TITLE

INTERNET REVIEWS: GRAPHIC NOVELS

AUTHOR(S)
Lavallée-Welch, Catherine
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Kentucky Libraries;Spring2005, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on graphic novels. A graphic novel is a stand-alone story in graphical form, published as a book. In North America, the best known form of graphic novel is a popular comic book like Superman or X-Men. However, the graphic-novel format also includes works of more "seriousness of purpose," to quote the formar masterpiece author Art Spiegelman. The European "bandes dessinees" tradition and the Japanese "mangas" are examples of graphic novels outside of North America. Graphic novels cater to various ages--children, teens and adults--and come in various genres. This article will concentrate on Web sources for information on English-language graphic novels. Many public and school librarians are well aware of the popularity of graphic novels and make a place for them in their collections. Massachusetts Librarian Robin Brenner is the creator of "No Flying No Tights," a comprehensive site that contains information on graphic novels for kids, teens and adults. One can find there news, reviews, lists, Web sites and indexes as well as definitions.
ACCESSION #
17127193

 

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