This signed limited edition of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels (90 of 1000) is the ultimate companion to the expanding world of the "literary comic book". This special collector's edition includes a unique number, elegant slip-case and fold-out cover with panoramic artwork from graphic novels star illustrator: Kyle Baker. Written by comic industry insider Danny Fingeroth, the guide explores the mediums history, from sequential art in Egyptian tombs, through the superhero boom of the 1940s to the birth of the graphic novel movement and the latest online offerings. All you need to know about the best and rest with 60 must-read graphic novels, including the genre-defining Maus and A Contract with God, plus modern classics-in-the-making Fun Home and Alice in Sunderland. You'll find profiles of the movements legends including Harvey Pekar, Chris Ware, Denis Kitchen and other amazing illustrators, writers and publishers who've helped win respect for this once marginalised art form. And everything else you need to know from "how to make a graphic novel" to Persepolis and the best in film and television, manga, documentaries, conventions, books, magazines and websites.