Tag: sailor moon

Girlfriends or Girl Friends?

Japanese media is specifically known for one thing: Magical Girls. This genre is defined as having a young female protagonist who goes through a magical transformation to become a superheroine often involving school uniforms or Sailor Fuku costumes. Sailor Moon is one of the most popular series in this trend, with others being Puella Madoka Magica and Cardcaptor Sakura, with… Read more →

Enrichment of Illustrated Emotion

Visual expressions of emotion are a large contextual component in most graphic novels. If we were to rely solely on dialogue and narration with expressionless characters, the tone of the story would drastically shift. We may generally consider the depiction of emotions to be a simple task of manipulating the shape of or space between facial features. However, it’s interesting to note that there… Read more →

Comic Memes, Minicomics, and Where the Line Between Comic and “Non-Comic” is Drawn

So: comic memes, character memes, and minicomics; are they REALLY comics? While these appear to many people as comics, their existence and addition to the comic genre brings up questions about whether they actually fit into the comic genre and why that is, and what makes a comic a comic. I am including minicomics here because, unlike most doujinishi and… Read more →

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