Fall 2011 <br />Graphic Novels—or  just Comics?<br />LIB 617 Research in Young Adult Literature<br />
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />2<br />What is a Graphic Novel?<br />WordNet:a lexical database for the English langu...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />3<br />What is a Graphic Novel?<br />From    <br />Suddenly a totally new genre is ev...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />4<br />Aren’t they just book-length comics?<br />
Graphic Novels:Here to Stay!<br />Graphic novels exist in a broad range of genres: humor, romance, suspense, political sat...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />6<br />Define Graphic Novel?<br />graphic novel<br />A term coined by Will Eisner to ...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />7<br />A Contract With God?<br />A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories<br />...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />8<br />Another pioneering graphic novel<br />Maus: A Survivor's Tale<br />In Maus I: ...
An older “graphic novel” series (80 years old!)<br />Tintin  -  80 years old but still a young reporter<br />Somehow, ever...
Now coming as a movie<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />10<br />
Other graphic novels as movies<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />11<br />
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />12<br />Useful Resources byMichele Gorman<br />Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels ...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />13<br />Graphic Novels Reviews for Young Adults<br />No Flying, No Tights<br />Why is...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />14<br />A classic:Bone<br />No Bones About It <br />A TIME top ten graphic novel <br ...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />15<br />A graphic novel by Avi<br />City Of Light, City Of Dark<br />In City of Light...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />16<br />A graphic novel publisher<br />So, what the heck is Oni Press?<br />Oni Press...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />17<br />Barry Ween(Series)<br />Meet Barry Ween, the smartest living human. What does...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />18<br />Another Oni YA publication<br />Matthew Loux<br />Brian, Brad and Matt are go...
Another famous  one from <br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />19<br />Bryan Lee O’Malley<br />
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />20<br />Another Oni series<br />By Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt<br />High and mighty gan...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />21<br />Nonfiction graphics<br />The Man Who Would Draw King:  Ho Che Anderson<br />T...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />22<br />Romance in graphic novels<br />Swoon! Romance is the main theme here, though ...
Manga<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />23<br />What is Manga?<br />Manga is Japanese comic books, or graphic nove...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />24<br />Manga<br />What is Manga?<br />“It used to be fairly straightforward to say t...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />25<br />What about anime?<br />What is anime?(ah-nee-may, is one way to romanize the ...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />26<br />Who reads manga?<br />60% are female <br />While comics feature 50-year-old s...
Another view<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />27<br />The Librarian's Guide to Manga(no longer available online)<...
Manga as gender-empowering?<br />The Transformative Power of Manga:<br />[“Boys’ love manga”] postulates that gender fluid...
Is manga declining in the US?<br />End of an era: Tokyopop shutting down US publishing division<br />The comics publishing...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />30<br />Graphics Oscars<br />The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards:<br />The Will Eis...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />31<br />Harvey Comics Awards<br />The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industr...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />32<br />Ignatz Awards<br />The Ignatz Awards, named for the character in the classic ...
Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />33<br />What do you say?<br />Are they?<br />Who says so?<br />Can they?<br />
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  1. 1. Fall 2011 <br />Graphic Novels—or just Comics?<br />LIB 617 Research in Young Adult Literature<br />
  2. 2. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />2<br />What is a Graphic Novel?<br />WordNet:a lexical database for the English language<br />Define graphic?<br />S: (adj) graphic, graphical, in writing (written or drawn or engraved) "graphic symbols"<br />S: (adj) graphic (describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail) "graphic sexual scenes"<br />S: (adj) graphic (of or relating to the graphic arts) "the etchings, drypoints, lithographs, and engravings which together form his graphic work"- British Book News<br />S: (adj) graphic, graphical (relating to or presented by a graph) "a graphic presentation of the data"<br />S: (adj) graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid (evoking lifelike images within the mind) "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"<br />
  3. 3. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />3<br />What is a Graphic Novel?<br />From <br />Suddenly a totally new genre is every where we look. Is a graphic novel a comic book? Yes, sort of, not quite. It looks like a comic book, sort of. <br />Is it a "novel?" Yes, because it tells a fictional story of some length. <br />What makes it "graphic?" Well, a great deal of the story is told by the pictures, the graphics. Which makes graphic novels a new way to read.<br />
  4. 4. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />4<br />Aren’t they just book-length comics?<br />
