Unflattening Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings


  • Author : Nick Sousanis
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-30
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674425644

Unflattening Excerpt :

The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

Unflattening Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings


  • Author : Nick Sousanis
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-30
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674744431

Unflattening Excerpt :

The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

Teaching Artfully Book

Teaching Artfully

  • Author : Meghan Parker
  • Publisher : Clover Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1951038207

Teaching Artfully Excerpt :

"I can't imagine a better catalyst for creativity! Iwould recommend this to anyone!" - Emil Ferris, Author of My Favorite Thingis Monsters, multiple Eisner AwardWinner "A bursting pinata of worthy questionsand colorful inventions; a gift to the creative and a delight to read!" - ScottMcCloud, author of UnderstandingComics "Parker brilliantly uses comics asthe medium for this self-reflexive examination of how art works and why arteducation matters!" - Prof. Carol Tilley, Ph.D. Comic historian, libraryeducator, former high school teacher, and past president of the Comics StudiesSociety "An incredibly refreshing look at aschool subject we need now more than ever!" - Chris Mostyn, High school artteacher, winner of the "Excellence in PK-12 Art Educational Award by the UnitedStates Society for Education Through Art A groundbreakingsensation: a Master's thesis done in comics form! Now Teaching Artfully, is acompelling graphic novel! If you loved Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud orUnflattening by Nick Sousanis you will fall in love with this revolutionary anddelightful book. In fact Sousanis provides a fascinating introduction! Teaching Artfully draws the reader in as it presents the growth andexplorations of an early-career art teacher, the author Meghan Parker. Parkercomes to understand both her teaching and art-making practices through makinginsightful comics. The reader, too will find themselves illuminated and inspiredand entertained! Teaching Artfully looks at daily teaching practices, visualliteracy, the teacher's experience, relationships, and engagement with lifeinside and outside of schools. It uses a unique visual form to emphasize theimportance of learning to understand and communicate using images. Firstcreated as a Masters thesis in the Faculty of Education at Simon FraserUniversity, Teaching Artfully playfully and earnestly encourages us to see thearts as a way to connect with one another and find our common humanity. Creative people, educators and the g

Neurocomic Book


  • Author : Matteo Farinella
  • Publisher : Nobrow
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1907704701

Neurocomic Excerpt :

A genre splicing collaboration between a neuroscientist and a comic artist about the way our brains work.

Qualitative Studies of Silence Book

Qualitative Studies of Silence

  • Author : Amy Jo Murray
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108421379

Qualitative Studies of Silence Excerpt :

A qualitative analysis of societal silences, demonstrating how the unsaid directs social action and shapes individual and collective lives.

Footnotes in Gaza Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Footnotes in Gaza

  • Author : JOE. SACCO
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 1787332012

Footnotes in Gaza Excerpt :

Rafah, a town at the southernmost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. Raw concrete buildings front rubbish-strewn alleys. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. Situated on the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been reduced to rubble. Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this most bitter of conflicts. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinian refugees dead, shot by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah - coldblooded massacre or dreadful mistake - reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco arrives in Gaza and, immersing himself in daily life, uncovers Rafah, past and present. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, alive with the voices of fugitives and schoolchildren, widows and sheikhs, Footnotes in Gaza captures the essence of a tragedy. As in Palestine and Safe Area Goražde, Joe Sacco's unique visual journalism has rendered a contested landscape in brilliant, meticulous detail. Footnotes in Gaza, his most ambitious work to date, transforms a critical conflict of our age into intimate and immediate experience.

Prime Suspects Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Prime Suspects

  • Author : Andrew Granville
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691188737

Prime Suspects Excerpt :

An outrageous graphic novel that investigates key concepts in mathematics Integers and permutations—two of the most basic mathematical objects—are born of different fields and analyzed with separate techniques. Yet when the Mathematical Sciences Investigation team of crack forensic mathematicians, led by Professor Gauss, begins its autopsies of the victims of two seemingly unrelated homicides, Arnie Integer and Daisy Permutation, they discover the most extraordinary similarities between the structures of each body. Prime Suspects is a graphic novel that takes you on a voyage of forensic discovery, exploring some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics. Travel with Detective von Neumann as he leaves no clue unturned, from shepherds’ huts in the Pyrenees to secret societies in the cafés of Paris, from the hidden codes in the music of the stones to the grisly discoveries in Finite Fields. Tremble at the ferocity of the believers in deep and rigid abstraction. Feel the frustration—and the excitement—of our young heroine, Emmy Germain, as she blazes a trail for women in mathematical research and learns from Professor Gauss, the greatest forensic detective of them all. Beautifully drawn and exquisitely detailed, Prime Suspects is unique, astonishing, and witty—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience mathematics like never before.

