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Kwezi: Collector's Edition 4 - Issues 10 - 12 (Paperback): Loyiso Mkize Kwezi: Collector's Edition 4 - Issues 10 - 12 (Paperback)
Loyiso Mkize; Illustrated by Loyiso Mkize; Mohale Mashigo
R130 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R18 (14%) Shipped within 11 - 17 working days

Kwezi Collector’s Edition 4 Issues 10-12 sees our team of heroes faces challenges they never could have predicted while Mpisi sets about establishing an anti-Super campaign…

Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition (Hardcover): Stan Lee, Dk Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition (Hardcover)
Stan Lee, Dk
R789 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R164 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is--now and forever--a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" --Stan Lee Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man, and villains like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favorites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. Including an introduction by Stan Lee, this unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.

Amazing Fantastic Incredible (Paperback): Stan Lee Amazing Fantastic Incredible (Paperback)
Stan Lee 1
R390 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R159 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-colour graphic memoir, Stan Lee - comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk and a legion of other Marvel superheroes - shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and brought to life - and into the mainstream - some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories - filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity - added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good v evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and, in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir - illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran - discover the true story behind the man, written with the same inimitable wit, energy and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

Nelson Mandela - The authorised comic book (Paperback): Mandela Foundation Nelson Mandela - The authorised comic book (Paperback)
Mandela Foundation
R215 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with the death penalty and eventually thrown into jail for twenty-seven years, but nothing could stop him from fighting to liberate his country from the evil of apartheid. A hero in the struggle against a terrible regime, he never gave up. Even when he was a prisoner, he worked secretly with his comrades to undermine the oppressive apartheid government. This is the exciting true story of a young herd boy who was to grow up to become a lawyer, a freedom fighter, South Africa’s first democratically elected president and the beloved grandfather of a nation. It is told here in words and pictures for the young and the young at heart: a story to read with enjoyment and remember with pride.

All Over Coffee (Hardcover, New): Paul Madonna All Over Coffee (Hardcover, New)
Paul Madonna
R570 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In February 2004, the San Francisco Chronicle began printing an enigmatic feature called "All Over Coffee." Almost immediately, letters of love and hate, confusion and praise poured in. Accustomed to the familiar formats of comic strips and cartoons, some readers struggled to understand a creation that seemed to live both within and beyond those boundaries. All Over Coffee blends the timing of comics with the depth of poetry. Artist and writer Paul Madonna has fused art, literature, and comics by pairing timeless cityscapes with philosophical musings and poignant stories in masterfully rendered ink-wash drawings that surpass the art of Ben Katchor in elegance and architectural detail. His work has been compared to "a meeting of the tone of Edward Gorey, the uniqueness of Chris Ware, and the artfulness of Raymond Pettibon." Quirky, whimsical, and often profound, All Over Coffee's stunning imagery and thoughtful writing combine to create a conceptual world, both dreamlike and familiar. This selection will delight anyone who has ever lived in or visited San Francisco-or dreamed of doing so-with its original, off-the-beaten-path view of the city and its inhabitants. Paul Madonna moved to San Francisco and began to self-publish comics after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University's fine arts program and an internship at MAD magazine. In 2002 he launched his incredibly popular website, www.paulmadonna.com, posting a new cartoon each week. In 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com picked up his strip "All Over Coffee," which continues to appear weekly.

Terra Australis (Paperback): Laurent-Frederic Bollee Terra Australis (Paperback)
Laurent-Frederic Bollee; Illustrated by Philippe Nicloux
R454 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R115 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Just over 225 years ago, one of the most incredible odysseys in human history took place. 1,500 men and women were crammed aboard 11 ships and transported to the other side of the planet. They were criminals, outcasts, renegades: the scum of England. Having travelled over 24,000km, across three oceans, they arrived at a country that did not yet exist. For some, it was a one-way trip to hell; for others, it proved an unexpected chance of a new life. Bollee and Nicloux's 500-page masterpiece is an accurate, perceptive and sympathetic account of the birth of Australia.

Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals - Draw Every Little Creature in the Cutest Style Ever! (Paperback): Angela Nguyen Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals - Draw Every Little Creature in the Cutest Style Ever! (Paperback)
Angela Nguyen 1
R221 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R38 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

RETURN TO PLANET CUTE!!! Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals teaches you how to draw almost 100 different creatures in an adorable manner. Don't believe seagulls and stingrays can be cute? Think again! You don't need any specialist tools or materials to start drawing cute stuff: all you need is a biro or marker pen, then you're ready to go! In her latest book, artist and illustrator Angela Nguyen starts by teaching you the essential techniques of kawaii through quick and easy exercises on the basic shapes, effects and style. From there, jump straight into drawing the myriad beasts - small and big - you can find inside the book, from household pets to the exotic animals in the seas and skies. The clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams are great for visual learners, and make following the instructions for your kawaii critters a breeze. As a brand new addition to this series, interactive pages have been included to encourage you to get drawing straight away, and practice alongside Angela's examples. A perfect book for beginners - add cute-appeal to your furry 'n' feathered companions in no time at all! Other title in the series is the incredibly popular Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff

Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition (Hardcover): Stan Lee, Dk Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition (Hardcover)
Stan Lee, Dk 1
R808 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R262 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" - Stan Lee. Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man and villains like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with the new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia, featuring an introduction by Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favourites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.

The Art Of Marvel Vol.2 (Hardcover): Alex Ross The Art Of Marvel Vol.2 (Hardcover)
Alex Ross
R451 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R109 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Book of Sarah (Hardcover): Sarah Lightman The Book of Sarah (Hardcover)
Sarah Lightman
R485 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R104 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Book of Sarah is missing from the bible, so artist Sarah Lightman sets out to make her own: questioning religion, family, motherhood and what it takes to be an artist in this quietly subversive visual autobiography from NW3. The Jerusalem Bible, Ellerdale Road, St Paul's Girls School and a baby monitor: books and streets, buildings and objects ll this bildungsroman set in Hampstead, North West London. Sarah Lightman has been drawing her life since she was a 22-year-old undergraduate at The Slade School of Art. The Book of Sarah traces her journey from modern Jewish orthodoxy to a feminist Judaism, as she searches between the complex layers of family and family history that she inherited and inhabited. While the act of drawing came easily, the letting go of past failures, attachments and expectations did not. It is these that form the focus of Sarah's astonishingly beautiful pages, as we bear witness to her making the world her own.

Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Food - Draw Adorable Animal Food Art in the Cutest Style Ever! (Paperback): Angela Nguyen Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Food - Draw Adorable Animal Food Art in the Cutest Style Ever! (Paperback)
Angela Nguyen 1
R212 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Hungry for a new drawing challenge? Well, get ready to enter planet cute! In her new collection, artist-author Angela Nguyen turns even the most mundane foods into living, breathing, adorable characters that you will want to draw yourself. As well as cute food-creature fusions such as blueberry kittens and sausage dog hotdogs, in Angela's captivating world, sleeping cats lounge atop sushi, curl inside donuts, or peek out from pizza crusts. Including beautifully clear and straightforward step-by-step instructions and minimal text, How to Draw Really Cute Food is great for both visual learners and those interested in learning the essential techniques of kawaii. With chapters on appetizers, entrees, desserts, snacks and drinks, these inventive designs are sure to delight and amuse.

