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
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.
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.