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Visual Language of Manga

Ever since we talked about paneling in class and we worked on our own webcomics, I’ve been really interested in how panels and speech bubbles can change a reader’s experience. I even wrote a post about the topic earlier on the blog when all of the groups were actually creating the webcomics for class. Mostly it was just information to… Read more →

Are Newspaper Comics Dead?

The death of print has been unavoidable for some time now. Many newspaper companies have had massive layoffs over the past ten years. They are losing more and more subscribers and the cost to print is becoming far more than the money made.   The New Orleans Times announced layoffs of three dozen employees recently; the Los Angeles Times is… Read more →

Behind The Scenes

When we as comic readers read comics, we don’t realize all of the effort that goes into getting the comic published. Since we have been granted the opportunity to create our own web comic I have been able to understand the process. I am the web manager, so I am in charge of posting the comic online and I am… Read more →

Akira – Americanization

Manga is a Japanese word meaning “comics” and “cartooning.” It is a type of comic either made in Japan or by a Japanese artist. The style was developed in Japan in the late 19th century; influenced by earlier Japanese art, manga can cover all book genres and is read by varying audiences. Typically, manga is read backwards to an American… Read more →

The Game of Adaptation

Don Quixote, Metamorphosis, Infinite Jest. These are just three novels that have been adapted visually by those who have a vision. A vision of how certain characters really look, when descriptions in the novel of their choosing isn’t very clear or just ignored by one’s imagination. There have been hundreds of graphic novel adaptations done and many more continue to be… Read more →

Reflection on the Metaphor in Comic Art

In Eisner’s The Street Singer, the reader is shown a seemingly homeless man singing in the alleyways for money. The graphics start off with harsh lines, deep shadows and the narration winds its way through the comic. The written words are place within the pictures, sometimes centered and sometimes overlapping with the drawings. In the story, the beggar is given… Read more →

The Trippy World of Nemo’s Oz

In class while discussing Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo, the general consensus of the class was that the themes in the comic were “trippy” or “strange” what with the fantastical creatures appearing in Nemo’s dreams and the creepy ways that Nemo appears to “die” at the end of each comic. In a particular comic from 1905-11-12 which depicts Nemo trying to… Read more →