Author: sacastil

Final Blog Post: Form Informs Reading

The comic or graphic narrative has always been a unique form of literature that usually combines both text and image. This form of literature is now gaining scholarly recognition for its ability to breathe new life into old stories and represent stories in a nuanced form. Traditional stories or novels put writing on paper and..

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Who Gets To Be A Superhero

Alan Moore does something truly inspiring with his characterization of the individuals he depicts in his comics. He tries to bring out the real personalities of people that consider themselves superheroes. He writes for an adult audience that can clearly understand and even relate to the characters he writes about. The comedian, for example, is..

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X-Men: The Power of Color

Thank the heavens that our most recent comics have been scanned versions posted on Blackboard. Sometimes I have a hard time retrieving the texts if they are not on the internet. However, the X-Men comics have all been on Blackboard right at my fingertips. When I got to class, nonetheless, I noticed something different about..

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Gordo: What is in a Name?

Gordo’s Cat by Gus Arriola encapsulates the beauty and simplicity of everyday life through strong, bold, clear lines. The cat is the star of the comic, circling around his life as a feline friend to Gordo. Interestingly, it seems as though Arriola doesn’t write the storyline himself. Under every title there is a subheading saying..

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