Graphic Novels Kindle eBooks

Graphic Novels Kindle eBooks

Graphic Novels Kindle eBooks

A Graphic Novel is a book made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work. It is, at least in the United States, typically distinct from the term “comic book“, which is generally used for comics periodicals and trade paperbacks (see American comic book). Fan historian Richard Kyle coined the term “graphic novel” in an essay in the November 1964 issue of the comics fanzine Capa-Alpha. The term gained popularity in the comics community after the publication of Will Eisner‘s A Contract with God (1978) and the start of Marvel’s Graphic Novel line (1982) and became familiar to the public in the late 1980s after the commercial successes of the first volume of Art Spiegelman’s Maus in 1986, the collected editions of Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns in 1986 and Alan Moore and Dave GibbonsWatchmen in 1987. The Book Industry Study Group began using “graphic novel” as a category in book stores in 2001.

The term is not strictly defined, though Merriam-Webster‘s dictionary definition is “a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book“, while its simplest definition is given as “cartoon drawings that tell a story and are published as a book“. Collections of comic books that do not form a continuous story, anthologies or collections of loosely related pieces, and even non-fiction are stocked by libraries and bookstores as “graphic novels” (similar to the manner in which dramatic stories are included in “comic” books). The term is also sometimes used to distinguish between works created as standalone stories, in contrast to collections or compilations of a story arc from a comic book series published in book form. In continental Europe, both original book-length stories such as Una ballata del Mare Salato (1967) by Hugo Pratt or La rivolta dei racchi (1967) by Guido Buzzelli, and collections of comics have been commonly published in hardcover volumes, often called “albums“, since the end of the 19th century (including such later Franco-Belgian comics series as The Adventures of Tintin in the 1930s).


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