Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know

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Once stereotyped as the preserve of improbably dressed superhumans with world-saving tendencies, in recent years graphic novels have become one of today's most exciting art forms, taking on the world we live in and reflecting it back to us in a thousand different ways. All of human experience is here, from teenage girlfriends alienated in suburbia to a desperate housewife's search for passion, brought to life with insight, imagination and page-turning narrative. This is the perfect companion to the world of graphic novels, whether you're a novice uncertain where to start or an enthusiast eager to discover more. In a series of interlinked chapters, Paul Gravett introduces the masterpieces of the medium and helps readers explore its treasures, from the rich, mysterious textures of Neil Gaiman's Sandman to Marjane Satrapi's vivid memories of her Iranian childhood in Persepolis. Author of the bestselling Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics, Paul Gravett has worked in comics publishing and promotion for over twenty years as a writer, curator, lecturer and broadcaster. He also writes for newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Time Out, Blueprint, Neo, The Comics Journal, Comics International, Comic Art and Dazed & Confused.

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