10.12.2008

Different Types of Graphic Narratives

In prepping for the seminars I'm teaching this week and next, I put together a short list of different types of graphic narratives. Thought I'd post it here too. I'm kind of amazed at how broadly graphic narratives are productive. My fave categories: comic journalism and DIY.

Background
bayeux tapestry
Guaman Poma
New York World
Boondocks
The Far Side

Classic Comics
Batman
Wonder Woman

Graphic Novels
Chris Ware
Watchmen
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
V for Vendetta

Memoir and Family Histories
American Born Chinese
Maus I, II, III
Citizen 13660
Persepolis 1 and 2
We Are on Our Own

Manga
Home Sweet Home
Inuyasha
Ranma 1.5

History
Berlin: City of Stones
Just the Facts
From Hell

Travel Journals
Carnet de Voyage
Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China

Making Graphic Narratives
Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel
The DC Comics Guides
Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative

Criticism and Theory
Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know
Scott McCloud

Graphic Biography
Graphic Biographies (Saddleback Publishing)
Che: Graphic Biography
Hoover: Graphic Biography
Malcolm X: Graphic Biography
Ronald Reagan: Graphic Biography

Do It Yourself (DIY)
Howtoons.com

Coming-of-Age Narratives
Blankets
Fun Home
Potential
Stuck in the Middle
Stuck Rubber Baby

Comic Journalism
Joe Sacco
War in the Neighborhood

Classic Literature (in comic form)
ClassicalComics.com
GraphicShakespeare.com

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