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Iran: Graphic novels
This list includes stories told through illustrations (many with international settings) and books about how to draw and design comics.
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Title: Kampung Boy
Author: , Lat
Publisher: First Second (2006)
ISBN: 1596431210
Call Number: J
Notes: Taking place in rural Malaysia in the 1950s, Kampung Boy follows the life of Mat, a Muslim boy who leaves for boarding school.

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Title: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: Making Comics
Author: Abel, Jessica and Matt Madden
Publisher: First Second Books (2008)
ISBN: 1596431318
Notes: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures features a system to teach readers the art of making comics. The authors—both graphic novelists—lay out a syllabus for students, teaching them everything from creating narrative in one drawing to building a toolbox for creating a multi-page storyline

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Title: La Perdida
Author: Abel, Jessica
Publisher: Pantheon (2008)
ISBN: 0375714715
Notes: An American estranged from her Mexican father, Carla heads to Mexico City to “find herself,” only to get pulled into the underworld and, later, be forced to confront the consequences of her innocence.

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Title: Epileptic
Author: B., David
Publisher: Pantheon (2006)
ISBN: 0375714685
Notes: Noted cartoonist David B. chronicles growing up with an epileptic older brother, charting the complicated relationship between the brothers and the effects epilepsy has on the whole family.

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Title: Waltz With Bashir
Author: Folman, Ari and David Polonsky
Publisher: Metropolitan Books (2009)
ISBN: 080508892X
Notes: In September 1982, Christian militia members entered Iraseli soldier-secured refugee camps in Beirut and massacred hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinians. Ari Folman was one of these Israeli soldiers, and for more than 20 years, he remembered nothing from that night. Waltz with Bashir follows his pursuit of answers.

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Title: Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book
Author: Hart, Christopher
Publisher: Chris Hart Books (2008)
ISBN: 1933027425
Notes: In his latest how-to-draw book, bestselling author Christopher Hart provides detailed instructions, ideas, and pointers for drawing manga-style characters. Hart begins with the basics—facial features and expressions, body types, costumes—and teaches readers how to draw several distinct characters.

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Title: Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms
Author: Kouno, Fumiuo
Publisher: Last Gasp (2009)
ISBN: 0867197218
Notes: Through the eyes of an average woman in 1955, Fumiyo Kouno explores the impact of World War II and the dropping of the atomic bomb on the common people of Japan. The characters continue their everyday life, despite the shadow of war and the ghost of the bombing.

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Title: How to Make Webcomics
Author: Kurt, Scott and Kris Straub
Publisher: Image Comics (2008)
ISBN: 1582408705
Notes: How to Make Webcomics teaches readers how to create compelling characters, develop comic strips, build websites, and start earning money through their comics.

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Title: Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels
Author: McCloud, Scott
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (2006)
ISBN: 0060780940
Notes: Like its 1994 predecessor, Making Comics is a behind-the-scenes look at the art of comics and is designed as an artist’s overview of drawing and storytelling.

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Title: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Author: McCloud, Scott
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (1994)
ISBN: 0060976255
Notes: Four-time Harvey and Eisner Winner Scott McCloud offers an innovative book on the history, meaning, and art of comics. McCloud has been praised by cartooning celebrities such as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner.

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Title: Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda
Author: Stassen, J.P.
Publisher: First Second (2006)
ISBN: 1596431032
Notes: Offering a window into the dark chapter of recent human history, Deogratias is a harrowing tale of Rwanda’s Tutsi genocide, as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy.