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How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels

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Everything that you need to know about reading, making, and understanding comics can be found in a single Nancy strip by Ernie Bushmiller from August 8, 1959. Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden's groundbreaking work How to Read Nancy ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single strip. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the comics medium really works. No other book of any kind has taken a single work by any artist and minutely (and entertainingly) pulled it apart like this. How to Read Nancy is a completely new approach towards deep-reading art. In addition, How to Read Nancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore. Textbook, art book, monogram, dissection, How to Read Nancy is a game changer in understanding how the "simplest" drawings grab us and never leave. Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans.

Featuring a foreword by the late, great Jerry Lewis.

"Not only does How to Read Nancy give insight into Bushmiller's brilliance, it's also a great, concise educational [book] about visual storytelling through the analysis of a single strip." —— Boing Boing

Pages:
276
Colors:
Color w/black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
9" x 12.25"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-361-3
Year:
2017

Press Highlights:

"How to Read Nancy is for anyone curious about the simple yet complicated ways in which visual art speaks to us." — Spectrum Culture

"Reading the wonderful history of Ernie Bushmiller and the brilliant analysis of the details of Nancy’s creation, detail by detail, based entirely on a reading of three panels of one strip, made me believe this is one of the genius books of comics history and design semantics." — Print Magazine

"A beautifully designed volume that’s as entertaining as it is informative and likely to join Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics in the pantheon of explanatory texts." — Library Journal

"How to Read Nancy is the best book ever written about comics. No question." — The Comics Journal

Read The Comics Journal's interview with the authors of How to Read Nancy

Read Print Magazine's interview with the authors

Read the nutty story of how the authors obtained a foreword from the late great Jerry Lewis

   

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Global Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

Everything that you need to know about reading, making, and understanding comics can be found in a single Nancy strip by Ernie Bushmiller from August 8, 1959. Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden's groundbreaking work How to Read Nancy ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single strip. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the comics medium really works. No other book of any kind has taken a single work by any artist and minutely (and entertainingly) pulled it apart like this. How to Read Nancy is a completely new approach towards deep-reading art. In addition, How to Read Nancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore. Textbook, art book, monogram, dissection, How to Read Nancy is a game changer in understanding how the "simplest" drawings grab us and never leave. Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans.

Featuring a foreword by the late, great Jerry Lewis.

"Not only does How to Read Nancy give insight into Bushmiller's brilliance, it's also a great, concise educational [book] about visual storytelling through the analysis of a single strip." —— Boing Boing

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