How to Study Comics and Graphic Novels

You want to study comics but are uncertain about where and how to start? In this guide we cover some of the main aspects to take into account when reading comics. From how comics are produced and read to the various approaches to studying them. From comics traditions and genres around the world to their distribution methods.


How to Study Comics & Graphic Novels: A Graphic Introduction to Comics Studies is written and drawn by members of the Oxford Comics Network (Enrique del Rey Cabero, Michael Goodrum and Josean Morlesín Mellado) and published by TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.


You can download the book here (please activate the two-page view as some pages are designed to be read this way) or read it here:


Oxford Comics Network, TORCH Networks

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