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What is Graphic about Graphic Novels?

What is Graphic about Graphic Novels? W h a t i s G r a p h i c a b o u t G r a p h i c N o v e l s ? J o h a n n a D r u c k e r s the re a difference between a graphic novel and som e o f the appa rently close cognates to the fo rm such as illustrate d books, com ics, 'zines, artists' books, and liv re s d'artistes? Do precedents fo r graphic novels exist avant la lettre or are th e y a ph en om en on pro­ duced u n iq u e ly in co n te m p o ra ry culture? If so, w h a t disting uish es them w ith in a fie ld o f oth er p ro du ctions w h ere te x t and im age relations w o rk to produce m eaning? In graphic novels, the dual fo rm a lis m s o f lite rary and graphic expression articulate narrative in an inte­ grated system th a t is extensive and im m e rs http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

What is Graphic about Graphic Novels?

English Language Notes , Volume 46 (2) – Sep 1, 2008

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Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-46.2.39
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Abstract

W h a t i s G r a p h i c a b o u t G r a p h i c N o v e l s ? J o h a n n a D r u c k e r s the re a difference between a graphic novel and som e o f the appa rently close cognates to the fo rm such as illustrate d books, com ics, 'zines, artists' books, and liv re s d'artistes? Do precedents fo r graphic novels exist avant la lettre or are th e y a ph en om en on pro­ duced u n iq u e ly in co n te m p o ra ry culture? If so, w h a t disting uish es them w ith in a fie ld o f oth er p ro du ctions w h ere te x t and im age relations w o rk to produce m eaning? In graphic novels, the dual fo rm a lis m s o f lite rary and graphic expression articulate narrative in an inte­ grated system th a t is extensive and im m e rs

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2008

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