On the Graphic Novel

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On the Graphic Novel

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A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis. He considers the aesthetic and entrepreneurial innovations that established the conditions for the rise of the graphic novel all over the world.

García not only treats the formal components of the art, but also examines the cultural position of comics in various formats as a popular medium. Typically associated with children, often viewed as unedifying and even at times as a threat to moral character, comics art has come a long way. With such examples from around the world as Spain, France, Germany, and Japan, García illustrates how the graphic novel, with its increasingly global and aesthetically sophisticated profile, represents a new model for graphic narrative production that empowers authors and challenges longstanding social prejudices against comics and what they can achieve.

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University Press of Mississippi

ISBN

9781628464818

Publication Date

6-2015

Publisher

University Press of Mississippi

City

Jackson, MS

Keywords

Graphic Novels, Literary Criticism, Latino/Latin American Studies Faculty Book Gallery

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Latin American Languages and Societies | Latin American Literature | Modern Literature | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Comments

By Santiago García. Translated by Bruce Campbell.

On the Graphic Novel

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