Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

Cover van het boek Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

On 5 July, The Gruyter published the 'Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives'. Dan Hassler-Forest, Assistant Professor in the department of Media and Culture Studies, is one of the editors of this book.

Comics in contemporary culture

Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism.

An indispensable handbook

This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.


  • Title: Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives
  • Editors: Sebastian Domsch, Dan Hassler Forest en Dirk Vanderbeke
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110446968