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Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition by Book Resume:

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Comfort Love,Adam Withers
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
File Size: 495 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9020507


The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics by Comfort Love,Adam Withers Book Resume:

Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step—writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics—like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson—lend a hand, providing “Pro Tips” on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you’ll have everything you need and no excuses left: It’s time to make your comics!

Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More

Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack Phoenix
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1963 KB
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Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More by Jack Phoenix Book Resume:

This unique guide offers fresh insights on how graphic novels and comics differ from traditional books and require different treatment in the library—from purchasing, shelving, and cataloging to readers' advisory services, programs, and curriculum. Challenging librarians to rethink some of their traditional practices, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library provides creative and proven solutions for libraries of all types that want to get comics into the hands of fans and promote readership. The author describes how libraries would benefit from an in-house classification system and organization that accounts for both publishers and series. In addition, acquiring comics can often be tricky due to renumbering of series, reboots, shifting creative teams, and more—this book shows you how to work around those obstacles. Shelving and displays that reflect comic readers' browsing habits, creative programs that boost circulation of comics and graphic novels, and how comics can play a vital role in educational institutions are also covered. • Addresses common challenges librarians face with comics and graphic novels collections, and shows how to surmount them • Offers a solutions-focused approach • Describes how comics can be used to better engage your community and to educate youth • Fills a gap in the professional literature, covering topics not touched upon in the existing literature • Serves as a vital resource for public, academic, and school libraries

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 459 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8574352


Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition by Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter Book Resume:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition

Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sarah Flowers,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 665 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3784344


Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition by Sarah Flowers,Samuel Stavole-Carter Book Resume:

Teen Genreflecting serves as a guide to contemporary teen fiction, encompassing every genre and format, including graphic novels, scrapbook-formatted books, verse novels, historical fiction, speculative fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, and more. Teen literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing segments of the publishing world. Not only are teens continuing to read for pleasure, but many adults have discovered the joys of teen literature. As part of the Genreflecting Advisory Series, Teen Genreflecting provides librarians with a road map to the vibrant and diverse body of literature focusing on recent fiction for teens, organizing and describing some 1,300 titles, most published within the past ten years, along with perennial classics. The authors indicate where each title fits in the genre scheme; its subject matter, format, and general reading level; and any pertinent awards. They also provide advice on readers' advisory services to teens, descriptions of genres and subgenres, and lists of favorites for each genre. As with previous editions, this guide will prove invaluable to librarians building their teen collections and will help them assist teens in finding the books they love, no matter what genre. Helps librarians find the right book for their teen users Helps librarians develop current, diverse, and robust teen collections Provides libraries with a comprehensive list of recent teen fiction Provides students or professionals new to YA lit with a detailed overview of contemporary YA genre fiction

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robin Healey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
File Size: 1326 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 14039


Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation by Robin Healey Book Resume:

Providing the most complete record possible of texts by Italian writers active after 1900, this annotated bibliography covers over 4,800 distinct editions of writings by some 1,700 Italian authors. Many entries are accompanied by useful notes that provide information on the authors, works, translators, and the reception of the translations. This book includes the works of Pirandello, Calvino, Eco, and more recently, Andrea Camilleri and Valerio Manfredi. Together with Robin Healey’s Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation, also published by University of Toronto Press in 2011, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations from Italian accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature.

Learn Clip Studio Paint

Learn Clip Studio Paint [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Inko Ai Takita,Liz Staley
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
File Size: 1944 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3207348


Learn Clip Studio Paint by Inko Ai Takita,Liz Staley Book Resume:

