The 101 Best Graphic Novels

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An ultimate guide to the best of what's out there and available now. It includes introduction by Neil Gaiman, and is edited by Keith DeCandido. This concise guide to the best that's out there and available now is updated considerably with half of the listings all new and a significant representation of the best in manga.
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About the author

Steve Weiner was born in Wisconsin, studies writing at the University of California and went on to study film animation. His first novel was published in eight countries to wide acclaim and shortlisted for Canada's prestigious Giller Prize. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Publisher
NBM
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Published on
Dec 31, 2005
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Pages
60
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ISBN
9781561634439
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Popular Culture
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels
Reference / Bibliographies & Indexes
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The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form.

Will Eisner was present at the dawn of comics. In the 1940s, he pushed the boundaries of the medium with his acclaimed weekly comic strip The Spirit, and with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978, he created a new medium altogether: the graphic novel. It was unlike anything seen before, heralding an era when serious cartoonists were liberated from the limiting confines of the comic strip. Eisner’s work was a shining example of what comics could be: as inventive, moving, and complex as any literary art form.

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This centennial edition showcases Eisner’s singular visual style in new high-resolution scans of his original art, complete with an introduction by Scott McCloud and an illuminating history of Eisner’s seminal work. Now readers can experience the legendary book that launched a unique art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphic storytelling.

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