Monthly Archives: February 2013

Can Tablets Serve as the New Home of Comics in a Digital Era?

In class we discussed the potential of comics which employan infinite canvas and how it dramatically altered our perception of spatial-temporal relations in the medium. The thought of liberating comics from restraints imposed by page size (such as demonstrated in … Continue reading

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Dreams on a Page

I’ve never read the Sandman series until now, and so far I am absolutely loving it. The attention to detail is amazing. I feel there are so many allusions I am missing, but while reading issue 11 (The Doll House … Continue reading

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Why the Web-Slinger?

It’s no secret that Spiderman is well, kinda big. Popular. Huge even. Last month, The Superior Spiderman issues 1 and 2 raked in a total of over 300,000 sales  (According to comichron.com). Let’s not even talk about the popularity of … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Batman and the American Comic Book Industry

There is no doubt that the evolution of American comic books has been predominantly shaped by economic factors, with emerging industries striving to make a profit. In Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books, Jean-Paul Gabilliet … Continue reading

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The Allegory of Superman

Art is a subjective medium of communication which can have its messages affected as much by the life and experiences of the viewer as by the intent of the artist. In terms of comics, most of the experiences I have … Continue reading

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Hippy Hiku, Brother Trucker

Imagine what the world would be like if you had the power to eliminate your enemies with a handful of pocket change.  Now, continue to imagine using that change to buy a robotic assassin, that will kill your enemies for … Continue reading

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Women in Refrigerators

I think our professor may have mentioned this site in passing earlier this term, but anyways, here is a character list of women in comics that have been either killed, raped, as well as other ways in which a character … Continue reading

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Children’s Comic Strips, Not just for Kids Anymore (or Ever for that Matter)

A timeless memory I’m sure any adult has of their past was waiting for their parents to be done reading the Sunday paper, or making an order in their school Scholastic Book sale, in order to satisfy their need of … Continue reading

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Inception in Comics

In an attempt to dig deeper on the relation between word and image that help construct a comics, I came across a comic strip named “Cheap Novelties” created by an author named Ben Katchor. Katchor is most famous for his … Continue reading

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Time spent on reading a comic book page vs. level of detail and dialogue

Mainstream comics of today have grown in complexity of details in their images,compared to their dialogue.  Modern super hero comics dictate a larger component of their resources to their imagery, as compared to golden aged comics. An example of this … Continue reading

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