Discover the tools to tell your own manga story with Clip Studio Paint and develop your digital drawing skills Key Features Gain a clear understanding of Clip Studio Paint and create your own manga stories Learn to put CSP into practice by implementing it in real-world drawing scenarios Discover how to apply digital drawing techniques to your creation using CSP Book Description Clip Studio Paint is a versatile digital painting program for creating manga and illustrations, helping artists expand their digital portfolio. This software is packed with tools that make panel laying, speech adding, toning, and editing much easier. This easy-to-follow guide is clearly divided into chapters covering drawing tools, interface customization, and using various visual effects so you can focus on specific techniques in detail one at a time. Learn Clip Studio Paint is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to Clip Studio Paint that will have you up to speed in no time. You'll start by experiencing what it's like to create manga digitally and find new ways to shape your drawing. Next, using practical tips and rich visual references, the book shows you how to apply techniques to your creations, giving you the opportunity to expand your range of visual expression. As you advance, you'll explore how to create special effect brushes using an in-depth example, along with discovering how to color, blend, and edit your art digitally. Finally, you'll find out how to print, use the Clip Studio Paint Assets, and learn how to create unique and inspiring art that stands out from the rest. By the end of this Clip Studio Paint book, you'll have gained a clear understanding of its tools and be able to start telling your own manga story using your improved digital drawing skills. What you will learn Explore Clip Studio Paint and create your own manga stories Familiarize yourself with the CSP ecosystem Use Clip Studio Paint Pro's inking tools and find ways to customize your art Explore the flexibility of the brush engine in Clip Studio Paint Pro Use palettes to generate colors between foreground and background colors Find out alternative ways of coloring your manga art using black, white, and grey Discover how to use layer blending to add textures to your images Who this book is for If you're just starting out as a digital artist or want to switch to Clip Studio Paint from a different graphics software package, then this book is for you. Those with no prior knowledge of digital art or intermediate-level users looking to explore the unique features of Clip Studio Paint will also find this book useful.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Tim Leong
Publisher: Chronicle Books
File Size: 1002 KB
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Read Count: 8615446


Super Graphic by Tim Leong Book Resume:

The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there. From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which includes high-resolution images.

Learn Clip Studio Paint

Learn Clip Studio Paint [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Liz Staley
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
File Size: 1140 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5140685


Learn Clip Studio Paint by Liz Staley Book Resume:

Learning a new software can be daunting, especially graphics one. Even if you’re fluent in graphics software, switching to a new one can be a challenge. This book makes the transition to creating art in a digital environment easier with Clip Studio Pro. From installing the program to customizing tools and beginning an animation, learn the tips ...

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 360 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8743912


Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition by Sylvia M. Vardell Book Resume:

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Pop Manga

Pop Manga [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Camilla d'Errico,Stephen W. Martin
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
File Size: 1429 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5448303


Pop Manga by Camilla d'Errico,Stephen W. Martin Book Resume:

Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters. From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots. Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indespensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.

Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence

Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Julie Urbanik,Connie L. Johnston
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 980 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 737770


Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence by Julie Urbanik,Connie L. Johnston Book Resume:

An engaging and at times sobering look at the coexistence of humans and animals in the 21st century and how their sometimes disparate needs affect environments, politics, economies, and culture worldwide. • Includes excerpts from 20 primary source documents related to animals • Offers a comprehensive look at a variety of aspects of human-animal relationships • Discusses how human actions affect the survival of other species, such as the northern spotted owl and bluefin tuna

The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Meagan Lacy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 838 KB
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Read Count: 218507


The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond by Meagan Lacy Book Resume:

This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus libraries as well as public and high school libraries, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books. • Explains how you can address your users' growing needs for sustained reflection and authentic connection • Shows how leading and promoting the Slow Book movement adds new value to your library • Presents examples and advice that you can use and adapt to lead the Slow Book movement at your library • Shows ways in which academic, public, and school librarians can form partnerships for literacy outreach programs

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
File Size: 1331 KB
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Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives by Robert G. Weiner Book Resume:

To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 1890 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7449010


American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition by Juneal M. Chenoweth Book Resume:

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists


Snapdragon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kat Leyh
Publisher: First Second
File Size: 1384 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 717228


Snapdragon by Kat Leyh Book Resume:

Kat Leyh's Snapdragon is a magical realist graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her town’s witch and discovers the strange magic within herself. Snap's town had a witch. At least, that’s how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online—after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It’s creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it’s kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic—and a connection with Snap’s family’s past.

