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Manga (Comic books)


  • Here are entered works on comics employing a set of Japanese stylistic conventions such as black and white illustrations, right-to-left panel orientation, stylized character design, exaggerated features and expressions, dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoetic and exclamatory typography.
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    • American manga
    • Amerimanga
    • English-language manga
    • Global manga
    • International manga
    • Manga-influenced comics
    • Manga-inspired comics
    • Manga-style comics
    • Neo-manga
    • Nissei comi
    • OEL manga
    • Original English-language manga
    • Story manga
    • Western manga
    • World manga
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Manga : introduction, challenges, and best practices, 2013(summary: "CBLDF presents manga: introduction, challenges, and best practices is a handbook designed to provide libraries, booksellers, and fans with a concise and informed overview of manga -- its history, genres, and challenges. What sets this book apart among manga guides is its expert panel of contributors -- not only scholars of the medium, but veterans of the manga industry itself who've worked from both the North American and Japanese sides of the field. CBLDF Presents Manga is an insider's view on this dynamic and influential field!") (OCoLC)857370358
    • found: Manga : an anthology of global and cultural perspectives(summary: "This book contains an important collection of essays by an international cast of scholars, experts and fans. It provides a one-stop resource for all those who want to learn more about manga, as well as for anybody teaching a course on the subject. Once upon a time, one had to read Japanese in order to enjoy manga. Today manga has become a global phenomenon, attracting audiences worldwide. The style has become so popular, in fact, that in the US and UK publishers are appropriating the manga style in a variety of print material") (OCoLC)231585266
    • found: Brienza, C. Manga in America, 2016:p. 11 ("The vast majority of manga published in Japan are, in the strictest sense, what is known as story manga. Story manga tell a continuous story over a large number of pages"; "the word 'manga' is typically used by English speakers to refer to exclusively Japanese story manga. Moverover, it connotes certain stereotypes about specific types of narrative and artistic content") p. 23 ("Japanese mangaka largely drew their inspiration from American comics and cartoons") p. 25 ("prewar Japan appropriated the imported art of comics and melded it with its own culture's diversified tradition of graphic narration" to form manga) (OCoLC)903510519
    • found: Pawuk, M. Graphic novels : a guide to comic books, manga, and more, 2017:introd. ("Neo-manga = North American graphic novels made to appear almost identical to the Japanese manga format. Popular publisher examples of these titles include Antarctic Press, and Seven Seas Entertainment") (OCoLC)900031542
    • found: Art and architecture thesaurus, viewed June 14, 2022("Manga (Comic books)", in hierarchy of "Comics by form"; "often produced in black and white, with the cover or the first few pages in color, with emphasis on exaggerated facial expressions and large eyes")
    • found: Webb, M. Manga by any other name is... : do Japan's world-conquering cartoons have to be created by Japanese to be the real deal?, May 28, 2006, via Wayback machine, viewed May 17, 2022(manga "usually used in reference to Japanese comics characterized by a set of stylistic conventions that evolved in the postwar period. These include exaggerated physical features such as large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs; right-to-left panel sequencing; and dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoetic, exclamatory typography"; "origins as a fusion of ukiyo-e (traditional woodblock prints) and Western forms of sequential art"; "more and more manga is now being created outside of Japan--and by non-Japanese artists," including "Warcraft" which is "written by an American and illustrated by a Korean, and Fred Gallagher's 'Megatokyo'"; "publishers like Tokyopop are bringing out titles in manga style by non-Japanese artists"; "manga-style stories")
    • found: Original English-language manga, via Wikipedia, viewed May 17, 2022:("an original English-language manga or OEL manga is a comic book or graphic novel drawn in the style of manga and originally published in English"; "international manga" is also a term used to describe "manga-inspired comics" in various languages and from various countries outside Japan; "Original English-language manga first began to appear in the U.S. in the mid-1980s"; sometimes also called "American manga" and shortened to "Amerimanga"; "Other variations on OEL manga, such as western manga, world manga, global manga, manga-influenced comics, neo-manga, and nissei comi can occasionally be heard as substitute names, but the term OEL manga is most commonly used today")
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on comics employing a set of Japanese stylistic conventions such as black and white illustrations, right-to-left panel orientation, stylized character design, exaggerated features and expressions, dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoetic and exclamatory typography.
  • History Notes

    • [Established November 2022.]
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  • Change Notes

    • 2022-06-14: new
    • 2022-11-30: revised
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