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Stephen Weiner, edited by Daniel J. Fingerot

The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its 3rd updated edition! Expert Librarian Stephen Weiner (Rise of the Graphic Novel, The Hellboy Companion, The Will Eisner Companion), with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners, has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked. Edited by Daniel J. Fingeroth, a writer (Spider-Man) and also an expert on comics (How to Create Comics from Script to Print, The Stan Lee Universe).
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Stephen Weiner
Introduction by Neil Gaiman
Edited by Keith De Candido
This concise guide to the best of what is out there and available now is updated considerably with half of the listings all new and a significant representation of the best in manga. There is so much being published in this exploding field, let this guide show you what is worth concentrating on and having in your library. Weiner ("The Rise of the Graphic Novel") is the director of a library in Massachusetts and renowned pioneering expert in the field of graphic novels for two decades.
In two editions: hardcover and paperback.
"A handy guide. Recommended." -Andrew Smith, Knight-Ridder papers
6x9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover: $15.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-443-9

Trade paperback: $9.95, ISBN 1-56163-444-1, Sold Out



Library Supplement

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Foreword by Neil Gaiman
Comics & Collection Development
Purchasing, Reviewing, & Selecting
Protecting the Collection & Circulating Graphic Novels
Outreach Using Graphic Novels

The team that brought you The 101 Best Graphic Novels

Writer Stephen Weiner has a long history of bringing Graphic Novels and Libraries together. In 1992, he initiated the "Graphically Speaking" column in Voice of Youth Advocates, which continues to this day. In 1996, he published 100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, the only book to address public library graphic novel collection development issues. Since 1997, he has reviewed graphic novels for "Library Journal". He is a frequent speaker at library and academic conferences about graphic novels. He is director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, Massachusetts.

As far back as 1990, editor Keith R.A. DeCandido saw the connection between Graphic Novels and Libraries. In 1990, he published the article "Picture This: Graphic Novels in Libraries", the first article about graphic novels ever appearing in "Library Journal". In the mid 1990s, DeCandido edited a line of very successful novels featuring comic book characters.

NBM Publishing Inc. has a long standing commitment to bringing graphic novels to the attention of librarians....

6x9, 80pp., hardcover plus 16 page library supplement booklet.: $16.95, ISBN 1-56163-285-6

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