The American Public Library Handbook

The American Public Library Handbook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Guy A. Marco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 802 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 273297


The American Public Library Handbook by Guy A. Marco Book Resume:

A detailed reference work that documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles. • Profiles of individual libraries and biographies of important public librarians

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publisher: American Library Association
File Size: 1558 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9294412


Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management by Peggy Johnson Book Resume:

In this fully updated revision, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art in controlling and updating your library's collection.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publisher: American Library Association
File Size: 470 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8186761


Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition by Jack O'Gorman Book Resume:

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Graphic Medicine Manifesto

Graphic Medicine Manifesto [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: MK Czerwiec,Ian Williams,Susan Merrill Squier,Michael J. Green,Kimberly R. Myers,Scott T. Smith
Publisher: Penn State Press
File Size: 997 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9645893


Graphic Medicine Manifesto by MK Czerwiec,Ian Williams,Susan Merrill Squier,Michael J. Green,Kimberly R. Myers,Scott T. Smith Book Resume:

This inaugural volume in the Graphic Medicine series establishes the principles of graphic medicine and begins to map the field. The volume combines scholarly essays by members of the editorial team with previously unpublished visual narratives by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, and it includes arresting visual work from a wide range of graphic medicine practitioners. The book’s first section, featuring essays by Scott Smith and Susan Squier, argues that as a new area of scholarship, research on graphic medicine has the potential to challenge the conventional boundaries of academic disciplines, raise questions about their foundations, and reinvigorate literary scholarship—and the notion of the literary text—for a broader audience. The second section, incorporating essays by Michael Green and Kimberly Myers, demonstrates that graphic medicine narratives can engage members of the health professions with literary and visual representations and symbolic practices that offer patients, family members, physicians, and other caregivers new ways to experience and work with the complex challenges of the medical experience. The final section, by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, focuses on the practice of creating graphic narratives, iconography, drawing as a social practice, and the nature of comics as visual rhetoric. A conclusion (in comics form) testifies to the diverse and growing graphic medicine community. Two valuable bibliographies guide readers to comics and scholarly works relevant to the field.

Gender Dilemmas in Children’s Fiction

Gender Dilemmas in Children’s Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: K. Mallan
Publisher: Springer
File Size: 330 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8582038


Gender Dilemmas in Children’s Fiction by K. Mallan Book Resume:

This engaging study examines diverse genders and sexualities in a wide range of contemporary fiction for children and young people. Mallan's insights into key dilemmas arising from the texts' treatment of romance, beauty, cyberbodies, queer, and comedy are provocative and trustworthy, and deliver exciting theoretical and social perspectives.

Make Comics Like the Pros

Make Comics Like the Pros [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Greg Pak,Fred Van Lente
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
File Size: 725 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6660497


Make Comics Like the Pros by Greg Pak,Fred Van Lente Book Resume:

A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Discover the Secrets of Your Favorite Comic Book Creators Do you want to break into the comics industry? There are many creative roles available—writer, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, and more. Each creator serves a vital function in the production of sequential art at companies such as DC, Marvel, Image, and Valiant. In Make Comics Like the Pros, veteran comics creators Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente team up with a who’s who of the modern comic book scene to lead you step-by-step through the development of a comic. With these two fan-favorite writers as your guides, you’ll learn everything from script formatting to the importance of artistic collaboration to the best strategies for promoting and selling your own sequential art masterpiece. Pak and Van Lente even put their lessons into practice inside the pages of the book—pairing with Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Colleen Coover (Bandette) to produce the swashbuckling, adventure comic Swordmaids, and giving you front row seats to their creative process. Make Comics Like the Pros provides all the answers you’ve been seeking to take your comic book–making dreams all the way to professional-level reality.

