Nijigahara Holograph

Author: Inio Asano
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606995839
Size: 37.56 MB
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Fantagraphics is proud to welcome the great Inio Asano (Solanin, What a Wonderful World!) to its acclaimed literary manga line. Even as butterflies ominously proliferate in town, the rumor of a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnel behind the school spreads among the children. When the body of Arié Kimura’s mother is found by this tunnel’s entrance, next to apparently human traces, the legend seems to be confirmed. Is the end of the world coming? In order to appease the wrath of the beast, the children decide to offer it a sacrifice: The unfortunate Arié, whom they believe to be the cause of the curse, is shoved into a well that leads to the Nijigahara tunnel ― an act that in turns pushes Komatsuzaki, the budding thug who has carried a torch for Arié for a while already, entirely over the edge. But this is only the beginning of the complex, challenging, obliquely told Nijigahara Holograph, which takes place in two separate timelines and involves the suicidal Suzuki; Higure, his stalkerish would-be girlfriend; and their teacher Miss Sakaki, whose heavily bandaged face remains a mystery; and many more ― brothers, sisters, parents, co-workers, teachers, aggressors and victims who are all inextricably linked to one another and all will eventually ― ten years later ― have to live with what they’ve done or suffered through.

An Architectural Approach To Level Design

Author: Christopher W. Totten
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466585412
Size: 69.60 MB
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Explore Level Design through the Lens of Architectural and Spatial Experience Theory Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. It explores the principles of level design through the context and history of architecture, providing information useful to both academics and game development professionals. Understand Spatial Design Principles for Game Levels in 2D, 3D, and Multiplayer Applications The book presents architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work. The author connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space. Throughout the text, readers learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. Create Meaningful User Experiences in Your Games Bringing together topics in game design and architecture, this book helps designers create better spaces for their games. Software independent, the book discusses tools and techniques that designers can use in crafting their interactive worlds.

Cultures Of Comics Work

Author: Casey Brienza
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137550902
Size: 50.20 MB
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This anthology explores tensions between the individualistic artistic ideals and the collective industrial realities of contemporary cultural production with eighteen all-new chapters presenting pioneering empirical research on the complexities and controversies of comics work. Art Spiegelman. Alan Moore. Osamu Tezuka. Neil Gaiman. Names such as these have become synonymous with the medium of comics. Meanwhile, the large numbers of people without whose collective action no comic book would ever exist in the first place are routinely overlooked. Cultures of Comics Work unveils this hidden, global industrial labor of writers, illustrators, graphic designers, letterers, editors, printers, typesetters, publicists, publishers, distributors, translators, retailers, and countless others both directly and indirectly involved in the creative production of what is commonly thought of as the comic book. Drawing upon diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, an international and interdisciplinary cohort of cutting-edge researchers and practitioners intervenes in debates about cultural work and paves innovative directions for comics scholarship.

The Routledge Companion To Comics

Author: Frank Bramlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317915380
Size: 38.61 MB
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This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field. Essays examine: the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code; issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics; connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy; new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond. The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

Seventeen Moons Eine Unheilvolle Liebe

Author: Kami Garcia
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641056705
Size: 78.43 MB
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Manche Geheimnisse verändern dein Leben. Andere bringen es in Gefahr... Früher dachte ich, in unserer Stadt würde sich nie etwas verändern. Jetzt weiß ich es besser, und ich wünschte, ich hätte damals recht gehabt. Denn seit ich mich in Lena, das Caster-Mädchen, verliebt habe, sind alle Menschen, die mir etwas bedeuten, in Gefahr. Wir dachten, Lena sei die Einzige, auf der ein Fluch liegt, aber da haben wir uns geirrt. Ihr Fluch ist jetzt unser Fluch ... Seit ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag – der schicksalhaften Nacht, in der sie ihren Freund Ethan ins Leben zurückholte und darüber ihren Onkel Macon verlor –, zieht Lena sich mehr und mehr von allen zurück. So groß ist ihr Schmerz, dass die dunkle Seite die Oberhand über sie zu gewinnen scheint. Da taucht der geheimnisvolle, attraktive John Breed auf. Mit seinem Versprechen einer fernen paradiesischen Caster-Welt zieht er Lena sosehr in den Bann, dass sie alles aufgibt – auch Ethan. Ethan weiß: Will er Lena nicht für immer an die dunkle Seite verlieren, muss er sie aus dem unterirdischen Caster-Labyrinth herausholen. Aber ist er wirklich dazu ausersehen, ihr in die gefährlichen Tunnel zu folgen, die seit Jahrhunderten Platz der dunklen Magie sind und die kein Sterblicher betreten darf?

A Girl On The Shore

Author: Inio Asano
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 1942993765
Size: 53.39 MB
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Longing for Something Bigger From the Eisner Award-nominated Inio Asano, creator of Solanin and Nijigahara Holograph, comes one of his most challenging works yet; an intense teen romance set in what may at first glance be one of the sleepiest places in Japan. When Koume and Keisuke*s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Maybe Keisuke wants something more than a kiss from the fair Koume. Maybe Koume is looking for someone better than Misaki, the local playboy. But what they find in each other over the course of a summer might be far greater than anything they were expecting. Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams!

Sun Village

Author: Inio Asano
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783842036499
Size: 22.72 MB
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