This page is simply an ongoing list of works, both in print and online, and both of comics and about comics, that I've read and found worth discussing here. You won't find information on books I've mentioned in passing or as part of a NextReads newsletter, as that would quickly become unfeasible to maintain. In the event that this blog finds its way into the hands of a Library Science student, I'm writing the citations in APA. Sorry, English majors!
Comics reviewed and discussed:
Bertozzi, Nick. (2007). The salon. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press.
Hergé. (1974). The adventures of Tintin: The secret of the Unicorn. Boston, Mass: Little Brown & Co.
Jason. (2005). The left bank gang. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books.
Miller, Frank and Mazzucchelli, David. (2005). Batman: Year one. New York, NY: DC Comics.
Spiegelman, Art. (2008). Breakdowns: Portrait of the artist as a young %@[squiggle][star]!. New York: Pantheon.
Writing about comics:
Groensteen, Thierry. (2009). The impossible definition. in J. Heer and K. Worcester (Ed.), A comics studies reader (pp. 124-131). Jackson, Miss: University Press of Mississippi.
Harvey, R.C. (2009). How comics came to be. In J. Heer and K. Worcester (Ed.), A comics studies reader (pp. 25-45). Jackson, Miss: University Press of Mississippi.
Horrocks, Dylan. (2001). Inventing comics: Scott McCloud's definition of comics. The Comics Journal, 234. doi: http://www.hicksville.co.nz/Inventing%20Comics.htm
McCloud, Scott. (1993). Understanding comics. New York, NY: Harper Perennial
Wolk, Douglas. (2007). Reading comics: how graphic novels work and what they mean. Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Press.