A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
File Size: 809 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5624592


A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One by George R. R. Martin Book Resume:

The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon’s two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

Compass South

Compass South [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Hope Larson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
File Size: 1102 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8880690


Compass South by Hope Larson Book Resume:

It's 1860 in New York City. When 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra's father disappears, they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist. They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans. But once there, Alex is shanghaied to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn. Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother. Neither Alexander nor Cleo realizes the real danger they are in-they are being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure. How they outwit the pirates and find each other makes for a fast-paced, breathtaking adventure. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
File Size: 977 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7144131


Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] by M. Keith Booker Book Resume:

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives

Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert Petersen
Publisher: Praeger
File Size: 1733 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1749536


Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives by Robert Petersen Book Resume:

This text examines comics, graphic novels, and manga with a broad, international scope that reveals their conceptual origins in antiquity. • Includes numerous illustrations of British satirical prints, Japanese woodblock prints, and the art of prominent illustrators • Includes a chapter on the latest developments in digital comics

A Brief Guide To OZ

A Brief Guide To OZ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Paul Simpson
Publisher: Robinson
File Size: 1912 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8366193


A Brief Guide To OZ by Paul Simpson Book Resume:

What if Dorothy Gale wasn't the only person who went to see the Wizard of Oz? MGM's landmark 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, did not mark the beginning of adventures in Oz. Both before and since, dozens of tales have been told of the Marvellous Land of Oz, and its inhabitants such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Jack Pumpkinhead. In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Paul Simpson looks back at the Famous Forty - the original novels by L. Frank Baum and his successors which entranced generations of children with their wonderful world of munchkins, princesses and wicked witches. He examines the many ways in which the stories have been retold in movies - from the silent era to Disney's recent blockbuster Oz the Great and Powerful - and on television, featuring everyone from Tom & Jerry to trades union leaders. On stage, Oz has come to life in the many revivals of The Wizard of Oz musical and the worldwide reign of Elphaba in the smash hit Wicked. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the world's best-loved film and the whole magical world of Oz with its vampires, muppets, dragons, living statues and so much more.

How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired Second Edition

How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired Second Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fig Taylor
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
File Size: 1788 KB
File Format: Pdf
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How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired Second Edition by Fig Taylor Book Resume:

This book shows those embarking on an illustration or graphic design career how best to put together an effective, professional portfolio. It discusses what to include and how to organize and display the work, and also advises on presentation techniques and self-promotion. Both print and digital portfolios are covered. Deciding who to approach for work is of key importance whether you are looking for a full-time position or freelance work, and the book maps out the creative marketplace, examining the main areas of work and describing the types of position available in each, and how the commissioning process works. Tips are included from commissioners and practitioners working in magazine and book publishing, design, advertising, TV/film and beyond, as well as agents and educators. The book also features a listings section detailing online resources and publications to aid research, suppliers, specialist libraries, industry-related trade fairs and professional organizations. First edition ISBN: 9781856696722

The Many Lives of Ajax

The Many Lives of Ajax [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Timothy V. Dugan
Publisher: McFarland
File Size: 721 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9886464


The Many Lives of Ajax by Timothy V. Dugan Book Resume:

 Ajax, the archetypal Greek warrior, has over the years been trivialized as a peripheral character in the classics through Hollywood representations, and by the use of his name on household cleaning products. Examining a broad range of sources—from film, art and literature to advertising and sports—this study of the “Bulwark of the Achaeans” and his mythological image redefines his presence in Western culture, revealing him as the predominant voice in The Iliad and in myriad works across the classical canon.

