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Comics and Narration

Thierry Groensteen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book is the follow-up to The System of Comics, in which the author, a French-language comics theorist, set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic ... More


Introduction

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The System of Comics, a French-language book published in 1999 and translated in English in 2007, offers a theoretical explanation of the foundations of the language of comics. It shows how the ... More


Comics and the Test of Abstraction

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In 2009, the anthology Abstract Comics was published by Fantagraphics and edited by Andrei Molotiu. In it, Molotiu distinguishes two types of abstract comics: sequences of abstract drawings and ... More


The Rhythms of Comics

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Rhythm is a structuring element of the narrative discourse of comics. Abstract comics can bring out the rhythmic and musical dimension intrinsic to the medium’s formal resources, and its rhythmic ... More


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