On the Graphic Novel HC (2015 UPoM) comic books
1st printing. By Santiago García and Bruce Campbell. For the first time in English, an essential history of the narrative art form's global rise. A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis. With such examples from around the world as Spain, France, Germany, and Japan, García illustrates how the graphic novel represents a new model for graphic narrative production that empowers authors and challenges longstanding social prejudices against comics. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 376 pages, Text (with B&W Photos and illustrations). Cover price $60.00.