The Routledge Companion to Comics

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The Routledge Companion to Comics

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This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviews of the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field.

Essays examine:

  • the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code;
  • issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics;
  • connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy;
  • new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond.

The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

ISBN

9780415729000

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Routledge

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

The Routledge Companion to Comics

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