The Art of Judge Dredd: Featuring 35 Years of Zarjaz Covers (Hardcover): Keith Richardson The Art of Judge Dredd: Featuring 35 Years of Zarjaz Covers (Hardcover)
Keith Richardson 1
R971 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R376 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For over 35 years, 2000 AD - 'The Galaxy's Greatest Comic' - has dominated the British comics' industry delivering stories and characters which have etched their way into the cultural psyche. This highly-collectable book celebrates 2000 AD and Judge Dredd's 35th anniversary with a compilation of the most stunning and innovative Judge Dredd related covers published throughout the decades and illustrated by some of the greatest talents in the industry. Displaying a wide range of styles and techniques, from intricate line art to modern computer-generated creations, each cover perfectly reflects the tone of the stories within the comic. Every featured cover is accompanied with comments from many of the artists included in the book, alongside other 2000 AD writers, editorial staff and those who have been inspired by the exploits of Mega-City One's greatest lawman.

DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardcover): Liz Marsham, Melanie Scott, Landry Walker, Stephen Wiacek, Dk DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardcover)
Liz Marsham, Melanie Scott, Landry Walker, Stephen Wiacek, Dk 1
R270 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R58 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Fast facts, illuminating info, and tantalizing trivia about the heroes and villains of the whole DC Comics Universe. The latest title in a bestselling series, DC Comics: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know has the lowdown on everyone's favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains, including Superman™, Batman™, Wonder Woman™, The Flash™, Green Lantern™, Aquaman™ and The Joker™. The infographic design of each illustrated, double-page feature gives readers a totally new slant on the DC Comics Universe and its super-powered heroes and villains, fantastic weapons, futuristic technology, strange planets, exotic places and alternate worlds. The punchy, accessible text, incorporates key data, fun facts, lists, quotes and amazing stats, spanning 80 years of DC Comics Super Hero thrills. Information is presented in exciting box styles and illustrated with DC Comics artwork.

Themed boxes capture the essence of characters or topics by pinpointing their most unforgettable aspects. Discover Superman's strangest powers and Batman's top death-defying escapes! Find out who wins when Wonder Woman and The Cheetah™ go head to head. Check out The Joker's best and worst days! Learn the greatest secrets of Aquaman's undersea kingdom Atlantis! Explore the darkest corners of Arkham Asylum and Apokolips! These and many more eye-popping revelations and strange, intriguing insights await readers of DC Comics: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know-a book that will inform, delight and enthral DC Comics fans of all ages.

TM & © DC Comics.

DC Comics Justice League The Ultimate Guide (Hardcover): Landry Walker DC Comics Justice League The Ultimate Guide (Hardcover)
Landry Walker 1
R461 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R147 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Enter the world of the Justice League™ and discover the heroes, villains, and adventures

This comprehensive guide celebrates the exciting world of the iconic Justice League Super Heroes, a roster that includes SUPERMAN™, BATMAN™, WONDER WOMAN™, GREEN LANTERN™, THE FLASH™, AQUAMAN™, and CYBORG™. A must-have for fans, this book showcases major in-world events in the Justice League's pulsating story, spanning nearly 60 years of comic book history, and is packed with info on the team's allies, enemies, bases, origins, and more. Includes artwork from the first Justice League comic book in March 1960 to the crucial Rebirth issues and beyond. The stunning design contains lots of in-world information, including in-depth profiles of characters, key comic book issues, and special features on the Justice League's greatest adventures.

The Art Of Marvel Vol.1 (Hardcover): Alex Ross The Art Of Marvel Vol.1 (Hardcover)
Alex Ross
R449 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R109 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Heath Robinson: How to Live in a Flat (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne Heath Robinson: How to Live in a Flat (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne 1
R233 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. The perfect antidote to the estate agent's property description, this book, with illustrations by Heath Robinson and a witty commentary by K.R.G. Browne, shows you how to prove there is room to swing a cat in your living-room and offers many inventive space-saving solutions, such as the `Combination Bath and Writing Desk for Business Men', the `Bed Dining-table' and the `Dresser-Piano'.