March: Book One

March: Book One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Lewis,Andrew Aydin
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
File Size: 1802 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1142327


March: Book One by John Lewis,Andrew Aydin Book Resume:

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

The Comics World

The Comics World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Benjamin Woo,Jeremy Stoll
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
File Size: 1293 KB
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Read Count: 2348071


The Comics World by Benjamin Woo,Jeremy Stoll Book Resume:

Contributions by Bart Beaty, T. Keith Edmunds, Eike Exner, Christopher J. Galdieri, Ivan Lima Gomes, Charles Hatfield, Franny Howes, John A. Lent, Amy Louise Maynard, Shari Sabeti, Rob Salkowitz, Kalervo A. Sinervo, Jeremy Stoll, Valerie Wieskamp, Adriana Estrada Wilson, and Benjamin Woo The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Their Publics is the first collection to explicitly examine the production, circulation, and reception of comics from a social-scientific point of view. Designed to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about theory and methods in comics studies, this volume draws on approaches from fields as diverse as sociology, political science, history, folklore, communication studies, and business, among others, to study the social life of comics and graphic novels. Taking the concept of a “comics world”—that is, the collection of people, roles, and institutions that “produce” comics as they are—as its organizing principle, the book asks readers to attend to the contexts that shape how comics move through societies and cultures. Each chapter explores a specific comics world or particular site where comics meet one of their publics, such as artists and creators; adaptors; critics and journalists; convention-goers; scanners; fans; and comics scholars themselves. Through their research, contributors demonstrate some of the ways that people participate in comics worlds and how the relationships created in these spaces can provide different perspectives on comics and comics studies. Moving beyond the page, The Comics World explores the complexity of the lived reality of the comics world: how comics and graphic novels matter to different people at different times, within a social space shared with others.


Beverly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nick Drnaso
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
File Size: 551 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 556017


Beverly by Nick Drnaso Book Resume:

A darkly funny portrait of Middle America seen through the stunted minds of its children The modern lost souls of Beverly struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak. Time passes, bodies change sizes, realities blur with fantasies, truths disintegrate, childhood comforts turn uncomfortable. Again and again, the civilized façades of Nick Drnaso’s pitch-perfect suburban landscapes crack in the face of violence and quiet brutality. Drnaso's debut graphic novel leaves you haunted and squirming and longing for more.

The Routledge Companion to Comics

The Routledge Companion to Comics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Frank Bramlett,Roy Cook,Aaron Meskin
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 695 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5671134


The Routledge Companion to Comics by Frank Bramlett,Roy Cook,Aaron Meskin Book Resume:

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 overviewsof 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.

Queer, 2nd Edition

Queer, 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kathy Belge,Marke Bieschke
Publisher: Zest Books ™
File Size: 1481 KB
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Read Count: 9483378


Queer, 2nd Edition by Kathy Belge,Marke Bieschke Book Resume:

Teen life is hard enough, but for teens who are LGBTQ, it can be even harder. When do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBTQ teens come out to friends and family, navigate their social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and challenge bigotry and homophobia. Personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history provide relatable context. This completely revised and updated edition is a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer or knows someone who is.

McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test 2nd Edition

McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kathy A. Zahler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
File Size: 589 KB
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Read Count: 1305090


McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test 2nd Edition by Kathy A. Zahler Book Resume:

The official guide for TASC--the new high school equivalency test straight--from the test-makers at CTB/McGraw-Hill Education! Now updated to cover major changes in test content, McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test walks you step-by-step through the test. Each section features a pre-test that helps you identify strengths and weaknesses before study. Each chapter includes review of the test subjects and exercises that reinforce new skills. Learning objectives are based on the Common Core State Standards, just like the real exam. You also get authentic TASC test questions with explanations, straight from the test maker. Test presently administered in California, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Features: Exclusive: Authentic sample TASC test questions--straight from the test-makers at CTB/McGraw-Hill Education! Review and practice with all the latest TASC question types

Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 1

Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Signal
File Size: 606 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5914121


Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 1 by Yuval Noah Harari Book Resume:

