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16th Apr '16 2:39:58 PM erforce
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* Jess Nevins has a cottage industry annotating Creator/AlanMoore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. An interesting variation in that his annotations are not published WITH the books, but first on the web, and, at least for Vols. I and II, in book form separately (''Heroes And Monsters'' and ''The Blazing World''). Moore has said that the existence of these annotations meant that "we could be as obscure and far-reaching as we wanted".

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* Jess Nevins has a cottage industry annotating Creator/AlanMoore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. An interesting variation in that his annotations are not published WITH the books, but first on the web, and, at least for Vols. I and II, in book form separately (''Heroes And Monsters'' and ''The Blazing World''). Moore has said that the existence of these annotations meant that "we could be as obscure and far-reaching as we wanted".



* Neil Gaiman's ''ComicBook/{{The Sandman}}'' is being released in an annotated four-volume set. An interesting variation here, as the annotated version has reprinted the entire series without colour, using the original black-and-white line-art, as opposed to being a strict reprint with added footnotes.

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* Neil Gaiman's ''ComicBook/{{The Sandman}}'' Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is being released in an annotated four-volume set. An interesting variation here, as the annotated version has reprinted the entire series without colour, using the original black-and-white line-art, as opposed to being a strict reprint with added footnotes.
19th Jan '16 8:39:51 PM gemmabeta2
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* Sometimes, non-Western literature, especially translated versions of Japanese literature/light novels such as ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' have endnotes to explain even contemporary references which may seem obvious to a Japanese person if they are rooted in the context of the novel, but a Western person like an American or a different English speaking person might miss. ADV comics, notably, is extremely enthusiastic with the footnoting. One time spending an entire page of text to explain how their translation of a single made-up Japanese word in their translation of ''Tsubasa''.

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* Sometimes, non-Western literature, especially translated versions of Japanese literature/light novels such as ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' have endnotes to explain even contemporary references which may seem obvious to a Japanese person if they are rooted in the context of the novel, but a Western person like an American or a different English speaking person might miss. ADV comics, notably, is extremely enthusiastic with the footnoting. One time spending an entire page of text to explain how their the reasoning behind the translation of a single made-up Japanese word in their translation of ''Tsubasa''.
19th Jan '16 8:36:41 PM gemmabeta2
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* Almost all editions of Sun Tzu's ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'' include annotations by multiple ''classical-era'' authors, most notably Cao Cao. These make up 80% or so of the book and are normally considered an indispensible part of the text, providing far more information than the original work. Modern-era publishers will often add a ''second'' set of notes. These annotations help because some of the things said in it are vague, and some context is useful, and other things require some knowledge of early Chinese history to make sense.

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* Almost all editions of Sun Tzu's ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'' include annotations by multiple ''classical-era'' authors, most notably Cao Cao. These make up 80% or so of the book and are normally considered an indispensible part of the text, providing far more information than the original work. Modern-era publishers will often add a ''second'' set of notes. These annotations help because even educated Chinese readers would have problems deciphering 2500-years-old Chinese, and even if they can, some of the things said in it are vague, and some context is useful, and other things require some knowledge of early Chinese history to make sense.
21st Nov '15 8:40:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''BloomCounty: The Complete Library'' has annotations to explain then-relevant pop-culture references and explain who the political figures being caricatured are. Breathed himself pops up from time to time to explain character origins or thought processes, but mostly just to tell us which strips he thinks are his [[FunnyMoments crowning moments of funny]] and which are {{Old Shame}}s.

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* ''BloomCounty: ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty: The Complete Library'' has annotations to explain then-relevant pop-culture references and explain who the political figures being caricatured are. Breathed himself pops up from time to time to explain character origins or thought processes, but mostly just to tell us which strips he thinks are his [[FunnyMoments crowning moments of funny]] and which are {{Old Shame}}s.



* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'''s treasury collections contain annotations from Pastis which try to elaborate on where ideas came from and detail reactions to the more controversial strips. And tell us which things he found impossible to draw.

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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'''s ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'''s treasury collections contain annotations from Pastis which try to elaborate on where ideas came from and detail reactions to the more controversial strips. And tell us which things he found impossible to draw.
6th Nov '15 2:54:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwoGentlemenOfLebowski'''s first printing was an annotated edition, to keep up the pretense of it being an [[InTheStyleOf authentic reprint of a Shakespeare play]]. (To be fair, the author did such a good job keeping the linguistics authentic that a fair number of the annotations are necessary to follow the piece.)

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* ''TwoGentlemenOfLebowski'''s ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfLebowski'''s first printing was an annotated edition, to keep up the pretense of it being an [[InTheStyleOf authentic reprint of a Shakespeare play]]. (To be fair, the author did such a good job keeping the linguistics authentic that a fair number of the annotations are necessary to follow the piece.)
4th Nov '15 3:57:24 AM StFan
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** Nevins has also posted annotations online for ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', ''TopTen'', ''TheNail'', and other comics.

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** Nevins has also posted annotations online for ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', ''TopTen'', ''TheNail'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TheNail'', and other comics.
6th Jul '15 4:06:58 AM NESBoy
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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' has the [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000401c on-site commentary,]] which currently goes up to August 1st, 2005.

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' has the [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000401c on-site commentary,]] which currently goes up to August 1st, 2005.February 10th, 2006.
4th Jul '15 11:05:17 PM gemmabeta2
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* ''The Annotated Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is a two volume omnibus of all of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Holmes stories, in best-guess chronological order, with lots of annotations. Following the tradition of Holmsian scholarship, the annotations are notable in assuming that the stories are non-fiction and that Holmes and Watson are real people. The annotators has a tendency to chide Dr. Watson every times he makes a "continuity error" in his writings.

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* ''The Annotated Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is a two volume omnibus of all of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Holmes stories, in best-guess chronological order, with lots of annotations. Following the tradition of Holmsian scholarship, the annotations are notable in assuming that the stories are non-fiction and that Holmes and Watson are real people. The annotators has have a tendency to chide Dr. Watson every times he makes a "continuity error" or "misremembers something" in his writings.
4th Jul '15 11:04:14 PM gemmabeta2
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* ''The Annotated Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is a two volume omnibus of all of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Holmes stories, in best-guess chronological order, with lots of annotations.

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* ''The Annotated Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is a two volume omnibus of all of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's Holmes stories, in best-guess chronological order, with lots of annotations. Following the tradition of Holmsian scholarship, the annotations are notable in assuming that the stories are non-fiction and that Holmes and Watson are real people. The annotators has a tendency to chide Dr. Watson every times he makes a "continuity error" in his writings.
29th May '15 3:08:03 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' has the [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000401c on-site commentary]], which currently goes up to August 1st, 2005.

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' has the [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000401c on-site commentary]], commentary,]] which currently goes up to August 1st, 2005.
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