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Comics and Graphic Novels Quiz!
Sunday, Feb 28 – 11am
A Few Ground Rules
• No negatives, so wild guesses are encouraged.
• 15 questions total!
• The questions always have clues, so read
carefully
Quiz Format
• Answer directly in the Youtube Live Chat
• No Google forms for answering!
• First three correct answers will get 30/20/10
points
• QM decision is final
1
In 1980, Mort Walker–the creator of comic strips
like Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois–published a
charming book titled The Lexicon of Comicana
which attempted to categorized every tiny
element of a comic book drawing.
Here, for instance, are Walker’s terms for
“emanata” - visual representations of invisible
properties that “emanate” from objects.
In the below, what is a “solrad”?
Answer
1
The wavy lines that represents light and/or
warmth emanating from the sun or other light
sources.
2
The name for this graphic novel institution came
from combining their original publishing schedule
(they were once a magazine) with a 13th century
term that referred to the gruesome fate of
“deplorables” in society.
What is the name?
Answer
2
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
3
Identify the missing entry in this partial
bibliography of a comic book legend:
______ (1991)
The Wild Party (1994)
Open Me, I'm A Dog (1995)
Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched
to Their Limits (2001)
In the Shadow of No Towers (2004)
Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young
%@&*! (2008)
Answer
3
MAUS
4
The Chinese comic book artist Feifei Ruan
was commissioned in 2019 to depict this
iconic science fiction object in a “Chinese”
setting, due to this sci-fi franchise’s growing
popularity in the country.
This is what she produced. Identify the
OBJECT redacted from each of these images:
Answer
TARDIS
5
These are mashups of which two iconic
animes (one of them happens to be one of
the best selling mangas of all time):
Answer
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
x
ATTACK ON TITAN
6
In 2005, _________ took a break from the production set
for one of his films and visited his regular comic book
shop. Upon wandering through the aisles, he discovered
an obscure 3-part French graphic novel - The Escape, The
Explorers and The Crossing - and struck by its concept,
swiftly began reading it non-stop. At the time, the comic
had no English version, but had strangely enough found a
translation in ____________'s native language.
Immediately excited, he gained the rights to the graphic
novel, drawn he says, by the thematic richness of “the
proles and the golds” of the book. It became an acclaimed
2013 film.
Who are we talking about?
Answer
BONG JOON-HO
(The film was Snowpiercer)
7
In the graphic novel world, who or what connect:
Jerusalem, Pyongyang, Yangon and
Shenzhen?
Answer
The books of GUY DELISLE
8
Self portrait of which famous comic comic artist?
Answer
BILL WATTERSON of
Calvin & Hobbes
9
Complete the Sequence:
Connaught Place >
Kolkata >
Greater Harappa >
____________
Answer
VIKASPURI
(the books of Sarnath Banerjee)
10
This twitter bot creates variations on the name of this
popular tv show adapted from a comic book series.
It picks random Wikipedia page titles that match the
syllables of the show's name, intended to be sung like the
show's catchy theme tune. Some of the names generated
include:
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
Asian Human Rights Commission
Single Payer Health Insurance
Women Science Fiction Authors
Which show / comic?
Answer
TEENAGE
MUTANT
NINJA TURTLES
11
Which famous graphic novelist, known
for his reporting from crisis zones, was
commissioned by French magazine XXI
to do a series of comics about rural
poverty in India?
Answer
JOE SACCO
12
Today, this comic book panel is an iconic internet meme.
Its origins are in 1965's World's Finest Comics #153, which was a
big crossover “what if” story involving many superheroes. The
panel was a “conversation” between 2 characters.
The original dialogue, which has then been remixed millions of
times on the internet, read:
“Don’t Tell me I’m wrong, you brat! Proving Superman’s guilt is my
whole mission in life!”
“...your grief has obsessed you with this idea of vengeance. I beg
you...give it up!”
Which meme?
Answer
THE “BATMAN SLAPPING ROBIN” MEME
13
"Claire Ligne" - It was a retrospective name for an iconic style,
first coined in 1977 during a resurgence of this method. its
hallmarks included: "no ink shading", "equal focus on the
background and foreground" and "realistic backgrounds against
cartoonish characters."
Proponents of this style in the 1950s were known as the "Brussels
School", and its return to the spotlight in the 70s eventually
influenced the likes of Moebius.
Which comic was the origin of this style?
Answer
TINTIN
14
Titled “American Graphic”, which uniquely award-winning
graphic novelist was profiled in the New Yorker thus, with a
portrait drawn by his friend Chris Ware.
Answer
NICK DRNASO
(His book Sabrina won a Booker)
15
Which “rule” or test” did this comic spark, named after its
creator, and used today to evaluate films on a very specific
criteria?