A Shot in the Arm  Book

A Shot in the Arm

  • Author : Don Brown
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647000905

A Shot in the Arm Excerpt :

Award-winning author Don Brown explores the history of vaccines from smallpox to COVID-19 in this installment of the Big Ideas That Changed the World series A Shot in the Arm! explores the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious diseases, from smallpox—perhaps humankind’s greatest affliction to date—to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighting deadly diseases such as measles, polio, rabies, cholera, and influenza, Brown tackles the science behind how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, the anti-vaccination movement, and major achievements from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who popularized inoculation in England, and from scientists like Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the "father of immunology." Timely and fascinating, A Shot in the Arm! is a reminder of vaccines’ contributions to public health so far, as well as the millions of lives they can still save. Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true.

The Instinct for Cooperation Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Instinct for Cooperation

  • Author : Jeffrey Wilson
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609808174

The Instinct for Cooperation Excerpt :

In the tradition of Joe Sacco's graphic journalism comes the first interview-based graphic novel treatment of Noam Chomsky's political ideas and activism. An astonishing graphic novel that brings Chomsky's political analysis to bear on real people's stories on the frontlines of America's struggle for economic justice and human dignity. The Instinct for Cooperation innovatively balances those real-life stories of struggle with conversations the author has had with Chomsky on how best to understand them. Although the themes are wide-ranging, this book is ultimately about the importance and need for spaces of resistance in countering state and other institutional forms of violence. For example, when discussing the removal of books by police and sanitation workers from Zuccotti Park in November of 2011, Chomsky paused to say "Arizona knows all about that," referring to the 2010 ban of Mexican American Studies in Tucson schools under Arizona House Bill 2281, which deemed classes that taught "ethnic solidarity" to be illegal. Rather than footnote the reference, Wilson tells that story. Like Joe Sacco's animated political journalism, this book offers a unique perspective on current issues, while providing a major contribution to the understanding of Chomsky's political theories.

Of Comics and Men Book

Of Comics and Men

  • Author : Jean-Paul Gabilliet
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628469998

Of Comics and Men Excerpt :

Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.

The Senses Book

The Senses

  • Author : Matteo Farinella
  • Publisher : Nobrow
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Neurophysiology
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1910620173

The Senses Excerpt :

In this humorous and detailed book, neuroscientist and illustrator Matteo Farinella takes readers on a wild ride through the senses!

One Dimensional Man Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

One Dimensional Man

  • Author : Herbert Marcuse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134438808

One Dimensional Man Excerpt :

One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and experiencing life. Published in 1964, it fast became an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner notes in his introduction, Marcuse's greatest work was a 'damning indictment of contemporary Western societies, capitalist and communist.' Yet it also expressed the hopes of a radical philosopher that human freedom and happiness could be greatly expanded beyond the regimented thought and behaviour prevalent in established society. For those who held the reigns of power Marcuse's call to arms threatened civilization to its very core. For many others however, it represented a freedom hitherto unimaginable.

The Sculptor Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Sculptor

  • Author : Scott McCloud
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466887282

The Sculptor Excerpt :

David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.

Light in Dark Times Book

Light in Dark Times

  • Author : Alisse Waterston
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487539139

Light in Dark Times Excerpt :

What will become of us in these trying times? How will we pass the time that we have on earth? In gorgeously rendered graphic form, Light in Dark Times invites readers to consider these questions by exploring the political catastrophes and moral disasters of the past and present, revealing issues that beg to be studied, understood, confronted, and resisted. A profound work of anthropology and art, this book is for anyone yearning to understand the darkness and hoping to hold onto the light. It is a powerful story of encounters with writers, philosophers, activists, and anthropologists whose words are as meaningful today as they were during the times in which they were written. This book is at once a lament over the darkness of our times, an affirmation of the value of knowledge and introspection, and a consideration of truth, lies, and the dangers of the trivial. In a time when many of us struggle with the feeling that we cannot do enough to change the course of the future, this book is a call to action, asking us to envision and create an alternative world from the one in which we now live. Light in Dark Times is beautiful to look at and to hold – an exquisite work of art that is lively, informative, enlightening, deeply moving, and inspiring.

Murder Book Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Murder Book

  • Author : Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524876012

Murder Book Excerpt :

A humorous graphic investigation of the author's obsession with true crime, the murders that have most captivated her throughout her life, and a love letter to her fellow true-crime fanatics. Why is it so much fun to read about death and dismemberment? In Murder Book, lifelong true-crime obsessive and New Yorker cartoonist Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell tries to puzzle out the answer. An unconventional graphic exploration of a lifetime of Ann Rule super-fandom, amateur armchair sleuthing, and a deep dive into the high-profile murders that have fascinated the author for decades, this is a funny, thoughtful, and highly personal blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and true crime with a focus on the often-overlooked victims of notorious killers.