Golden Age of American Comics (Paperback): Nicky Wright Golden Age of American Comics (Paperback)
Nicky Wright
R490 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R145 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The world has never seen the like of the American comic book. In their heyday, the top 500 comics sold over 60 million copies a month between them, and are still avidly collected today. They attracted highly talented artists who could create characters and tell stories as memorable as those in any movie or popular novel. There were superheroes with bulging biceps and super heroines with bulging bosoms, funny men and funny animals, gangster and villains, war comics and sci-fi comics, and those that revelled in crime and horror, the supernatural and sex - eventually attracting the censorious eye of the social reformers. Taking us from the 1930s into the 1950s, Nicky Wright tells the fascinating story of the rise of this highly creative popular art form through to the decline that set in with the self-censorship imposed on publishers by Congress and the churches. Highly illustrated with a huge range of front covers, comic strips, and characters, the book also covers the personalities who wrote, drew and edited them to create a history that will enlighten newcomers and enthral collectors.

The Monster Book of Manga - Draw Like The Experts (Paperback): Estudio Joso The Monster Book of Manga - Draw Like The Experts (Paperback)
Estudio Joso
R484 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R128 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn to draw manga with this great value, monster-sized practical sourcebook of hundreds of step-by-step manga drawings. The popularity of manga comics and graphic novels continues to grow in the UK, inspiring considerable interest in learning how to draw in this exciting style. The Monster Book of Manga is divided into sections focusing on the most popular manga figures and themes - girls, boys, monsters, samurai, fantasy and science fiction. Each figure is broken down into six stages, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the reader from an initial black and white sketch to the final colour artwork. Throughout there are many practical suggestions, hints and tips. In addition, there are useful sections on anatomy, lighting and the digital studio.

Manga (Paperback): Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Matsuba Ryoko Manga (Paperback)
Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Matsuba Ryoko
R791 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R246 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling. Its roots are international, but the form as we know it today developed in Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has recently achieved global reach. Originally confined to comics, prints and graphic novels, manga has expanded to influence animation, fashion, gaming, street art and new media. It is a multi-billion pound industry, popular with people of all ages in Japan and increasingly all over the world, encompassing hundreds of genres, from sports, love, horror and ageing to global threats and sexual identity. There is a manga for everyone. For manga fans, this book celebrates the excitement of manga's cross-cultural appeal and its long history of breaking barriers. For those new to manga, it offers the chance to become literate in what is fast becoming a universal visual grammar of our globalized age. Arranged into six thematic chapters, with essays by leading scholars, this volume showcases the work of Japan's most influential manga-ka (manga creators) past and present, with printed manga extracts, original drawings, manga magazines, theatre, film, digital technologies and exclusive interviews with artists, editors and publishers. The first chapter focuses on understanding how manga is read, drawn and produced. The second explores its power of storytelling, and presentation of reality; the third, the power of manga to depict many different worlds, both seen and unseen. The fourth shifts the attention from the art form to its role in society, including fan groups, grassroots manga, Comiket events and the importance of cosplay. The penultimate chapter discusses the roots of modern manga in the work of 19th-century artists such as Hokusai and Kyosai, while the final chapter examines manga's expansion into the avant-garde, its crossover into other media and its growing international reach and influence. Published in conjunction with a landmark, cutting-edge exhibition at the British Museum, this is manga as Western audiences have never before seen it: diverse yet universally familiar, traditional yet intensely modern, rooted in the 2D printed page but effortlessly leaping out of it.

The Complete MAUS (Paperback): Art Spiegelman The Complete MAUS (Paperback)
Art Spiegelman 1
R365 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R79 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their parents. A contemporary classic of immeasurable significance. 

Marvel Powers of a Girl - 65 Marvel Women Who Changed the Universe (Hardcover): Lorraine Cink Marvel Powers of a Girl - 65 Marvel Women Who Changed the Universe (Hardcover)
Lorraine Cink; Illustrated by Alice X Zhang 1
R327 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R89 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the Marvel Universe. Where the personalities, powers, and straight-up legends of countless heroic women have captured readers for generations.