Answer
THE BECHDEL TEST
(named for Alison Bechdel)
Comics and Graphic novels Quiz by Krish Raghav

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Comics and Graphic novels Quiz by Krish Raghav

  • 1. Comics and Graphic Novels Quiz! Sunday, Feb 28 – 11am
  • 2. A Few Ground Rules • No negatives, so wild guesses are encouraged. • 15 questions total! • The questions always have clues, so read carefully
  • 3. Quiz Format • Answer directly in the Youtube Live Chat • No Google forms for answering! • First three correct answers will get 30/20/10 points • QM decision is final
  • 4. 1 In 1980, Mort Walker–the creator of comic strips like Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois–published a charming book titled The Lexicon of Comicana which attempted to categorized every tiny element of a comic book drawing. Here, for instance, are Walker’s terms for “emanata” - visual representations of invisible properties that “emanate” from objects. In the below, what is a “solrad”?
  • 5.
  • 7. 1 The wavy lines that represents light and/or warmth emanating from the sun or other light sources.
  • 8. 2 The name for this graphic novel institution came from combining their original publishing schedule (they were once a magazine) with a 13th century term that referred to the gruesome fate of “deplorables” in society. What is the name?
  • 11. 3 Identify the missing entry in this partial bibliography of a comic book legend: ______ (1991) The Wild Party (1994) Open Me, I'm A Dog (1995) Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits (2001) In the Shadow of No Towers (2004) Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! (2008)
  • 14. 4 The Chinese comic book artist Feifei Ruan was commissioned in 2019 to depict this iconic science fiction object in a “Chinese” setting, due to this sci-fi franchise’s growing popularity in the country. This is what she produced. Identify the OBJECT redacted from each of these images:
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  • 19. 5 These are mashups of which two iconic animes (one of them happens to be one of the best selling mangas of all time):
  • 22. 6 In 2005, _________ took a break from the production set for one of his films and visited his regular comic book shop. Upon wandering through the aisles, he discovered an obscure 3-part French graphic novel - The Escape, The Explorers and The Crossing - and struck by its concept, swiftly began reading it non-stop. At the time, the comic had no English version, but had strangely enough found a translation in ____________'s native language. Immediately excited, he gained the rights to the graphic novel, drawn he says, by the thematic richness of “the proles and the golds” of the book. It became an acclaimed 2013 film. Who are we talking about?
  • 24. BONG JOON-HO (The film was Snowpiercer)
  • 25. 7 In the graphic novel world, who or what connect: Jerusalem, Pyongyang, Yangon and Shenzhen?
  • 27. The books of GUY DELISLE
  • 28. 8 Self portrait of which famous comic comic artist?
  • 31. 9 Complete the Sequence: Connaught Place > Kolkata > Greater Harappa > ____________
  • 33. VIKASPURI (the books of Sarnath Banerjee)
  • 34. 10 This twitter bot creates variations on the name of this popular tv show adapted from a comic book series. It picks random Wikipedia page titles that match the syllables of the show's name, intended to be sung like the show's catchy theme tune. Some of the names generated include: Ace Ventura Pet Detective Asian Human Rights Commission Single Payer Health Insurance Women Science Fiction Authors Which show / comic?
  • 37. 11 Which famous graphic novelist, known for his reporting from crisis zones, was commissioned by French magazine XXI to do a series of comics about rural poverty in India?
  • 40. 12 Today, this comic book panel is an iconic internet meme. Its origins are in 1965's World's Finest Comics #153, which was a big crossover “what if” story involving many superheroes. The panel was a “conversation” between 2 characters. The original dialogue, which has then been remixed millions of times on the internet, read: “Don’t Tell me I’m wrong, you brat! Proving Superman’s guilt is my whole mission in life!” “...your grief has obsessed you with this idea of vengeance. I beg you...give it up!” Which meme?
  • 42. THE “BATMAN SLAPPING ROBIN” MEME
  • 43. 13 "Claire Ligne" - It was a retrospective name for an iconic style, first coined in 1977 during a resurgence of this method. its hallmarks included: "no ink shading", "equal focus on the background and foreground" and "realistic backgrounds against cartoonish characters." Proponents of this style in the 1950s were known as the "Brussels School", and its return to the spotlight in the 70s eventually influenced the likes of Moebius. Which comic was the origin of this style?
  • 46. 14 Titled “American Graphic”, which uniquely award-winning graphic novelist was profiled in the New Yorker thus, with a portrait drawn by his friend Chris Ware.
  • 48. NICK DRNASO (His book Sabrina won a Booker)
  • 49. 15 Which “rule” or test” did this comic spark, named after its creator, and used today to evaluate films on a very specific criteria?
  • 51. THE BECHDEL TEST (named for Alison Bechdel)