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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Understanding Comics
The Invisible Art
Paperback      ISBN: 006097625x

You must read this book. --Neil Gaiman

The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication.

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form.

--Will Eisner
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale
My Father Bleeds History
Paperback      ISBN: 0394747232
The first installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker).

A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written--Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Making of a Tradition
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060198516

Charles M. Schulz's A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition is a lushly illustrated tribute to the beloved television classic that takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Peanuts holiday special that has aired each year since December 1965.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition includes the script of the Emmy Award-winning A Charlie Brown Christmas, more than two hundred full-color pieces of original animation art, Vince Guaraldi's original score and publication notes for the songs "Christmas Time Is Here" and "Linus and Lucy," and a look at the making of the feature from producer Lee Mendelson and original animator, the late Bill Melendez.

No holiday season is complete without Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang giving a forgotten tree a little love, reciting the Christmas story, and singing "Silent Night."

Fans of Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts gang, and A Charlie Brown Christmas will treasure this beautiful keepsake volume for years to come.

Garfield Rounds Out
Garfield Rounds Out
Paperback      ISBN: 0345353889

On a diet or swallowing a lasagna whole, he's still the same lovable Garfield. Getting in over his scruffy neck and sassing his way back out again, this is one scrappy cat who knows how to have fun.

Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman
The Killing Joke
Paperback      ISBN: 0930289455
Blade of the Immortal: Dark Shadows
Blade of the Immortal
Dark Shadows
Paperback      ISBN: 156971469x

MANGA ACTION ADVENTURE WITH THE IMMORTAL SAMURAI MANJI, WHO WILL NOT HAVE HIS CURSE OF ETERNAL LIFE LIFTED UNTIL HE HAS KILLED 1000 EVIL MEN. WORKING AS A BODYGUARD FOR THE YOUNG GIRL RIN, MANJI MUST FIGHT THE RENEGADE ITTO-RYU SWORD SCHOOL TO AVENGE THE DEATH OF RIN'S FATHER. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL HAS WON JAPAN'S 1998 MEDIA ARTS AWARD AND THE USA'S WILL EISNER AWARD.

100 Bullets 1: First Shot, Last Call
100 Bullets 1
First Shot, Last Call
Paperback      ISBN: 1563896451

Originally published in single magazine form as 100 Bullets, 1-5, Vertigo: winter's edge 3--T.P. verso.

Batman No Man's Land 2: No Man's Land
Batman No Man's Land 2
No Man's Land
Paperback      ISBN: 1563895994

Featuring No law and a new order and Fear of faith..

Preacher: Gone to Texas
Preacher
Gone to Texas
Paperback      ISBN: 1563892618
The 4th Garfield Treasury
The 4th Garfield Treasury
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345347269

Enjoy Garfield in beautiful, colorful splendor in this fourth treasury of his Sunday comic antics. He eats, he teases, he sleeps. It's the life of Garfield, and you won't want to be without it.