  5. 5. Graphic Novels:Here to Stay!<br />Graphic novels exist in a broad range of genres: humor, romance, suspense, political satire, soap operas, horror, porn, Japanese manga, nonfiction journalism. In 2006, Publishers Weekly reported, 2,800 new titles were published. For the first time, graphic novels surpassed standard comic books in sales, $330 million to $310 million.<br />"The days when publishers aimed at only 15-year-old boys - or 50-year-old men who are shopping for their inner 15-year-old - those days are over," said Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly. <br />The big battle: It's edge versus respectability as graphic novels go mainstreamby Peter Rowe<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />6<br />Define Graphic Novel?<br />graphic novel<br />A term coined by Will Eisner to describe his semi-autobiographicalnovelA Contract with God (1978), written and illustrated in comic book style, the first work in a new format in which an extended narrative is presented as a continuous sequence of pictorial images printed in color or black and white and arranged panel-to-panel, with text given in captions and dialogue usually enclosed in balloons. A precursor can be found in the picture storyalbums of the 19th-century Swiss writer RodolpheTopffer, who also wrote novels in conventional form. This new literary form is viewed with suspicion by traditionalists who regard it as a marketing ploy aimed at attracting adultreaders to comic books by removing the stigma attached to them. Click here to read the entry on graphic novels in Wikipedia or see the Yahoo! list of graphic novel Web sites. See also: fotonovela.<br />
  7. 7. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />7<br />A Contract With God?<br />A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories<br />This collection of four stories takes us back to the Bronx of the 1930s as seen through Eisner's own eyes, when tenement blocks were crammed with European immigrants jostling their way to a better life. <br />
  8. 8. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />8<br />Another pioneering graphic novel<br />Maus: A Survivor's Tale<br />In Maus I: My Father Bleeds History Art Spiegelman has simultaneously expanded the boundaries of a literary form and found a new way of imagining the Holocaust, an event that is commonly described as unimaginable. The form is the comic book, once dismissed as an entertainment for children and regarded as suited only for slapstick comedy, action-adventure, or graphic horror. <br />Maus IIA Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began<br />
  9. 9. An older “graphic novel” series (80 years old!)<br />Tintin  -  80 years old but still a young reporter<br />Somehow, ever since January 10 in 1929, the day when together they took the train to the Soviet Union, the renowned reporter and his inseparable side-kick Snowy have surrendered nothing of their timeless appeal. As it is, the Soviets have passed into history but Tintin'sadventures retain their same old magnetic power unabated. <br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Now coming as a movie<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Other graphic novels as movies<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />12<br />Useful Resources byMichele Gorman<br />Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teensby Michele GormanLinworth, 2003<br />“What Teens Want: 30 Graphic Novels You Can’t Live Without” cover article; School Library Journal, August 2002<br />
  13. 13. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />13<br />Graphic Novels Reviews for Young Adults<br />No Flying, No Tights<br />Why is this site here?I just want to broadcast my opinions to the world! Actually, no -- I decided to create a page devoted to graphic novel reviews specifically for those who read them the most -- mainly teens -- and for those who might be involved in distributing them to teens -- namely teachers, librarians, and parents.<br />Robin Brenner<br />See alsoGraphic Novels 101: FAQ <br />
  14. 14. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />14<br />A classic:Bone<br />No Bones About It <br />A TIME top ten graphic novel <br />Bone combines the humor and look of early Disney movies with the scope of the Lord of the Rings cycle. Smith draws characters that are both cute and scary, infusing every panel with dynamic energy. The best all-ages novel yet published in this medium, while children will read Bonefor its breathless adventure and sight gags, older kids and adults will appreciate the themes of blind fanaticism and corrupting power.<br />
  15. 15. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />15<br />A graphic novel by Avi<br />City Of Light, City Of Dark<br />In City of Light, City of Dark Avi creates a parallel world that resembles our own, maybe it is our own and we just don’t know it. In this world the boogie men really do exist, but they have another name…the Kurbs. The Kurbs were here first.<br />Graphic Novel Review - City of Light, City of Dark by Rich Haynes, Youth Services Librarian, Harlan County Public Library <br />
  16. 16. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />16<br />A graphic novel publisher<br />So, what the heck is Oni Press?<br />Oni Press, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Joe Nozemack and Bob Schreck with the goal of publishing the kinds of comics and graphic novels they themselves would want to read. Unsatisfied with the material that was dominating the industry, the men believed firmly that sequential art could be used to tell virtually any story.<br />FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS<br />
  17. 17. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />17<br />Barry Ween(Series)<br />Meet Barry Ween, the smartest living human. What does a ten-year-old boy do with a 350 I.Q.? Anything he wants. Cranky, egotistical, arrogant, and foul-mouthed, Barry wants to conduct his experiments and be left alone, but it never seems to work out. Hurdles that Barry must outmaneuver range from time warps, to art thieves, to accidentally turning his best friend into a dinosaur.<br />Meet the Gang | Preview the IssuesFind Out Why Everyone Loves Barry Ween!<br />
