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    Comics Art (Hardback) By (author) Paul Gravett

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    DescriptionThe phenomenal growth of graphic novels and manga and the explosion of comics on the internet and other platforms have given their creators unprecedented freedom to innovate. Many can enjoy widespread acclaim in the art world, literary circles and through their multimedia adaptations. Comics Art takes an international approach by tracing lines of influence around the world to give historical contexts and contemporary perspectives for this huge current interest in the medium. Richly illustrated with many images taken from original artwork and rare artefacts, Comics Art gives a fascinating, accessible guide to some of the special properties of sequential art, such as panels, page layouts, speech balloons and wordless or 'silent' narration. It addresses concerns about how comics perpetuate stereotypes and support the status quo, while assessing their growing significance, notably through autobiography and reportage, as vehicles for provocative voices often silenced in other media. Comics Art also explores the diversity of styles, media and approaches now possible in the medium and exciting developments in digital comics and in comics conceived for galleries and installations.

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    Comics Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gravett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 934 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849760560
    ISBN 10: 184976056X

    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC, AFF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: DES007040, ART015110
    DC23: 741.5
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AFF, AKLC
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    Publication date
    07 November 2013
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    Author Information
    Hailed by the Times as 'the greatest historian of the comics/graphic novel form in this country', Paul Gravett has been the co-director of Comica, London's premier international comics festival, since 2003. A curator of exhibitions of comics art, he is the author of several books on the subject, including Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics (2004), and Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life (2005), and editor and co-author of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die (2011).