Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics

Second Edition
Give your students and researchers the latest information about the expanding world of
Graphic Novels with the new edition of
C ritical Survey of Graphic Novels:
Independent & Underground Classics
A "first" in the field, the Critical Survey of Graphic Novels series focuses on all aspects of the graphic novels genre, aiming to establish it as an important academic discipline and research topic in libraries. Designed for academic institutions, high schools, and public libraries, the series provides unique insight into the stories and themes expressed in both the historic and current landscape of the graphic novel medium.
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels:
Independent & Underground Classics, 2nd Edition
"With a focus on independent and underground publications now considered influential classics, this 3-volume reference offers readers a thorough and stimulating introduction to the genre." - Research Book News
This new edition of Independents & Underground Classics offers over 215 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series, focusing on the independents and underground genre that form today's canon for academic coursework and library collections. While there is very little "underground" aspect of this genre, this independent collection has seen remarkable growth since the previous edition. New titles added include:

  • Boxers & Saints, Gene Yang
  • Day Tripper, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris
  • This One Summer, Marika Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Marbles, Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me, Ellen Forney
  • Paying for It, Chester Brown
  • The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui
  • Young Frances, Hartley Lin
May 2019
ISBN: 978-1-68217-913-0
Price: $395
The essays in Independents & Underground Classics appear alphabetically and are approximately 3 to 4 pages in length. Each essay is begins with full ready-reference top matter that includes the primary author or authors, illustrators, and serial and book publication. This is followed by the main text, which is divided by Publication History, Plot, Volumes, Characters, Artistic Style, Themes, and Impact. With it's clear and concise formatting, this title is perfect for students, along with graphic novel fans of any age.
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