Tag: comics

Campaigns Within Graphic Novels

Like every week, I sit in my room and contemplate “what can I bring to the table in regards to discussion about graphic novels.” Most of the time I’m stumped, but this week I was scanning my room for inspiration and my eyes caught my textbook “Political Communication Campaigns.” It got me thinking! Outside of political cartoons, are comics used… Read more →

The Survival of Comics

No one can tell the future. People can attempt to alter their future, they can guess at what the future will hold, but no one can say without a doubt what the future will hold. However, by analyzing trends and using math, a person could have a pretty good idea on what the outcome will be for things like certain… Read more →

Reflection #3: Akira

I’ve really enjoyed Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira this past week. I’ve never read manga before now so it was a bit of a new experience for me. Some of the major difference that I noticed in manga opposed to other more western comic styles were the super detailed panels, the amount of panels and the superhero-like action sequences.   Daniel R.… Read more →

What Does Nuclear Mean to You?

The dropping of the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forever changed the world as we knew it. Suddenly countries were battling in a cold war over a nuclear arms race, and widespread panic over nuclear weapons and radiation fallout spread like wildfire. What also was changed, was pop culture , and specifically for this article, comics. In America, nuclear… Read more →

Is Appropriation Appropriate?

Appropriation in art is using pre-existing objects or images with little to no modification applied to them. It is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of pre-existing images. When an artist appropriates images, it can result in copyright issues. One famous example is Andy Warhol, the artist behind the Campbell’s Soup painting campaign. Warhol appropriated the image and brand, Campbell’s.… Read more →

The Importance of Webcomics

As the 21st century progresses, there has been a push now more than ever for this to be moved from a hard copy, paper format to a easily accessible digital format. With this new online platform, independent films, shows, literature, and comics have room to grow and can reach an audience that independent, underground material could not before the rise… Read more →

Defining the Picture Book

Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. They are sold readily at bookstores that also sell American comics. Manga is read opposite of the way we read American comics, many first time readers find it confusing. These Japanese comics might be stylized and read differently due to the way japan reads and writes but there is… Read more →

What It Is?…Or What It Isn’t?

This past week our class discussed What It Is? by Lynda Berry and did the first two activities in the book to start some great class discussions. These activities although different and unique, as they go into detail on learning how to write and draw comics, really provoked not only great conversations in class but some really interesting personal thoughts. The one… Read more →