Tag Archive | Graphic Novel

The Great War An Illustrated Panorama by Joe Sacco – A Review

Joe Sacco The Great War-July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme An Illustrated Panorama With an essay by Adam Hochschild Norton, 2013, 24 foot accordion fold out Joe Sacco’s The Great Way-July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme is a 24 foot long drawing of […]

Metro: A Story of Cairo by Magdy El Shafee – A Review of a Censored Graphic Novel from Egypt

Metro: A Story of Cairo Magdy El Shafee Metropolitan Books, 2012, pg 95 Magdy El Shafee’s Metro: A Story of Cairo is the much anticipated publication in English of the Egyptian author’s banned work. When published in 2008 it was banned for “offending public morals” and remains banned despite the change in government. The offending […]

Words Without Borders 2012 Graphic Novel Edition Out Now

The new Words Without Borders graphic novel edition is out now. by Mazen Kerbaj Letter to the Mother Because of you I fancied killing a hundred times. Translated by Mazen Kerbaj and Ahmad Gharbieh by Nawel Louerrad Demonsterate I’ve been wearing this tutu since I was a kid. Translated by Canan Marasligil by Héctor G. […]

Frans Masereel – The City, The Idea, The Sun, Story Without Words – A Review

The City: A Vision in Woodcuts (Dover Books on Art, Art History) Dover, 112pg The Sun, The Idea & Story Without Words: Three Graphic Novels Dover, 224pg Frans Masereel was an early proponent of the graphic novel and the sub genre the wordless novel. Most of his famous wordless novels which use the wood cut […]

Lanza En Astillero (Don Quixote as Graphic Novel) – a Review

Lanza en astillero: El Caballero Don Quijote Y Otras Sus Tristes Figuras (Spanish Edition) I bought this when I was in Spain in 2005 when it was also the 4ooth anniversary of  Don Quixote. I remember spending an hour perhaps in Madrid or Toledo looking at an exhibit of Don Quixote editions. There must have […]

Graphic Novel About Writing Comics in Franco’s Spain

Paco Roca, the winner of the National Prize for Comics (Premio Nacional de Cómic, 2008), has published a new book about publishing comics during the height of the Franco regime in the 1950s. The review in El Pais likes the book quite a bit. The book is based on a true story and detailed research and sounds […]

The Dylan Dog Case Files – A Review

The Dylan Dog Case Files Bonelli Comics, 2009, 680 pg The Dylan Dog Case Files are the most ridiculous and ludicrous comics I’ve read in ages. In some ways, because they are so silly, it was refreshing to read a comic that doesn’t take it self so seriously like those countless super hero comics that […]