Tag: art

Art in the Digital Age

Internet based media- from art or poetry to web-comics and other developing forms- has definitely become a huge phenomenon in recent years. I wanted to open up a discussion about the importance of these kinds of publishing platforms because we’re going to be reading Emily Carroll’s “Through the Woods” soon.  Carroll originally gained some recognition when her comic “His Face… Read more →

Reflection: What IS It?

What is an image? What is/where is your imagination? What happens when we read a story?   Most pages in the first half of “What It Is” presents you with one or more of these kinds of questions amid strange, dreamlike, and sometimes-disturbing imagery. The book doesn’t answer them for you, but that isn’t the point. You’re meant to think… Read more →

What It Is Is Descriptive

What is story telling?  In Lynda Barry’s graphic novel What It Is, storytelling is chaos.  It is imagination and creativity.  It is images, and most evidently, it is memory.  Barry’s book is split generally into two sections.  The first contains much of her own stories and memories from childhood, interspersed with hundreds of images; the pages purposefully chaotic and all over… Read more →

“What it is” Reflection

This week in Graphic Novel, we finished up Watchmen with a few articles before we started to touch Lynda Barry’s, What It Is. At first glance, this book seemed very out of this world, very different. It felt like I peeking into someone’s head and observing how their imagination works. I also find it a bit strange that we have… Read more →

Oh The Things You Will Learn…

Like some of the other bloggers have said lately, I was extremely unsure of how I would feel about this class.  I had never read a comic book in my life. I had never really looked at them and thought, “Hmm…I should check this out”.  But through this class I have developed an interest with them and I will continue… Read more →

You’ve Just Crossed Over into the Twilight Zone

“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension— a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone” The distinguishable voice of Rod Sterling has sent shivers down my spine… Read more →

More Than A Hue

Asterios Polyp is all about style, but one of its most effectual techniques for me is its use of color. The colors chosen, as well as the shades and intensity chosen within the color, show a lot of thought put into them by the artist (and writer), David Mazzucchelli. The book uses blue, purple, yellow and red, plus the white… Read more →