The first English translation of legendary Mexican cartoonist Rius’ Marx para Principiantes (Marx for Beginners) was published in 1976 by Richard Appignanesi and became an instant hit. Its popularity signalled the existence of a readership hungry for information on ‘big topics’ which could be supplied by the revolutionary means of non-fiction comic books. The …for Beginners series, now known as Introducing…, was born.

Today the Introducing Graphic Guide series continues to enlighten and entertain readers, and features more than 100 titles on complex theoretical topics within philosophy, politics, science and the arts.

In 2011, the series expanded to include the Introducing Practical Guides, which provide concise, expert introductions to topics within business, psychology and counselling.