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A Concise Dictionary of Comics

A Concise Dictionary of Comics

By Nancy Pedri
Illustrated by Chuck Howitt
Hardcover : 9781496838049, 168 pages, 25 b&w illustrations, March 2022
Paperback : 9781496838056, 168 pages, 25 b&w illustrations, March 2022
Expected to ship: 2022-03-15
Expected to ship: 2022-03-15

A superb compendium of definitions for over one thousand terms related to comics studies, collecting, and publishing

Description

Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, A Concise Dictionary of Comics guides students, researchers, readers, and educators of all ages and at all levels of comics expertise. It provides them with a dictionary that doubles as a compendium of comics scholarship.

A Concise Dictionary of Comics provides clear and informative definitions for each term. It includes twenty-five witty illustrations, and pairs most defined terms with references to books, articles, book chapters, and other relevant critical sources. All references are dated and listed in an extensive, up-to-date bibliography of comics scholarship. Each term is also categorized according to type in an index of thematic groupings. This organization serves as a pedagogical aid for teachers and students learning about a specific facet of comics studies and as a research tool for scholars who are unfamiliar with a particular term but know what category it falls into. These features make A Concise Dictionary of Comics especially useful for critics, students, teachers, and researchers, and a vital reference to anyone else who wants to learn more about comics.

Reviews

"Nancy Pedri’s wonderful A Concise Dictionary of Comics provides useful references in a variety of texts for key concepts in comics studies that allows for ready comparison. "

- Ian Gordon, coeditor of The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life