Roger Sabin is an English writer about comics and lecturer at Central St. Martins in London, England.[1]


Sabin is best known for his books Adult Comics which has gone through a number of editions, remaining in print for 20 years and is the standard academic work[citation needed] on the history of the comic book form, and Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art a cultural history of comics for both popular and scholarly audiences. He has also written newspaper articles on the topic of comics, film and punk culture.[2]



  • Adult Comics: An Introduction (Taylor & Francis, 1993, ISBN 0-415-04419-7, Routledge, 2005, ISBN 0-415-29139-9)
  • Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art (Phaidon, 1996, ISBN 0-7148-3008-9)
  • The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth (University Press of Mississippi, 1996, ISBN 0878058591)
  • The Movie Book: An A-Z guide to 500 landmark individuals working in film (Phaidon, 1999, ISBN 0-7148-3847-0)
  • Punk Rock: So What?: The Cultural Legacy of Punk (Routledge, 1999, ISBN 0-415-17030-3)
  • Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics from 1976 to the Present Day (Slab-O-Concrete, 2000, ISBN 1-899866-47-7)
  • Cop Shows: A Critical History of Police Dramas on Television (McFarland & Co Inc, 2015, ISBN 0-7864-4819-9)



  1. ^ [1], Central St. Martins' staff profiles
  2. ^ Movies don't move me, The Observer, May 10, 2009