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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Off The Shelf: A Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

A Rough Guide To Graphic NovelsA Rough Guide To Graphic Novels, published by the U.K.'s Rough Guides Publishing in 2007 and released in 2008 in the US is a 312 page Danny Fingeroth (longtime writer for Spider-Man) book that features eight sections written by indie publishers and professional artists in the 'zine, graphic novel and comic industries. The book features some of the 60 biggest underground graphic novels since the 1940's years including Akira, Maus and Persepolis.

A Rough Guide contains also a section written by New Zealand born British cartoonist Roger Langridge. Langridge is a Harvey, Eisner, Ignatz and Reuben Award-nominated artist whose humorous work (Frankenstein Meets Shirley Temple, Fin Fang 4, Knuckles the Malevolent Nun, The Muppets and Fred The Clown) reference Warren, Creepy, Marvel, MAD and classic EC styles and themes.

In 2009, Rough Guide published two more books with a focus on Chinese and Japanese graphic novels and animation: The Rough Guide to Anime and The Rough Guide to Manga.


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