Comics for Media Studies

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Comics for Media Studies

  1. 10. “ The comics erode the most fundamental habits of humane, civilised living… and they erode them in the most vulnerable element of our society, our children… “ If we ban the comics we are reducing the chances of war and preventing the further perversion of the world’s children.” Bill Pearson letter to Landfall (March, 1955)
  2. 11. The Comics Scare (1940s-1950s)
  3. 13. Seduction of the Innocent by Dr. Frederic Wertham (1954)
  4. 22. “ There will be no attempt to give them serious consideration on aesthetic grounds, because they are simply not worth it.” Margaret Dalziel ‘ The Comics in New Zealand,’ Landfall (March, 1955)
  5. 26. The ‘Graphic Novel’
  6. 27. Bandes Dessinées (BD)
  7. 37. Graphic Novels by Paul Gravett Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  8. 38. Genre
  9. 47. Manga
  10. 49. Manga: Kodomo – aimed at children Shōjo – aimed at girls Shōnen – aimed at boys Josei – aimed at young women (18-30) Seinen – aimed at young men (18-30) Yaoi – ‘boy love’ comics Yuri – ‘girl love’ comics Hentai – erotic comics Dōjinshi – fan comics
  11. 51. Crayon Shin-Chan (1992-) by Yoshito Usui
  12. 52. Kawaii ! (cute)
  13. 53. Shojo Shonen
  14. 55. Doujinshi – manga made by fans
  15. 56. Shojo Shonen
  16. 62. Visual Language
  17. 64. Reading Pictures
  18. 66. closure
  19. 69. CHANTAL MONTELLIER
  20. 70. Visual Metaphor
  21. 71. DAVID B.
  22. 72. JOE CHIAPPETTA
  23. 73. HERGE Tintin (The Castafiore Emerald)
  24. 74. MIWA UEDA, Peach Girl
  25. 77. Dialects, Idioms, Accents
  26. 83. LLOYD DANGLE
  27. 84. Style vs. Content
  28. 88. Style as Content
  29. 93. Style as individual ‘Voice’
  30. 97. Imaginary Physics
  31. 103. Picture + Picture = Comics
  32. 107. TANIGUCHI The Man Who Walks
  33. 110. Syntax & Grammar
  34. 114. KATSUHIRO OTOMO Akira
  35. 116. CHESTER BROWN Louis Riel
  36. 117. KAZ
  37. 118. CHRIS WARE
  38. 119. Words + Pictures
  39. 122. WILL EISNER Comics & Sequential Art
  40. 123. JIM WOODRING Frank
  41. 124. JOHN BYRNE
  42. 126. DAVE SIM & GERHARD, Cerebus
  43. 127. DAVE SIM & GERHARD, Cerebus
  44. 128. DAVE SIM & GERHARD, Cerebus
  45. 129. GOSCINNY & UDERZO, Asterix the Legionary

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