Dreaming the Graphic Novel

Dreaming the Graphic Novel examines how notions of the graphic novel began to coalesce in the 1970s, a time of great change for American comics, with declining sales of mainstream periodicals, the arrival of specialty comics stores, and (at ...

Dreaming the Graphic Novel

The term “graphic novel” was first coined in 1964, but it wouldn’t be broadly used until the 1980s, when graphic novels such as Watchmen and Maus achieved commercial success and critical acclaim. What happened in the intervening years, after the graphic novel was conceptualized yet before it was widely recognized? Dreaming the Graphic Novel examines how notions of the graphic novel began to coalesce in the 1970s, a time of great change for American comics, with declining sales of mainstream periodicals, the arrival of specialty comics stores, and (at least initially) a thriving underground comix scene. Surveying the eclectic array of long comics narratives that emerged from this fertile period, Paul Williams investigates many texts that have fallen out of graphic novel history. As he demonstrates, the question of what makes a text a ‘graphic novel’ was the subject of fierce debate among fans, creators, and publishers, inspiring arguments about the literariness of comics that are still taking place among scholars today. Unearthing a treasure trove of fanzines, adverts, and unpublished letters, Dreaming the Graphic Novel gives readers an exciting inside look at a pivotal moment in the art form’s development.

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Dreaming the Graphic Novel
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Paul Williams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-17 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The term “graphic novel” was first coined in 1964, but it wouldn’t be broadly used until the 1980s, when graphic novels such as Watchmen and Maus achieved commercial success and critical acclaim. What happened in the intervening years, after the graphic novel was conceptualized yet before it was widely recognized?
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11 - Publisher: Vertigo

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The Dreaming
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Terry LaBan, Peter Hogan, Alisa Kwitney, Peter Snejbjerg, Neil Gaiman
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Curse of the Harvester: A Graphic Novel (Dream Jumper #2)
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Greg Grunberg
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-31 - Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Ben confronts a whole new nightmare! Ben and Jake are back for more! With the Dream Jumper business making them some serious money, all seems to be going great. But Ben is put to the test in a way he never saw coming when a new and formidable foe invades
Pathways and Emanations
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Si Spurrier
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Vertigo

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