This unique book is the perfect start-or addition-to any Marvel fan's collection! Using her in-depth knowledge and passion for Super Heroes, Lorraine Cink explores the lives of the exceptional and diverse women of the Marvel Universe. Filled with inspirational lessons and clever observations, each section digs into what these relatable women can teach us all about growth, bravery, and the true meaning of strength. Paired with over one hundred original, vibrant, and emotive illustrations from the talented Alice X. Zhang, this book balances the responsibility and the fun that comes with being a hero.

© 2019 MARVEL

Best Friends Forever (Paperback): Christopher Hart Best Friends Forever (Paperback)
Christopher Hart 1
R208 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R78 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Focusing on the dramatic character friendships (and sometimes rivalries) that are central to any manga narrative, Best Friends Forever teaches readers how to draw characters at slumber parties, school, and parties together, as well as combining character types that complement each other. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Manga Classics (Paperback): William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream - Manga Classics (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Adapted by Crystal S Chan; Illustrated by Poe Tse
R332 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Marvel Black Panther: The Ultimate Guide (Hardcover): Stephen Wiacek Marvel Black Panther: The Ultimate Guide (Hardcover)
Stephen Wiacek 1
R385 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R85 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Find out everything you need to know about the heroic King of Wakanda, Black Panther.

DK's Marvel Black Panther: The Ultimate Guide explores the fascinating world of the warrior, monarch, scientist and superhero known as Black Panther. This comprehensive book showcases stunning Black Panther comic artwork and examines iconic characters, from T'Challa and Storm to Ulysses Klaw, as well as key issues and story lines. Packed with information on allies, enemies, locations and much more, this book is a must-have for fans of Black Panther comics, Marvel Comics and movies and the Avengers.

Experiencing Comics - An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics (Paperback): Rachelle Cruz Experiencing Comics - An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics (Paperback)
Rachelle Cruz
R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics shows students how to critically examine the craft and storytelling elements found inside a graphic novel or comic and spotlights groundbreaking work by comics creators and scholars from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds. This accessible, introductory guide to comics is divided into four chapters. Chapter one discusses how a comic is made and introduces students to the unique form and structure of comics, demonstrating how panels, splash pages, and word balloons are used to tell a story. Chapter two encourages students to apply literary theory and social politics to the world of comics to encourage discussions of comics within a larger cultural context. Chapter three explores the history of comics and introduces students to significant movements and moments in comics history in the United States. The final chapter provides students with comic-making activities so they can practice the craft and storytelling elements discussed throughout the book. Students will gain first-hand insight from comics professionals and practitioners through interviews with creators, artists, writers, anthology editors, scholars, and comics enthusiasts such as: John Jennings, Gene Luen Yang, Ramzi Fawaz, Lucy Knisley, Kazu Kibuishi, Ronald Wimberly, Sonny Liew, Nilah Magruder, Belle Yang, Andi Santagata, Keith Chow, Yumi Sakugawa, Ryan North, Taneka Stotts, Fred Van Lente, Jeff Yang, MariNaomi, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, Keith Sicat, Alexander Rothman, Glynnes Pruett, Danica Novgorodoff, Mildred Louis, Jenny Lin, Betsy Gomez, Sophie Goldstein, Ashanti Fortson, Leela Corman, Jeffrey A. Brown, Rina Ayuyang, and more. Experiencing Comics is an excellent resource for courses in creative writing or comparative literature that focus specifically on graphic novels and comics. It can also be used in gender studies, ethnic studies, and sexuality courses. An Emerging Voices Fellow, Kundiman Fellow, and VONA writer, Rachelle Cruz earned her M.F.A. in creative writing and the performing arts from University of California, Riverside, and her B.A. in liberal arts/liberal studies from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a lecturer at University of California, Riverside, and an adjunct faculty member at Orange Coast College, where she teaches courses in comics, poetry, English, and creative writing. Her latest book, God's Will for Monsters, won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize.

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