Tag: comics

Japanese Manga and Anime influence on American culture vs. American comic influence on Japanese culture

When walking into a library in America, one can look through the comics section and find American comics as well as a very wide range of manga. Manga and anime have had a great influence on American culture and the media that we produce. American comics have also had a influence on Japanese comics and culture. I argue that Japanese… Read more →

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 →

The helpful hand of comics

Reading is important. Not only does it expand your knowledge and your vocabulary but it also improves memory, develops strong analytical skills, and improves brain connectivity and function. It is necessary to create a strong mind in our young. Unfortunately most kids don’t latch on to books willingly and that’s where comic books have a good part to play. Not… Read more →

Mary Sues and Gary Stus

If you are reading this article, you should already know about the term that is used to describe a lot of characters from various media in a bad way. The term originated in fan fiction, but it is now being used to describe every character that fits the strangely large criteria. “Mary Sue” can be used to describe characters that… Read more →

The Duck Comic

During our Wed. class we were separated into groups and assigned to recreate a page from the Donald Duck vacation comic. The actual frames in the comic look like they would be easy to do. One has Donald and a Deer butting heads while another has a Bear running away from a fallen camera. The mechanics of the scenes appear… Read more →

Political Cartoons: Are they Comics?

Election season is rolling around, which means the country is seeing an abundance of political cartoons. These cartoons come in many forms, including small, one-panel caricatures, or multi-panel pieces. Either way, these cartoons are all forms of political satire, meant to make fun of politicians, or raise awareness of social issues. Political cartoons may have the appearance of comics, but… Read more →

Why are People Buying more Comics?

While the sales of graphic novels and comics have been hitting a new high, it’s the print copies that have had a major upshot! “The comics and graphic novel market hit another new high for the century in 2014, and a new high since the mid-90s, according to a new joint estimate by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton… Read more →

A new appreciation for the graphic novel

As our comics are wrapping up this week and we are presenting them on Friday, I feel it necessary to reflect on the process and my newly acquired appreciation of writers and artists that construct the graphic novel. At the first thought of constructing the comic I thought it would be just an overall fun experience. Although it has been… Read more →