August 20, 2016

The Count of Monte Cristo

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In Europe, collections from magazines became the album form, which from Tin Tin to Les Humanoides remains a major and widely-respected form of publication for comic books. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (published by First Second) is another award-winning sales success. GNs sharpen and deepen visual literacy (Schwarz, 2006; Burmark, 2008), and are for many young people, like video games (Gee, 2003), an important multimodal learning tool, schooling multiple intelligences (Quedo & Cabello, 2008).
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August 20, 2016

By David Small: Stitches: A Memoir First (1st) Edition

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The lesson then moves into practical applications: "Has there been a time when you made the world better by something you did?" The reading level's probably around what's appropriate for second graders, but the stories are enjoyable for kids much younger. The Monkey King is an allegorical Chinese rendition of the journey made by the famous Chinese monk, Xuan Zang (602-664). Readers often talk about how a favorite novel or story helped them through a rough time in life. “Sometimes, with comics, it’s the same way,” says Scott, who counts as one of her own rough-time helpers “Strangers in Paradise.” The self-published comic series by Terry Moore revolves around the changing relationships between two women and a man and the comics, Scott says, “helped me get through a divorce.” But relationships can be funny, too.
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August 20, 2016

Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead

Robin Furth

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Even massive historical change is translated into these terms—the Russian Revolution, for instance, into Communist-Futurism, Constructivism, Socialist Realism. As always, visit the website of their agencies, check their list of clients, check the publishers they work with, and read all submission requirements before contacting. (Click on the name of their agency for more information.) To check an agent's history (for possible complaints) go to Editors and Preditors.
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August 20, 2016

The Three Musketeers (Classics Illustrated)

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Kakerlak is a powerful account of the immigrant experience, of its psychology and pathology, charted in a suggestively oneiric chiaroscuro by a rapidly-developing artist. Though perhaps a bit of artistic license — a compromise any artist would be sure to approve of. And Bitz (2010), while helping students to write comics through his Comic Book Project, takes time to discuss other literary elements of comics. And while it's easy to say, yeah, yeah, I'm interested enough to get through that, you may end up doing what I did and reading the first and thinking 'ehh' and putting it down (in my case, for at least a year).
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August 20, 2016

Hamlet - Yale University Shakespeare

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Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier ( Simon and Schuster ) is a sweet lesbian love story wrapped in a sci-fi horror and set on a college campus; where the frat boys, lecherous professors, shallow sorority girls, and fee-hiking administrators all become fodder for an over-sexed alien invasion. This book is one of the best books on writing that I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot). Illustrators and artists are very important for all juvenile materials, but especially for graphic novels, as detailed in the Illustrator Additional Access Points document.
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August 20, 2016

PUCK: What Fools These Mortals Be!

Richard Samuel West

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In the initial drafts of "A Murderer's Work," there are two big scenes--one in a Spanish dorm room, the other in a (real, non-digital) car on my commute--that were actually the first things I wrote. As literature, especially poetry, grows more and more sophisticated, it begins to manipulate this field of suspended metaphors as a material in itself, often as an end in itself. American Born Chinese is a set of three stories that cross over one another.
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August 19, 2016

Soft City

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Gina: And it’s like, a different color, the background. Future challenges include building and developing collections, and of course the overall worries of declining budgets. I always have a dozen potential stories in mind at any given time. Graphic novels continue to gain in popularity and are a growing segment of libraries’ collections. Of course, Sebald’s novels use images to extraordinary effect. Sure, literature gets a lot of prestige, but not all prose is literature.
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August 19, 2016

Geis: A Matter of Life and Death

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Also his meeting with Merrick, the elephant man, reveals many things about his character and his gaze. I had a stack of them when I was young, and used to trade them with older comic collectors for tamer fare. The presence of illustration does not change this. Cupid and the Silent Goddess by Alan Fisk: Focusing on the painting Allegory with Venus and Cupid, this novel takes a look at not only the artists who created the work, but the models who sat for it and the political atmosphere that shaped the work of Italian Renaissance artists.
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August 19, 2016

Blue Monday Volume 1: The Kids Are Alright

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An army of the infected, led by one of the most powerful beings on Earth, seeks to kill the scientists to prevent them from discovering a cure, and it is up to Wolverine and a handful of heroes to keep the scientists alive. Creating digital comics out of Lego is THE. In his review of Freud's ideas about the visual representation in dreams, Jay says: Although there were visual representations in dreams, they had to be rearticulated in linguistic form before they could become available for analysis.
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August 19, 2016

Looking for a City in America: Down These Mean Streets a Man

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Have students look at how the authors and illustrators use colors, textures, words, text boxes, frames and camera angles; then make connections between these elements and evaluated their effectiveness. Graphic novels are longer works that tell a single story from the beginning to the end. (Sometimes, successful comic books will be collected and packaged in a graphic novel format.) Because stories don’t have to be broken up over countless issues, plots can often be more complex and more detailed, as readers don’t have to remember details for anywhere from months to years while reading.
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