Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sarjakuvaromaani : ja kuinka se voi muuttaa elämäsi / Graphic Novels: Stories to Change your Life by Paul Gravett

An introduction to graphic novels. Contains very interesting analysis of several important works. About thirty different stories are introduced more thoroughly, overview is given for over a hundred. Seems that emphasis is given more to quantity of separate comics than to quality and the length of the introductions. A bit more detailed analysis of the more important series would have very interesting. The are some very surprising omissions, however. Elfquest by Wendy Pini and Valerian by Christin and Mézières are among omitted series which should have merited at least a mention as there are some series which arguable have a lot less influence and are much worse in both art and script. But of course, lines must be drawn somewhere, and they are matters of taste.

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