Volume one of the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. How can we see the big picture without getting caught up in an infinity of little details? One way is to step back, to look at the really big picture: the entire history of the human species. Sapiens: A Graphic History, The Birth of Humankind is the story of how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth, capable of splitting the atom, flying to the Moon, and manipulating the genetic code of life. With Yuval Noah Harari as your guide, and accompanied by characters like Prehistoric Bill, Dr. Fiction, and Detective Lopez, you are invited to take a ride on the wild side of history. The graphic format offers readers a new intellectual and artistic exploration of the past. Human evolution is reimagined as a tacky reality TV show. The first encounter between Sapiens and Neanderthals is explored through the master-pieces of modern art. The extinction of the mammoths and saber-toothed tigers is retold as a "whodunit" movie. Sapiens: A Graphic History is a radical, and radically fun, retelling of the story of humankind, bursting with wit, humor, and colorful characters. If you want to know why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people—read this book.

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Russ Kick
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
File Size: 1869 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2790407


The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3 by Russ Kick Book Resume:

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Publisher's Weekly "Best Summer Books of 2013" The Daily Beast's "Brainy Summer Beach Reads" The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3. Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke's soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, Anaïs Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs' Junky), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme. The towering works of modernism are here--T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land," Yeats's "The Second Coming" done as a magazine spread, Heart of Darkness, stories from Kafka, The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, and his short story "Araby" from Dubliners, rare early work from Faulkner and Hemingway (by artists who have drawn for Marvel), and poems by Gertrude Stein and Edna St. Vincent Millay. You'll also find original comic versions of short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, Flannery O'Connor, and Saki (manga style), plus adaptations of Lolita (and everyone said it couldn't be done!), The Age of Innocence, Siddhartha and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Last Exit to Brooklyn, J.G. Ballard's Crash, and photo-dioramas for Animal Farm and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Feast your eyes on new full-page illustrations for 1984, Brave New World, Waiting for Godot, One Hundred Years of Solitude,The Bell Jar, On the Road, Lord of the Flies, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and three Borges stories. Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation of Nausea captures Sartre's existential dread. Dame Darcy illustrates Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece, Blood Meridian, universally considered one of the most brutal novels ever written and long regarded as unfilmable by Hollywood. Tara Seibel, the only female artist involved with the Harvey Pekar Project, turns in an exquisite series of illustrations for The Great Gatsby. And then there's the moment we've been waiting for: the first graphic adaptation from Kurt Vonnegut's masterwork, Slaughterhouse-Five. Among many other gems.

Social Studies Comes Alive

Social Studies Comes Alive [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ryan Casey Davis
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 525 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7458858


Social Studies Comes Alive by Ryan Casey Davis Book Resume:

Social Studies Comes Alive: Engaging, Effective Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom provides teachers with critical, creative, and inquiry-based activities to engage students in real-world projects and research. Students will benefit from learning professional research practices and products that can make a real difference in their lives and those within their communities. Within this text, teachers can select activities as needed to engage their students in authentic learning on any topic, moving beyond the traditional guided reading and worksheet approach. These instructional approaches and classroom activities are powerful tools for combating student indifference toward social studies that creeps in during middle school and high school. Each lesson comes with instructions and ideas for challenging students in order to guide them to self-directed learning. Grades 6-10


Unbored [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Joshua Glenn,Elizabeth Foy Larsen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
File Size: 1549 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5741419


Unbored by Joshua Glenn,Elizabeth Foy Larsen Book Resume:

The most original, entertaining, and instructive all-in-one book for kids ever published-jam-packed with information, ideas, and activities for children and their parents to share together Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn't shy about teaching. Yet the bulk of the 350-page mega-resource presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way, featuring the best of the old as well as the best of the new: classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, stop-action movie-making-plus tons of sidebars and extras, including trivia, best-of lists, and Q&As with leading thinkers whose culture-changing ideas are made accessible to kids for the first time. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book (along with its sequels, Unbored Adventure and Unbored Games) that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate. Unbored is exciting to read, easy to use, and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humor. Kids will just think it's awesome. Contributors include Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE magazine; Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man; Douglas Rushkoff, renowned media theorist; Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG; John Edgar Park, a CG supervisor at DisneyToon Studios; and Jean Railla, founder of and Etsy consultant.