I’ve been impressed throughout the semester at how well, and how much better (than novels), comics are able to express the passage of time and the inclusion of sound. I feel like because comics utilize the visual sense, it portrays time and sound closer to the original experience – we see the visual translation of..
Going off of Claire’s comment on the standing Nite Owl costume, and Professor Serrano’s point on whether you can replace superheroes with new people – I took a closer look at comparing the Comedian’s and Nite Owl’s visual representations. I thought it was interesting that the Nite Owl garb stands up on its own and..
I really enjoyed the interplay between speech and visual in the first three panels on page 86 in The Dark Knight. We get the image of Carrie putting on her Robin costume, and we get the dialogue of a news reporter mistakenly saying Commissioner Gordon was shot and then correcting herself to say Gordon shot..
Tatsumi uses a lot of repeated onomatopoeia within his art, but “click” in particular is not only repeated often in several comics, but seems to hold some meaning in the use of “clicks” versus “kliks.” We first see the sound in ‘Hell.’ On page 17, the main character takes a snapshot with his camera of the..
While these first two episodes of Adele Blanc-Sec are not explicitly about war, I was thinking about our introduction to Tardi’s often anti-war commentary in class, and tried to find evidence of these feelings in Adele’s adventures. Along those lines, I think the plague acts as a symbol for the chemical warfare used in WWI..
I’m a sucker for classical themes, especially those involving the Odyssey, so I’ve always been a fan of Cyclops (just to clarify – fangirl for Wolverine, fan of Cyclops). So, the Ancient Greeks had a thing for xenophobia, and pretty much ripped uncivilized foreigners to shreds every chance they got. In the Odyssey, Odysseus runs into..
A lot of the comics we’ve looked at so far have had social, political and cultural commentary coming from the voice of children – Patty Jo ‘n’ Ginger, some of Gordo’s work that we looked at in class, Mafalda, Little Lulu, etc. We talked in class how the the commentary simultaneously becomes more poignant (coming from an innocent mind..
Reading through The Mysterious Underground Men, I was really interested in the chosen structure for what I’d call comic’s version of a frame story (story within a story, about a different time, place and set of characters). It’s very brief, but on pages 80 and 81 the queen tells her “people’s story.” The three paneled layout..