Peterson, a moderately successful artist, is finally given a chance to shine at the Beerpoele biennial festival. However, upon arrving in the village, he realises the festival is a little more amateur and its organisers a little more laid-back than he had expected.
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.
Explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different critical angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from the literary Gothic and discusses the presence of these in British and American comics today, paying particular attention to the emergence of the DC Vertigo imprint.
Although virtually unknown in the US and the UK, the bande dessinee is a vitally important aspect of popular culture in France and Belgium, where it is known as the ninth art. This title offers an introduction to bandes dessinees for English readers, considering examples of the genre from Herge's "Adventures of Tintin" to the late 20th century.
This surprise bestseller in the Japanese market has been an incredible success story and has spawned a major motion picture! A historical comedy highlighting history's most passionate bath-lovers: the ancient Romans and the modern Japanese!
It is spring 2012 and 40,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring. In the wake of this, Yasmine has set up a clandestine hospital in the north of the country. The town that she lives in is controlled by Assad's brutal regime, but is relatively stable. This story of Syria illuminates a complicated situation in detail.
Wonder Woman has finally discovered her heritage, as well as all the family that comes along with it. However, as she digs deeper into her familial tree, there's as many Gods that are willing to lend her a hand as there are those that would do her harm.
Argues that comics constitute complex cultural documents that create a dialogue between mainstream values and alternative beliefs that question or complicate the grand narratives of the era. Close analysis of individual titles, including EC comics, Superman, romance comics, and other, more obscure works, reveals the ways Cold War culture manifests itself in the comic books of the era.
An anthology of contemporary art comics, along with some comic strips and other historical material that have retained a 'modern' sensibility. The selections are arranged by genre, and grouped thematically. It is of interest to collectors, aficionados, and readers of comics.
"This generously illustrated work offers a comprehensive history and retrospective of the black-and-white horror comics that flourished on the newsstands from 1964 to 2004. With a catalog of original magazines, complete credits and insightful analysis, it highlights an important but overlooked period in the history of comics"--Provided by publisher.
This first full-length, scholarly study of comic books as a narrative form attempts to explain why comic books, traditionally considered to be juvenile trash literature, have in the 1980s been used by serious artists to tell realistic stories for adults.
This collection of 20 essays analyzes the psychology behind Wonder Woman, the powerful superhero created by William Moulton Marston. The book includes studies of Marston's role in the history of forensic psychology and the ways in which differences in culture and gender can contribute to alienation, but also to personal empowerment.
The Badger is back! In the middle of a gang war, wanted for murder, alone and outside the law, Detective Inspector LeBrock is on the run from both the police and gangster assassins, the victim of a diabolical scheme to annihilate himself and everyone he holds dear, engineered by crime lord Tiberius Koenig, one of the most despicable villains...
Hook Jaw - the comic so controversial, it got banned! Pat Mills and Ramon Sola's classic 70s 'sharksploitation' strip is collected in one volume by Titan Comics, featuring the great white shark that targets the corrupt and greedy!
/Neil Gaiman /Dave McKean, Chris Bachalo and /Mark Buckingham, illustrators From the pages of THE SANDMAN LIBRARY Neil Gaiman tells the story of the one day every hundred years when Death, older sister of The Sandman, walks among humans to gain a better understanding of
In this sumptuous staging of Shakespeare's enigmatic play on the page, Nicki Greenberg has created an extraordinary visual feast that sweeps up all in its path as the drama intensifies both on stage and off.
Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. Lyra hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, never suspecting the shocking truth, that she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.
Fairchild, brother and sister Thunder and Lightning, the monstrous Ridge, Beast Boy, and Terra are being pursued by Rose Wilson and Warblade, who want them dead at any cost. But even as they run from their enemies, the strangers-turned-allies have to contend with each other as well.
Includes graphics, through which we can watch people pass, stop, meet, return, wait and play out the strange and funny choreography of life. This is a novel about a simple park bench - and the people who walk by or linger - poignant, life-affirming and original.
Few contemporaries captured Britain's indomitable wartime spirit as well or as wittily as the cartoonist Carl Giles. In this book, the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945 are brought together. It also includes his take on the great events of the war - from the Fall of France, via D-Day, to the final Allied victory.