  18. 18. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />18<br />Another Oni YA publication<br />Matthew Loux<br />Brian, Brad and Matt are good guys with no direction and zero motivation. . . . But their serene laziness disappears when Matt’s crush, Amber, announces her intention to accompany Matt’s nemesis, Richard the jock, to the big rock show. <br />
  19. 19. Another famous one from <br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />19<br />Bryan Lee O’Malley<br />
  20. 20. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />20<br />Another Oni series<br />By Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt<br />High and mighty gangsters rake in the dough hand over fist, rival criminal families hit the mattresses, and anyone who gets in the way ends up in the morgue.  . . . But here's what you don't know, wise guy.  As powerful as the mobs are, a more sinister force is pulling their leashes, using greed, gluttony, and lust to fuel a much more lucrative trade: human souls.<br />http://www.thedamnedcomic.com/<br />
  21. 21. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />21<br />Nonfiction graphics<br />The Man Who Would Draw King: Ho Che Anderson<br />TIME.comix on a biography of M. L. King<br />"King" volume one establishes the series' tone — an attempt to get beyond the near-saintly mythologization of King's life. <br />Part two puts you right in the middle of all the most important civil rights actions from 1960 to 1965, culminating in the March on Washington. <br />
  22. 22. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />22<br />Romance in graphic novels<br />Swoon! Romance is the main theme here, though that doesn't prohibit a bit of action, a bit of angst, and a bit of erudition. In the end, though, it's all about catching your breath and thinking, “That's how I want it to be.”<br />Robin on “No Flying, No Tights”<br />
  23. 23. Manga<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />23<br />What is Manga?<br />Manga is Japanese comic books, or graphic novels. The actual word “manga” is Japanese for comics. It was started in the 1940’s by OsamauTetzuka. The first manga series was Astro Boy or Tetsuwan Atom, in Japanese. <br />Most manga is originally written and drawn in Japan which is why the book is flipped backwards.<br />
  24. 24. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />24<br />Manga<br />What is Manga?<br />“It used to be fairly straightforward to say that manga were black-and-white comics originating in Japan,” Mr. Kiley[Mike Kiley, the senior vice president of the publisher Tokyopop] wrote. “But for many years now, there have been manga ‘variants’ in many places around the world,” including manhwa in Korea and original English language manga in the United States.<br />Graphic Books Best-Sellers: What Is Manga? By GEORGE GENE GUSTINESOctober 22, 2010, 10:00 am <br />
  25. 25. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />25<br />What about anime?<br />What is anime?(ah-nee-may, is one way to romanize the pronunciation)<br />Anime, as defined by common fan usage, is simply any animation that is made in Japan for a Japanese audience. In Japan the word simply means any animation made anywhere in the world. Commercial anime dates back to 1917. Modern anime dates from the 1960s with the work of Osamu Tezuka, best known in the U.S. for "Astro Boy", TetsuwanAtom in the original Japanese.<br />Anime and Manga Terminology<br />
  26. 26. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />26<br />Who reads manga?<br />60% are female <br />While comics feature 50-year-old superheroes who appeal to boys, manga in the U.S. is often created by women for women of all ages. . . . The 11-to-21-year-old market is huge, says CEO [of Tokyopop, the largest U.S.-owned creator and licensor of manga] Jane Friedman, who predicts steady growth for the category.<br />America is Drawn to Manga: Why girls--and publishers--love Japan's comics By COCO MASTERS <br />Posted Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006<br />
  27. 27. Another view<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />27<br />The Librarian's Guide to Manga(no longer available online)<br />
  28. 28. Manga as gender-empowering?<br />The Transformative Power of Manga:<br />[“Boys’ love manga”] postulates that gender fluidity and change are ways we can identify with those who are different from us, experience new things, and, most importantly, achieve things that were impossible before.<br />Ho, J. D. (2007, September). Gender Alchemy. Horn Book Magazine. Reproduced on redOrbit.com<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Is manga declining in the US?<br />End of an era: Tokyopop shutting down US publishing division<br />The comics publishing culling of 2011 claimed its most prominent victim as it was announced today that Tokyopop is shutting down its US operations, as of May 31. The German office will stay open to handle publishing rights and the film division will continue.<br />POSTED ON Apr 15 2011 AT 12:28 pm BY The Beat<br />Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />30<br />Graphics Oscars<br />The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards:<br />The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the "Oscars" of the comic book industry. They are handed out each year in a gala ceremony at Comic-Con International: San Diego <br />The "Oscars" of Comics  A Brief History <br />2011 Eisner Award Winners<br />Best Publication for Teens<br />Smile, by RainaTelgemeier(Scholastic Graphix) <br />
  31. 31. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />31<br />Harvey Comics Awards<br />The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. <br />History<br />Harvey Bio <br />2011 Harvey Award Winners<br />Best Original Graphic Album<br />Scott Pilgrim 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, <br />Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press<br />
  32. 32. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />32<br />Ignatz Awards<br />The Ignatz Awards, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is a festival prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. <br />2011 Outstanding Graphic NovelGaylord Phoenix, Edie Fake<br />
  33. 33. Graphic Novels--or Just Comics?<br />33<br />What do you say?<br />Are they?<br />Who says so?<br />Can they?<br />

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