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Biographical Presentation

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Biographical Presentation

  1. 1. Graphic BiographyA Graphic Expression of a Life Story
  2. 2. What is Graphic Biography?An artful expression of a person’s life in a form of graphic novel or comics
  3. 3. Biographic ComicsFamous People: sport legends, singers, historical figures, well- known individuals, and so on.
  4. 4. Examples of Biographic ComicsExamples: Babe Ruth, Isadora Duncan,Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln,Malcolm X … etc
  5. 5. Graphic Biography• Autobiographic Comics (or Graphic Autobiography) : an artwork of the artist him/herself. Usually depicts the individual’s life adversity such as cultural repressions, abuses, or life-changing events. Currently most popular in Canadian, American and French comics** en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobiographical_comics
  6. 6. Examples of Autobiographic ComicsIn Chronological Order:Justin Green, Binki Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary, 1972Keiji Nakazawa, Ore Wa Mita (“I Saw It”), 1972Joyce Brabner, Our Cancer Year, 1976Art Spiegelman, Maus, 198?DC Comics, Wasteland, 1987-1989Joe Sacco, Palestine, 199?Phoebe Gloeckner, A Child’s LifeMarjane Satrapi, PersepolisAl Davison, The Spiral CageDanny Gregory, Everyday Matters,Josh Neufeld, a few perfect hours, 2004Steve Peters, Chemistry, 2005Alison Bechdel, Fun Home, 2006Carol Lay, The Big Skinny, 2008Gilbert, Lefevre, and Lemercier, The Photographer, 2003
  7. 7. • Justin Green, Binki Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary, 1972
  8. 8. Keiji Nakazawa, Ore Wa Mita (“I Saw It”), 1972Joyce Brabner, OurCancer Year, 1976
  9. 9. • Art Spiegelman, Maus, 198?
  10. 10. • Joe Sacco, Palestine, 199?
  11. 11. • Phoebe Gloeckner, A Child’s Life
  12. 12. • Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
  13. 13. • Al Davison, The Spiral Cage
  14. 14. • Josh Neufeld, a few perfect hours, 2004
  15. 15. • Danny Gregory, Everyday Matters,
  16. 16. • Alison Bechdel, Fun Home, 2006
  17. 17. • Carol Ray, The Big Skinny, 2008
  18. 18. • Gilbert, Lefevre, and Lemercier, The Photographer, 2003
  19. 19. More ResourcesComics on the Web:http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/bigskinny/http://www.dannygregory.com.More Information on Graphic Biographyhttp://graphicmedicine.org/#http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobiographical_c omicsGene Kannenberg Jr., 500 Essential Graphic Novels: the Ultimate Guide, chapter 2 “Non- fiction”, Collins Design, 2008

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