Collection : Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels, Leuven University Press

The series Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels presents state-of-the-art contributions on comics and graphic novels. All volumes will be published in English, but the comics and graphic novels under investigation will be of any European language and from any European culture. Like graphic novels and comics, Europe itself is hard to define, and the approach for the series will be open and not overly prescriptive.

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French Cartoon Art in the 1960s and 1970s
"Pilote hebdomadaire" and the Teenager "Bande Dessinée"
Wendy Michallat
The French comic magazine Pilote hebdomadaire arrived in a weakening comics market in 1959 largely dominated by syndicated translations of American comics and comics inspired by a Catholic ethos. It tailored its content and tone to an older adolescent...



What Happens When Nothing Happens
Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics
Greice Schneider
Contemporary graphic novels show an interesting shift from the extraordinary to the ordinary in slice-of-life stories in which nothing happens. This volume brings together close readings of work by Lewis Trondheim, Chris Ware, and Adrian Tomine.



Transforming Anthony Trollope
Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image
This volume is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays in the fields of nineteenth-century history, adaptation, word/image and Victorianism.



Remembered Reading
Memory, Comics and Post-War Constructions of British Girlhood
Mel Gibson
Girls' comics were a major genre from the 1950s onward in Britain and the most popular titles sold between 800,000 and a million copies a week. Remembered Reading is a readers’ history that explores the genre, and memories of those comics, looking at how and why this rich history has been forgotten.



Sfar So Far
Identity, History, Fantasy, and Mimesis in Joann Sfar's Graphic Novels
Fabrice Leroy
The first monograph in any language devoted to the graphic novels of Joann Sfar, an artist whose abundant and innovative work has profoundly marked the contemporary French comics scene.



The French Comics Theory Reader
A vital collection of key theoretical texts on comics, spanning a period from the 1960s to the 2010s, written in French and never before translated into English.



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