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This book began as an expansion of my essay, "H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West," in The Weird Tale, but very quickly became something quite different, to the degree that the two works have little save the title in common. I have always been interested in Lovecraft the philosopher, and in my Starmont Reader's Guide to Lovecraft (1982) I attempted a very compressed... [click here for more]
Toys--those celebrated childhood cohorts and lead actors in children's imaginative play--have a fantastic history of heroism in fiction. From teddy bears that guard sleeping babies to plastic soldiers and cowboys who lay siege to wooden block castles, toys are often the heroes of the stories children inspire authors to tell.
In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of disciplines... [click here for more]
Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books unveils the basics in comics writing from Steven Philip Jones, a professional comic book writer and instructor. Comics Writing shows you the step-by-step process of creating a comics script and how it is turned into a finished comics page. With the help of examples and comic book illustrations, this book will introduce you to: the different... [click here for more]
Sometimes things that happen in real life are just too funny NOT to put into a comic book collection. This is a collection of possibly but maybe not based on truth little comics from my brief days as an archaeology student. ... [click here for more]
A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed., carries the story of the Kanter family's series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century.
This book features additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A.... [click here for more]
Although the idea that graphic narratives represent an important literary form is still debated in academic circles, in recent years comics scholarship has emerged into wider contexts.
This collection of new essays considers various literary approaches to graphic narrative and sequential art. The authors examine the politics of comic form and narrative, the ways in which graphic narrative and sequential... [click here for more]
A rarely done quick sketch commentary by Katrina "Death" Joyner of the Writers of the Apocalypse regarding random events in her life. They're sloppily drawn, they're funny, and they're (exaggerated) true stories. Maybe you can relate. NOTICE: This book is best read on larger ereaders with larger screens such as the Nook Color or Kindle Fire ... [click here for more]
Unlike traditional animation techniques that use specialized 3D animation software, machinima--a term derived from the words "machine" and "cinema"--records the action in real-time interactive 3D environments, such as those found in video games, to create a cinematic production.
No longer solely the province of hard-core gamers, machinima has become central to the convergence... [click here for more]
Eco-tourist Jonah Brooks stumbles into a nightmare as he's snared in an East African quarantine zone. Black Nile hemorrhagic virus rampages through the rain forest like a feral beast.
It burns through the human population with a terrifying kill rate; and everyone in the medical group sent to study it lies dead in their camp.
It's not quite the tour package that Jonah signed up for.
The... [click here for more]