Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know
by Paul Gravett
Collins Design Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0060824255
Date: 01 November, 2005 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
There's been a proliferation of graphic novels and Manga over the last 15 to 20 years. I'd only read three Sandman books and heard about Sin City, Batman Returns, Ghost World and a few others. In Graphic Novels, Paul Gravett gives the reader a grounding in how to read graphic novels, the lexicon of symbols used, a bit about art, and an over view of many of the graphic novels I'd heard about and many that I hadn't.
If you want to start reading graphic novels, collect them, or learn enough to talk to those who love them -- well, this is your book. It's oversize, easy to read and filled with information, art, and wit. Enjoy and learn -- who can ask for more.
(Source: Collins Design)