Faster than a speeding bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel


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NBM Review Round-Up!

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel This book should be in the library of every comic book fan. It provides an excellent history, hitting the high (and view-changing) points. This…



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NBM Review Round-Up!

Here we are, back again, with some recent reviews of various NBM titles. Faster Than A Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel “A a perfect book for anyone trying to wrap her or…


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NBM Review Round-Up!

It’s not too late to get some of our fantastic books to give away as holiday gifts (or buy one or two for yourself, you deserve it!). Here’s what the critics are saying about some…


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How Graphic Novel got into Libraries

As the graphic novel form took off in the 1990s, one of the first places it landed was public libraries. The respectability of MAUS as well as the initial buzz generated by the publicity generated…


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Elfquest & The Graphic Novel

The first graphic novel to explode out of the comic book marketplace & into bookstores was Elfquest by Wendy & Richard Pini. In many ways it was the model for some of the break out…


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Camelot 3000 & the Graphic Novel

Camelot 3000 and the Graphic Novel Pioneering cartoonists creating the first graphic novels followed a bumpy road. Although the concept was out there in the late 1970s & early 1980s, the acceptance of the new…


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The Independents & the Graphic Novel

In the 1980s comics began to recognize that a long form comic’s story had potential, based in part on Eisner’s Contract with God & Jules Feiffer’s Tantrum. Various names for this longer comics story form…


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Trade Publishers and early Graphic Novel attempts

As far back as the 1940s, trade publishers experienced success publishing graphic novel like books, collections of newspaper comics, and early book length comic stories by recognized children’s book author-illustrators Crockett Johnson and Don Freeman….