Tag: reflection

Creating a Comic

When I first heard that we were doing a web-comic in this class I got very excited. I have always found web-comics fascinating, and completely tooting my own horn, have had an idea I thought would be good with one for ages, the only problem: I cannot draw to save my life. So upon hearing about the assignment, I had… Read more →

The similarities of Akira and Watchmen

When I started reading Akira I noticed that there were quiet a few elements that seemed similar to Watchmen.   The similarities involve things like the bloodiness of the graphic novels, and the overtly violent nature in the whole storylines. Inside both Akira and Watchmen the characters seem to accept that they live in societies based in violence. In Watchmen… Read more →

Sara Francis on creativity?

The Watchmen comic is heavy, sophisticated in the way it tackles the subject that I burn with a jealous rage over how good it is. Silly as it is, in my head I’m going “This comic writer is a better writer than me! I might as well give up now.” I know I shouldn’t, and when it comes down to… Read more →

My One Problem with “What It Is”

I have very much enjoyed our conversation throughout the week on What It Is. I have just personally found it difficult to connect with the book itself. With all of the other materials we have read this semester, it was rather easy for me to read it, process it, and then move forward with it. But there is something about What… Read more →

Reflection 2: Jon’s Optimism

This week, finishing the last chapters of Watchmen was rather difficult for me. I think Watchmen was interesting in the beginning but, as the chapters went on too many different plots sprung up, to easily keep up with the plot. I was also rather frustrated with the jumping back and forth between time lines. I realize this kind of illustration… Read more →

How Watchmen Made Me Cry

It was chapter twelve. And they were tears of revulsion. This was my second readthrough of Watchmen, and while I definitely got to enjoy it more, instead of being attacked by the wall of text in every panel, I don’t think I liked anymore than I did last time. It’s still pretty pretentious and problematic, but I don’t think that diminishes its… Read more →

Reflection: Symmetry

In our discussion on Friday, we talked a lot about the role of symmetry throughout the text. I wanted to extend the conversation on it because I am still not sure what exactly Moore’s intentions are with the reoccurring theme. At first glance I saw it as simply an artistic element that just enhanced the images in the text. But… Read more →

Reflection on Rosie

  One of the things that stuck with me the most during our discussions last week of Eisner’s Contract With God, was our discussions about “The Super,” and more specifically how we all had such varying opinions about Rosie and what Rosie’s intentions were during that story. What I found so particularly interesting about this discussion was how varied the… Read more →