingham’s Darktown for The Saturday Evening Post and other publications. Cohen said, “I received a great deal of mail from Negroes and I have never found any resentment from a one of them.” The black readership had to be satisfied with any black presence in the popular literature of the day. The best known white writers of black characters included Booth Tarkington (Herman and Verman in the Penrod books), Irvin S. Cobb (Judge Priest’s houseman Jeff Poindexter), Roark Bradford (Widow Duck, the plantation matriarch), Hugh Wiley (Wildcat Marsden, the war veteran who traveled the country in the company of his goat) and Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden (radio’s Amos ’n’ Andy). These writers deservedly declined in the civil rights era, but left a curious legacy that deserves examination. This book, focusing on authors of series fiction and particularly of humorous stories, profiles 29 writers and their black characters in detail, with brief entries covering 72 others.

Will The Real Will Eisner Please Stand Up And Other Adventures In Comics

Author : Stephen Weiner
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Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud and…Hellboy? In his new collection, Will the Real Will Eisner Please Stand Up? Award-winning author Stephen Weiner (The Will Eisner Companion, Hellboy: the Companion) writes about Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud, and the NECON conference of 1998. Other pieces include a history of Weiner’s avocation as a comics’ librarian/historian, comics and an exceptional child, and an outtake from Hellboy: the Companion.

Heritage Comics Dallas Signature Auction Catalog 820

Author : Ivy Press
ISBN : 1599670445
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Graphic Novels A Guide To Comic Books Manga And More 2nd Edition

Author : Michael Pawuk
ISBN : 9781440851360
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Alan Moore

Author : Jackson Ayres
ISBN : 9781350060487
Genre : Art
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A complete guide to the comics work of the writer Alan Moore, this book helps readers explore one of the genre's most important, compelling and subversive writers. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers: · Moore's comics career – from his early work in 2000AD to his breakthrough graphic novels and his later battles with the industry · Moore's major works – including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Saga of the Swamp Thing and Promethea · Key themes and contexts – from Moore's subversion of the superhero genre and metafictional techniques to his creative collaborations and battles with the industry for creator control · Critical approaches to Moore's work The book includes a bibliography of critical work on Moore and discussion questions for classroom use.

The Art Of The Comic Book

Author : Robert C. Harvey
ISBN : 0878057587
Genre : Art
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Traces the history of comic books, discusses the economics of the field and the changing relationship between the words and the pictures, and profiles leading artists

The Road To Spiritual Freedom Mahanta Transcripts Book 17

Author : Harold Klemp
ISBN : 9781570434709
Genre : Religion
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Do you relish life? Is it an adventure of discovery, joy, and satisfaction? It can be! Harold Klemp confronts a world of limitations and offers startling possibilities. His wisdom and heart-opening stories of everyday people having extraordinary experiences tell of a secret truth at work in your life--there is divine purpose and meaning to every experience you have. Every single moment of your life is the handiwork of a higher cause. And you can know what it is. Hint: God's love is the key, and spiritual freedom is the goal. If you want true freedom from the limitations upon your heart, mind, and spirit, here's a chance to earn it. Be open to the inner voice of Soul--your true self--as you explore the revelations given within these pages. Pay attention to your dreams. Invite the wonder of the great unknown into your being. Are you ready to accept the freedom of a new state of consciousness? Then nothing can hold you back. Spiritual freedom can be yours! Eckankar is a modern-day spiritual teaching with ancient roots founded in 1965 by Paul Twitchell. Harold Klemp is the current spiritual leader of Eckankar since 1981.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Author : Raymond D. Souza
ISBN : 9780292785786
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A native Cuban who has lived in London since 1966, Guillermo Cabrera Infante is, in every sense, a multilingual and multicultural author. Equally at ease in both Spanish and English, he has distinguished himself with daring and innovative novels, essays, short stories, and film scripts written in both languages. His work has won major literary awards in France, Italy, and Spain, as well as a Guggenheim fellowship in the United States. This biography is the first comprehensive exploration of the life and works of Guillermo Cabrera Infante. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with the author and his family and friends, as well as extensive study of both published and unpublished works, Raymond D. Souza creates an intimate portrait of Cabrera Infante and the cultural and political milieus that shaped his writing, including Three Trapped Tigers (Tres tristes tigres), View of Dawn in the Tropics (Vista del amanecer en el trópico), Infante's Inferno (La Habana para un Infante difunto), Holy Smoke, A Twentieth Century Job (Un oficio del siglo XX), Writes of Passage (Así en la paz como en la guerra), and Mea Cuba.

Comics Through Time A History Of Icons Idols And Ideas 4 Volumes

Author : M. Keith Booker
ISBN : 9780313397516
Genre : Social Science
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Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

The Great Monster Magazines

Author : Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter
ISBN : 9781476678986
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. "Monster magazine" is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book style and printed in black and white. The book describes the rise and fall of these magazines, examining the contributions of Marvel Comics and several other well-known companies, as well as evaluating the effect of the Comics Code Authority on both present and future efforts in the field. It identifies several sub-genres, including monster movies, zombies, vampires, sword-and-sorcery, and pulp-style fiction. The work includes several indexes and technical credits.

The Best Of The Spirit

Author : Will Eisner
ISBN : UOM:39015062869006
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents a collection of twenty-two Spirit stories from 1940-1950, featuring the adventures of Eisner's famous crime fighter.

Red Team Double Tap Center Mass 9 Of 9

Author : Garth Ennis
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Out of options and up against the wall, Eddie and Trudy come up with a drastic plan to finish Eric Nightingale once and for all. But Red Team's track record is not good when it comes to the ultimate sanction—and the Nightingale family proves to still have teeth. Our heroes discover the terrible true cost of stepping outside the law, in the final episode of Double Tap, Center Mass.

Road Of The Dead Highway To Hell 3

Author : Jonathan Maberry
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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An over-the-top wild ride prequel to ROAD OF THE DEAD! Written by Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author and creator of V-Wars. With everyone around her dying and turning into zombies, and new threats rolling her way from every direction, Harriet knows she is running out of time and options. She has a possible cure to the zombie plague. Well... maybe. How many of her friends have to die to help her find out if she can save the world?

Animal Jam 1

Author : Fernando Ruiz
Genre : Humor
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Hey Kids, it’s Animal Jam! The world’s largest online playground for kids where they can learn about the natural world is now a new and exciting comic! Join in on the fun for all new adventures with all of your favorite characters!

The Will Eisner Companion

Author : N. C. Christopher Couch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114111482
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An overview of the work of the writer/artist includes critical and historical essays, examinations of "The Spirit" and Eisner's graphic novels, and two "Spirit" stories.

Dialogues Between Media

Author : Paul Ferstl
ISBN : 9783110641882
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Comparative Literature is changing fast with methodologies, topics, and research interests emerging and remerging. The fifth volume of ICLA 2016 proceedings, Dialogues between Media, focuses on the current interest in inter-arts studies, as well as papers on comics studies, further testimony to the fact that comics have truly arrived in mainstream academic discourse. "Adaptation" is a key term for the studies presented in this volume; various articles discuss the adaptation of literary source texts in different target media - cinematic versions, comics adaptations, TV series, theatre, and opera. Essays on the interplay of media beyond adaptation further show many of the strands that are woven into dialogues between media, and thus the expanding range of comparative literature.

From Krakow To Krypton

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9780827610439
Genre : Art
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Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.

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